Living in Kingwood, Texas

The first residents of this master-planned community (the largest one in Harris County) moved into their brand-new homes in 1971. Since then, the area has become home to 65,000 people. Most of Kingwood’s 25 residential villages have a neighborhood pool and community services. Kingwood, known as the “Livable Forest,” exists in harmony with pines, magnolias and many other species of shade trees. Hike and bike trails weave throughout the woods and lakes of the neighborhoods, providing ample opportunity for folks to exercise, relax and socialize.

The city of Houston is not far, just 23 miles to the south, but Kingwood residents have everything they need to stay close to home, including a thriving commercial center, many big-name retail stores, smaller shops, restaurants, and other amenities. In addition, there are over 100 different clubs and organizations to involve residents.


Demographic Information for Kingwood, Texas

Population Estimates, 2017:  86,262

Median Household Income: $95,974

High School Diploma or Equivalent: 16%

Bachelor’s Degree of Higher: 44%

Median Value of Owner-Occupied Housing Units, 2013-2017: $223,593

Median Rent in Kingwood, TX: $1,002



Barrington Kingwood

Here, residents live well. Homes in Barrington Kingwood are surrounded by the back nine of the Lakes Golf Course of the Kingwood Country Club, and many offer spectacular views. At the heart of the neighborhood is the Barrington Manor House, offering a fitness center, media center, computer center, billiards room, tennis courts, infinity edge pool, and more. It’s the perfect spot to gather with neighbors and host a party. Barrington residents are right next door to baseball and soccer fields, horse stables, the Kingwood FFA barn, the boat ramp into Lake Houston, Deer Ridge Park and all the restaurants and shopping they could want. Nearby schools are in the Humble Independent School District. Visit for more information.

Kings Mill

This delightfully designed community offers charming amenities including a tranquil pool and aquatic center, playgrounds, a scenic lake and miles of wooded walkways. Residents can retreat from the hustle of the big city, breathe in the scents and sights of nature, and relax in their castle nestled in the forest of Kings Mill. Deerbrook Mall, Lake Houston and many shops, restaurants and services are right nearby. The area is served by the Humble Independent School District. Visit for more information.

Royal Brook

Responding to the demand for more new homes in Kingwood, the community’s developer, Friendswood Development Company, is building a new village called Royal Brook, located at the northeast corner of Mills Branch Road and West Lake Houston Parkway. The first phase is now open, offering new homes priced from the $300,000s to $700,000s. The award-winning Humble Independent School District will serve the village.

Oakhurst at Kingwood

An integral part of Kingwood’s master plan, Oakhurst is one of the newest villages in the Livable Forest. Set amongst the fairways of the Oakhurst Golf Club, beautiful homes are connected by 75 miles of greenbelt trails, where residents can walk, jog, bike, roller blade, and travel around the community, visiting the many amenities, like the water spray park. Children attend schools in the New Caney Independent School District.