Part of the southern portion of Montgomery County, Spring sits just north of Houston, about a 30-minute drive from downtown Houston
. Nestled among the trees, Spring is home to several golf courses while also conveniently located near George Bush International Airport. Areas to visit in Spring include Old Town Spring, a shopper’s delight and the Mercer Arboretum and Botanic Gardens. Students living in this area attend Spring Independent School District.
There are several scenic activities available near Spring, Texas. Residents love to visit the Mercer Botanic Gardens, a county botanical garden with an arboretum and beautiful natural areas. There are over 20 acres of gardens featuring bamboo, daylilies ferns, gingers and herbs. There are also playgrounds on the west side of the park, as well as picnic tables, barbecue pavilions and several walking trails.
Residents also love to visit Wet n’ Wild Splashtown during warmer months. This family fun water park is full of fantastic amenities. There are rides for all ages, including specific kids rides perfect for your young ones. This park also caters to an older crowd with several thrill rides, including the Alien Chaser, Big Spin, Brain Drain, FlowRider and Texas Free Fall. The park also hosts special events, including concerts.
There are several popular dining spots throughout the Spring area. Highly rated restaurants include Q-Shi BBQ & Sushi, CorkScrew BBQ, The Black Sheep Bistro, Ellen’s Cafe, La Presa Mexican Restaurant, Rudy’s Country Store and Bar-B-Q, Puffabelly’s Old Depot Restaurant, El Palenque Mexican Restaurant, Gringo’s Mexican Kitchen and Hoi Yin Chinese Restaurant.
All areas of Spring fall within the Spring Independent School District. Elementary schools include George E. Anderson, Chet Burchett, Pearl M. Hirsch, Mildred I. Jenkins, Ginger McNabb, Northgate Crossing, Salyers, Lewis Eugene Smith. There are three middle schools including Bailey, Dueitt and Twin Creeks, as well as Spring High School. Lone Star College System is also available for community college.