CYPRESS

 

On their way to the Battle of San Jacinto in 1836, Sam Houston and his troops camped in the area of what is now known as Cypress. Located about 25 miles northwest of Houston on U.S. Highway 290, Cypress is one of the largest suburban communities in the Houston area. A welcoming community, Cypress offers a low cost of living and houses with many different options at varying prices.

You may hear people refer to the area as “Cy-Fair” or “Cypress-Fairbanks” which originated from the 1930s combination of the Big Cypress School and Fairbanks High School into Cy-Fair High School and the formation of the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District. The school district is the third largest in Texas, and the community has always ranked education as a top priority.

Proximity to Houston gives residents access to all of the amenities and activities that Houston has to offer – museums, theaters, restaurants and night life. But Cypress provides a number of recreational options as well. The annual Cy-Fair Rodeo is an extremely popular event that’s been held since 1944. Tin Hall, the oldest continually operating dance hall in Texas, opened in 1889, and events are still held there. The Northwest Forest Conference Center has a full-scale replica of the Alamo. For those who enjoy the outdoors, the planned Cypress Creek Greenway Project along Cypress Creek will provide hike-and-bike trails, horseback riding, canoeing and other outdoor attractions as part of this major parks project.