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New Church to Debut as First Place of Worship in The Woodlands Hills®

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CONROE, TX – The Howard Hughes Corporation® (NYSE: HHC) has announced the sale of an eight-acre site to the Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church for the debut of the first place of worship in The Woodlands Hills®. The Methodist Church will be located off FM 830, directly south of William Lloyd Meador Elementary School, and marks the commencement of commercial development activity for The Woodlands Hills. A groundbreaking ceremony is anticipated in 2023.

The Woodlands Hills United Methodist Church

“We are always looking for communities that are developing and growing their amenities, and we recognized The Woodlands Hills as an ideal place for a new church. By establishing a new congregation in this growing community, we have an opportunity to expand our outreach,” said Dr. Jeff Olive, Central North District Superintendent, Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, which includes over 600 churches. “The goal is to be an integral part of the live, play, learn, and worship component of emerging master planned communities such as The Woodlands Hills. This new church will represent the second in Conroe, complementing First Methodist Conroe.”

“The Methodist Church will add to the attractive quality of life in The Woodlands Hills by bringing spirituality and worship in a convenient location,” added Steve Sams, Senior Vice President, Master Planned Communities, Residential for The Howard Hughes Corporation. “The Woodlands Hills will celebrate its fourth anniversary this summer and has already grown into an award-winning master planned community in the well-recognized portfolio of Howard Hughes.”




The Woodlands Hills is one of Houston’s newer master planned communities located 13 miles north of The Woodlands® in Conroe and Willis.

The Woodlands Hills was recognized as a Quality Planned Development™ by the North Houston Association and West Houston Association in 2021 and ranked #20 among the 50 Top-Selling Master Planned Communities in the Greater Houston area in 2021 by Zonda.

Quality-built and designed homes are presented by eight local and national homebuilders in The Woodlands Hills, which include Century Communities, Chesmar Homes, David Weekley Homes, Gehan Homes, Highland Homes, Perry Homes, Ravenna Homes and Westin Homes. These renowned builders offer one-, one-and-a-half- and two-story single-family homes, set on a variety of lot sizes ranging from 40-foot to 75-foot homesites. Homes are priced from the low $300s.

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Opened in the summer of 2018, The Woodlands Hills is an award-winning 2,000-acre master planned community offering an abundance of nature-inspired amenities, eventually featuring approximately 112 acres of open space. The acclaimed 17-acre Founders Park provides an Activity Center as its focal point with indoor and outdoor space, a state-of-the-art fitness center and a yoga/events lawn. Founders Park also features leisure and fitness pools, lazy river, sprayground, an innovative playground, a dog park and tennis courts. Forested trails as well as dedicated bike lanes on major connectors are available for the community to enjoy. With the Sue Luce’s Daisy Park, the Rick and Roz Dauzat Peace Park, and the Coach Les Peacock Park, The Woodlands Hills will eventually be home to 20 neighborhood parks. The Woodlands Hills was recently recognized as a Quality Planned Development™ by the West Houston Association and North Houston Association and ranked #20 among the 50 Top Selling Master Planned Communities in 2021 by Zonda. The Woodlands Hills is a community of The Howard Hughes Corporation®, which supports over 180 local causes in the Houston region through its HHCares program. For more information, visit

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The Howard Hughes Corporation owns, manages, and develops commercial, residential, and mixed-use real estate throughout the U.S. Its award-winning assets include the country’s preeminent portfolio of master planned communities, as well as operating properties and development opportunities including: the Seaport in New York City; Downtown Columbia®, Maryland; The Woodlands®, The Woodlands Hills®, and Bridgeland® in the Greater Houston, Texas area; Summerlin®, Las Vegas; Ward Village® in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi; and Douglas Ranch in Phoenix. The Howard Hughes Corporation’s portfolio is strategically positioned to meet and accelerate development based on market demand, resulting in one of the strongest real estate platforms in the country. Dedicated to innovative placemaking, the company is recognized for its ongoing commitment to design excellence and to the cultural life of its communities. The Howard Hughes Corporation is traded on the New York Stock Exchange as HHC. For additional information visit