Spring, Texas Homes and Real Estate
The city of Spring, Texas is located north of Houston, Texas in Northern Harris County. As of the 2010 census, the population was over 54,000.
The town of Spring, Texas homes and real estate began in 1838, when Mr. William Pierpont established a trading post on beside Spring Creek. The town grew quickly as of 1840, the population had grown tp over 150 people. In 1871, a railroad was constructed through the town of Spring which increased its growth. After the railroad, a post office was established, then came saw miles for the local pine tree forests, cotton gins, schools and churches. Though through the 1900’s, the population ebbed and waned due to the location of the railroad and the local and national economy.
However, in the 1970, due to Houston’s expanding economy and suburban sprawl, the city began to expand northward. Also the nearby Houston Intercontinental (now George Bush Intercontinental Airport) was constructed to the south of Spring. By the 1990 census, Spring had grown to over 30,000 people.
The city of Spring, Texas and most areas around the city are all within the Spring Independent School District. The elementary schools that serve Spring, Texas include George E. Anderson, Chet Burchett, Pearl M. Hirsch, Mildred I. Jenkins, McNabb, Northgate Crossing, Salyers, Lewis Eugene Smith, John A. Winship and the newest elementary school; Marshall Elementary School. There are four middle schools and two high schools.
Other education facilities include branches of the Harris County Library. The largest library in Spring is the over 10,000 square foot Baldwin Boettcher Branch Library at Mercer Park. The other local library branch in Spring is the Barbara Bush Branch Library at Cypress Creek and is located on Cypresswood Drive.
Spring, Texas has the unique location of being in the more forested areas of Northern Houston and Harris County. With that comes many wonderful parks. A few of the parks are the 5 acre Southwell Park, Bayer Park, (30 acres) and Pundt Park (380 acres). Also nar Spring is the popular Mercer Arboretum and Botanic Gardens, which includes an endangered species garden, boat launches, play and picnic areas.