Originally founded with the name Presswood in 1862, New Caney now rests in Montgomery County, about a 30-minute drive from downtown Houston. New Caney originally housed cattle ranches, mills and a variety of stores around Caney Creek. From a population of 60 people in 1884, New Caney has certainly grown in size and development since then. Today, New Caney is chock-full of things to do outside for the nature explorer at heart and is home to about 20,000 residents.
Students in the area are zoned for New Caney Independent School District. New Caney Independent School District includes eighteen schools on the elementary, middle and high school level combined. NCISD teachers have 10 years or more of teaching experience on average. Continued training and education is not only encouraged for teachers and staff on NCISD staff, but is required in most cases.
Experience the beauty of the outdoors in nearby Lake Houston Wilderness Park, just a short drive away for New Caney residents. Lake Houston Wilderness Park covers about 4,800 acres of wooded parkland, and is about 30 minutes north of downtown Houston off of Highway 59. Just take the bridge over Peach Creek and discover everything this park has to offer. From walking, hiking, camping and more, there’s something for the whole family to enjoy.
Visit Valley Ranch Town Center and shop popular names like Ulta, Ross Dress for Less, Petsmart, Burlington and Academy all in one convenient location. It’s easy to check items off of your shopping list and make it an all day affair with surrounding restaurants like Chick-fil-A, Five Guys, Gringo’s Mexican Kitchen and RC’s NYC Pizza & Pasta to satisfy your lunch cravings.
For entertainment, turn to New Caney Stadium on Texas Drive to see your favorite team take on their opponent. Visit the Cinemark theater and catch the latest flick or get a good workout with a swim at the New Caney ISD Natatorium. New Caney is sure to see some major developments coming soon including a spacious amphitheater and additional fitness facilities.