Kingwood is a beautiful community in the state of Texas, United States, the majority being located in Harris County and the rest in Montgomery County. The history of Kingwood goes back to 1971, when it was created as a joint venture between King Ranch and the Friendswood Development Company. Mix these two names, and you can see where did Kingwood get its name from. Ever since its foundation, Kingwood had an interesting slogan: 'The Livable Forest'. In 1996, Kingwood was annexed by Houston. At its establishment, Kingwood had only 1000 residents. Now, there are 81.692 people living in Kingwood, according to the 2010 census, making it the largest community in the county and the second-largest within the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown Metropolitan Area. If you want to take in the fresh air and relax, Kingwoodis perfect for you.
Top Attractions within Kingwood
The Kingwood State Park is a beautiful recreational facility, where people all ages will have a wonderful time. The park features numerous amenities, including skate benches, skate tables, a kicker ramp, a drinking fountain, a skateboarder-shaped bike rack and a mini half pipe. This was the first municipal park to have ever been built in Kingwood, and it has always been showing its visitors a nice time.
The Kingwood Branch of the Harris County Public Library is the place to go if you enjoy reading. The library, in association with the Houston Public Library, hosts an impressive collection of volumes, that will surely please the heart of every passionate. The library moved into a new and upgraded building in 2010.
Mardi Grass is one of the numerous and popular events that take place in Kingwood. Mardi Grass is held every year in February, in the Town Center Park, and it gathers thousands of people who come to watch the incredible parade and vendor fair, but also to enjoy the open air concert. This Carnival celebration must not be missed if you are in the area at that time.