Founded in the 1970’s as a planned community, The Woodlands enjoys a reputation as a great place to visit and even greater to live in. It is located just a short ride on the I-45 freeway from Houston, yet it manages to retain a small town feel. Originally envisioned as an oasis of peace, it gradually developed into a true urban unit with a unique identity. The population is currently around 115,000 and increasing quickly, while a number of large corporations are present in the city as well.
The Woodlands area is divided into several villages, including:
- Town Center
- Grogan’s Mill
- Panther Creek
- Indian Springs
- Cochran’s Crossing
- Alden Bridge
- College Park
- Sterling Ridge
- Creekside park
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There are also several notable communities located nearby, such as:
Spring, TX – incorporated town with 55,000 residents located in the Harris country, featuring a large area of untouched nature in the Spring Creek Greenway, which is the longest contiguous forested strip in an urban area in the entire U.S.
Tomball, TX – this picturesque town is the home to 12,000 people, and it is spread over 12 square miles, offering plenty of opportunities for hiking, fishing, bird-watching, and other outdoor activities.
Conroe, TX– located on the charming banks of the man-made Conroe Lake, this community is gaining population at a rapid pace and is now housing more than 80,000 people, a 25,000 increase since 2010.
BRIEF HISTORY AND LANDMARKS
Development of The Woodlands was spurred by the vision of the oil magnate George P. Mitchell, who was inspired to build a city from scratch and obtained funding for it within the HUD New Town program. Initially, the location was treasured for its scenic beauty, so hotels, golf courses, and parks were among the first facilities to be completed. Today, this is a fully developed urban area, with a strong corporate sector presence and plenty of tourist attractions, including the famous riverside promenade. Some of the other landmarks that Woodlands is known for include Town Green Park, the Portofino shopping center, the Waterway Square, and the upscale Hughes Landing neighborhood.
ANIMAL SPECIES FREQUENTLY SEEN IN THE WOODLANDS
Since this area is relatively sparsely populated and includes numerous spots where wild animals are roaming freely, interactions between humans and wildlife are inevitable in The Woodlands. Some of the animals encountered are relatively harmless, for example, turtles, rabbits, and deer. Rodents are sometimes a nuisance, since mice, rats, prairie dogs, and gophers inhabit the region in large numbers. Bats and birds are regularly visiting human dwellings, including starlings, sparrows, woodpeckers, and flickers. Of course, this is Texas, so venomous snakes can present a serious problem during the hot summer months, while coyotes are plentiful and mostly accustomed to humans, which can embolden them to forage for food in urban areas. As a general rule, communities with lower population density and a higher proportion of forested areas are at greater risk of animal interactions.
CALL SKEDADDLE TO REMOVE THE ANIMALS SAFELY
It’s usually a bad idea for untrained people to attempt animal removal on their own, especially if they are unsure which exact species they are dealing with. Fortunately, Skedaddle Woodlands can help in this regard, as our technicians are very experienced with interventions of this kind and know how to remove any animal in a secure way without excessive cruelty. Our procedure consists of three steps, so removal is immediately followed by cleaning and repairs and completed only after your home has been made intrusion-proof. There is a reason why Skedaddle is highly regarded all over North America, and residents of Spring, Tomball, Conroe and other communities in and near The Woodlands can learn firsthand what makes our company so successful.