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Howard Hughes Breaks Ground on The Woodlands Hills

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THE WOODLANDS, TX – The Howard Hughes Corporation® broke ground today on Houston’s newest master planned community, The Woodlands Hills, a 2,000-acre development located 13 miles north of The Woodlands® in Conroe and Willis. The Woodlands Hills joins The Woodlands® and Bridgeland®, the two award-winning master planned communities in the Houston area that help make up the acclaimed MPC portfolio of The Howard Hughes Corporation.

Watch what happened at the Ground Breaking Ceremony, captured LIVE by Hello Woodlands on our Facebook page:

“Leveraging our 40 years of experience developing some of the most successful master planned communities in the country, The Howard Hughes Corporation will develop The Woodlands Hills with the high quality standards and design principles that have made The Woodlands and Bridgeland two of the best-selling master planned communities in Texas,” said David R. Weinreb, Chief Executive Officer of The Howard Hughes Corporation. “We are committed to developing communities that will stand the test of time, creating memorable experiences and a vibrant sense of place for local residents, office workers, and the broader community.”


“This is a great time and opportunity for this new community to become a reality, not only for The Woodlands Hills and the City of Willis, but also for the City of Conroe,” said Toby Powell, Mayor of the City of Conroe. “It is said that if a seed is planted in good faith it should bring a great harvest, and I truly believe this will be a wonderful time for everyone to benefit from this mutual effort.”

“On behalf of the City of Willis, I want to thank The Howard Hughes Corporation and The Woodlands Development Company for choosing our area to develop an amazing master planned community,” said Leonard Reed, Mayor of the City of Willis. “We look forward to working together to make this vision a reality we can all be proud of.”

Located on FM 830 on the west side of I-45 with the property boundary extending north to FM 1097 and south to League Line Road, The Woodlands Hills offers easy access to I-45, the Grand Parkway and the Hardy Toll Road. It is in close proximity to businesses and healthcare in The Woodlands and surrounding areas, while providing an easy commute to the George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston. The Woodlands Hills is also near Lake Conroe, Sam Houston National Forest and the Lone Star Executive Airport in Conroe.


Set within a gently rolling terrain, The Woodlands Hills will ultimately include more than 4,500 residences. Homebuilders will be announced later this year, and the first single-family models are expected to open in the first quarter of 2018. Sharing the same commitment to environmental preservation as The Woodlands and Bridgeland, the forested community of The Woodlands Hills will feature approximately 112 acres of open space, 20 neighborhood parks along with a 17-acre Village Park. An amenity center with event space and a fitness facility will highlight the recreation in The Woodlands Hills. The community will include nine-and-a-half miles of hike-and-bike trails, in addition to bike lanes along the major thoroughfares. A dynamic mix of retail is also planned.

“We are dedicated to making The Woodlands Hills the newest premier master planned community in Texas, with extraordinary amenities allowing residents to take full advantage of an integrated lifestyle in a unique environment,” stated Paul Layne, Executive Vice President of Master Planned Communities, The Howard Hughes Corporation. “We believe that new beginnings are shaped by the culture we create together, not just the homes that are built. ‘A whole life, a whole vision, a whole community’ – that is what The Woodlands Hills is all about.”

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