Why I’m Loving Cypress, Texas…

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Why I’m Loving Cypress, Texas…

 

While I tell people who aren’t familiar with the area that I’m back in Houston, I’m actually living in Cypress, TX, which is an unincorporated community in northwest Harris County. 

 

Cypress is about 24 miles northwest of the city of Houston proper, but it’s really just a hop, skip and a jump thanks to 3 loops that encircle the city of Houston. 

 

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When I left Houston in the late 80s, Cypress was just a small suburb of Houston.  We would pass through or by it on our way to College Station. 

 

Cypress now ranks 50th in the top 100 highest-income urban areas in the United States.  The Cy-Fair School District is the largest recognized school district in the state of Texas with 75 out of 78 campuses receiving an 'Exemplary' or 'Recognized' rating by the Texas Education Agency in 2010”

 

What I love is that we can still enjoy all of the amenities that Houston has to offer...from a distance.  We don’t have to get caught up in the traffic. 

 

And thanks to The 610 Loop, which was the original Loop that encircled the city, the Sam Houston Tollway, and the Grand Parkway, residents can easily get to the airport, downtown, The Galleria area, and other areas in the greater Metropolitan area of Houston. 

 

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What stands out for me are the many parks that are all around the area. Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve, for example, has 80 acres that include 3 fishing piers, paved and unpaved paths, a canoe launch, picnic areas, and a fire pit. 

 

Cypress isn’t just for families. Besides the Cy-Fair School District, there are restaurants, a large outlet mall, boutiques, and lots of activities for the sport’s enthusiasts. 

 

Per Realtor.com, the median listing price for a home in Cypress is $335K.   There are condos, apartments, single-family ranch and two-story homes. 

No matter what kind of food you’re looking for, Cypress, TX has it. Of course, there are Mexican food restaurants everywhere, as well as Thai, Vietnamese, Italian, German, and of course, a large assortment of steak houses. 

 

Having lived away from the Houston area for about 30 years, coming back home and choosing Cypress was an easy choice for me to make. 

 

 

 

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Roy Kelley
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Thank you very much, Kathy, for telling us about your home community.

Mar 31, 2020 07:49 AM #10
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Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
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What a great review of the area, makes me want to come visit when I ever get to Houston. Like many big cities, it is only knowing a native that you learn about the hidden gems of a city.

Mar 31, 2020 08:01 AM #11
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Donald Urschalitz
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It sure looks as if picked the right place to live. I think it is a cut above to Delray Beach.

Mar 31, 2020 08:54 AM #12
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Sharon Tara
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Cypress sounds very nice! I'm so glad you are happy there!

Mar 31, 2020 09:02 AM #13
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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Cypress seems like a delightful community, Kathy.  I hope you are enjoying your week.  Stay safe!

Mar 31, 2020 09:29 AM #14
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Kathy,

I enjoyed reading about the location of your new home...Cypress sounds like the perfect fit for both of you and the bluebirds...A

Mar 31, 2020 10:03 AM #15
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Hi Sham Reddy CRS then I'll bet you remember the traffic and the humidity!!!

Hi Wayne Martin the nice thing is that you have so much around you.  We chose Cypress because most of my family is out here. Had we moved where we used to live, it could take us 30 - 45 minutes at least to get to the family. 

Mar 31, 2020 12:07 PM #16
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Kathy, Cypress sounds like an excellent place to live, no wonder you enjoy living there.

Mar 31, 2020 12:11 PM #17
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Nina Hollander I love that we can get to the downtown area, if we need to but have so much around us here.

Michael Jacobs when I moved back, I couldn't even tell you which way north was. Houston is so spread out, it has taken me a while to learn where everything is again. 

Mar 31, 2020 12:13 PM #18
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Barbara Todaro we love it and because of the newer loops, it's easier to get around. 

Sheila Anderson Thank you. while I'm further away from the 'Mother Ship"...the Galleria Mall...there are still places to shop here.

Mar 31, 2020 12:18 PM #19
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Brian England When we lived here before and were working, there's no way we could have lived out this far. Plus, we could get to the Astrodome (remember that!) quickly for games. 

Sharon Lee, unfortunately, there's almost always some traffic in Houston but not as bad further out. 

Mar 31, 2020 12:24 PM #20
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Hi Joan Cox it's a lot easier to say Houston because people know it. 

Roy Kelley Hope that you and Chef Dolores are safe and sound. 

I agree Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 I'm still re-learning about some of the new areas and the redeveloped areas. 

Mar 31, 2020 12:30 PM #21
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Donald Urschalitz I always told Larry that I would love to be able to pick up Houston and plop it where Delray is. 

Sharon Tara I actually am even though I do miss a lot about Delray. 

Myrl Jeffcoat family makes all the difference. 

Mar 31, 2020 12:32 PM #22
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel  Larry and I also love the diversity that' we see in Houston/Cypress.  We missed that where we were. 

George Souto Thank you. It's turned out be a good move. 

Mar 31, 2020 12:34 PM #23
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Hi Kathy:

Well I knew nothing about Cypress, TX, except that you lived there, and now I know so much more. Sounds like you are really HOME! Thanks for sahring some beautiful photos and the video - they really brought Cypress to life!!

Jeff

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Hi Kathy - who knew Cypress was such a great little community! I would love the preserves! Right up my alley!

Mar 31, 2020 01:17 PM #25
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Hello Kathy and thanks for sharing with us about Cypress, Texas area.  Hope you are staying safe.

 

Mar 31, 2020 02:03 PM #26
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Thank you Jeff Dowler, CRS and thank you for hosting the challenge!!!

Anna Banana Kruchten Broker, CRB, CRS This area is flat so hiking is easy.

Will Hamm I am, and I hope you are as well!!!!!

Mar 31, 2020 04:27 PM #27
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Morning Kathy.

I remember the 610 Loop, the last time I visited the Houston area, on my way to Galveston.  Looks like you and Larry picked, the right place

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You really do have the best of both worlds in award-winning Cypress, Kathy! Funny but, a lot of people living in the Fort Mill, SC area can get to our Uptown faster than some that actully live in the southern part of the city itself! So, having that freeway access is definitely a benefit. 

Thank you so much for participating in March's challenge!

Apr 01, 2020 10:45 PM #29
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