THE WOODLANDS Montgomery County Founded in 1974, The Woodlands has become a thriving community where people live, work, play and learn. This master-planned community has grown to include nine residential villages, The Woodlands Town Center, Hughes Landing and The Woodlands Waterway®,. The Woodlands boasts some of the highest-ranked schools in the greater Houston region, award-winning medical and wellness centers, and places of worship of virtually every denomination. Today, approximately 2,200 businesses, including the headquarters of major corporations, are based in The Woodlands. With 147 parks, 220 miles of hiking and bike trails, pools, public art, water sport destinations and signature golf courses, there is never a shortage of things to do and ways to enjoy The Woodlands’ lush natural surroundings with almost 8,000 of our total 28,400 acres remain open space.