Cypress :: A Guide To Houston Neighborhoods

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Cypress is a large scale residential area located along Hwy 290 N, approximately 24 miles from downtown Houston. The growth in this area has made it one of the largest suburban communities in the United States.

Cypress has many great neighborhoods to consider, like Miramesa, Bridgeland, Cypress Creek Lakes, Lakewood, and many more! is a great place to start to find out more about these neighborhoods and to find a house.

Why Moms Love it

Moms Love Cypress because of the family-friendly neighborhood activities and the small town feel so close to the big city. Despite the 290 traffic and road work, it is a short 24 mile drive into downtown. Cypress has a great bird population and moms love taking their kids to check out the owls! There are some great resources on this community page and this toddler page. Check them out! 

Local Family Favorites :: {Playgrounds, sports, activities, parks}

At HMB, we love family-friendly activities. If it’s hot outside {because, it’s HOUSTON}, we recommend these indoor play places and these awesome splash padsWe also love taking care of ourselves. We have compiled a list of mommy-favorite fitness classes around town that can help you with self care.

  • Urban Air Adventure Park is an awesome trampoline park sure to wear your little ones out.
  • Zube Park and John Paul Landing Park– Great park with really cool splash pads and great fishing. 
  • Houston Premium Outlets provides awesome shopping experiences with 145 designer and name-brand stores at shockingly low outlet prices.
  • Asi Gymnastics is a great gymnastics place that a few of our moms recommend. 
  • Cypress Academy is another great gymnastics studio that has been recommended to us. Check out their Performing Arts Center with dance and theatre, their cheerleading classes, gymnastics classes, and awesome party options. 
  • We Rock the Spectrum is a sensory-safe indoor playgrounds, classes, and birthday parties for ALL kids! They “provide a place for children of all ability levels to play and grow together.” With their sensory friendly equipment and mindset, all children are welcome and safe to play. 
  • Darren Goforth Park, named for fallen officer Deputy Darren Goforth, is a great park featuring a lake, fishing, a playground, a rope climb, a dog park, and trails & restrooms.
  • Houston Public Libraries boast quite a few family friendly activities. Find your closest location here. Your kids will love the library and all of its FREE fun things to do. A few of us may even want to move into it! A lot of neighborhoods even boast Free Little Libraries that can help your kid keep their love of reading alive.  

Childcare and Schools

We know finding great child care and schools is a daunting task.  There are hundreds of great day care options in this area, but finding the right one for your family takes work. In Cypress, we have hosted many fun events at Children’s Learning Adventure. Cypress is served by CFISD, which is a great school district! It is the third largest school district in the state of Texas. There are also a few private schools in Cypress available:: St Elizabeth Ann Seton School (K-8), Cypress Christian School (K-12), Covenant Academy (K-12), Frassati Catholic School in Spring, St. John XXIII HS in Katy, Silverline Montessori School. There are also many charter schools across Houston, like YES Prep and Harmony Schools. Lone Star College is also available for community college students.

Perfect Date Night/Staycation

Mommy breaks like date nights, an occasional brunch, and staycations are an important part of self care. 

A few Cypress area restaurants are on our list of the 30 Most Family Friendly Houston Patios and our list of Family Friendly Restaurants around Houston. We even know the most kid friendly breweries in this area. Interested in bringing your own alcohol and saving a bit of money? Check out our list of BYOB restaurants around town! To top your evening off, check out one of the Top Ten Ice Cream Shops in Houston!

We’ve also asked our readers for some Cypress-favorites and they have recommended :: Willie’s Ice House {sandboxes!}, Rosehill Beer Garden, The Shack Burger Resort, The Backyard Grill, Frey’s Backyard Cafe, Frio Grill

We feel comfortable “peacing-out” and leaving our kiddos in the trustworthy hands of Best Buds Babysitting, knowing they will be taken care of {especially after we pick up one of the best pizzas in the area for everyone to enjoy}. They are happy. We are happy. Everyone wins!

Learn More

It’s important that you find the best area that fits you! We know what it means to find the right neighborhood and neighbors that fit your family! For more information on Cypress in Houston, check out the Cypress section on There are tons of great resources about moving here, photos, and more helpful details on this area. We love Houston and love that we get to raise our families here. Check out why here. is a full service brokerage and an easy to use online real estate resource that helps people find the perfect home as well as the ideal neighborhood. We believe that the neighborhood you live in is just as important as the home you live in. The people, places, schools and amenities that surround your home have an enormous impact on your quality of life. When you’re looking for a place to live, you aren’t just picking out a house. You are also deciding who your children will play with and who you might become friends with. So while many people search for their dream house, we believe you should look for your dream home. And your neighborhood is a huge part of that dream.

Check out the other areas featured in our Houston Neighborhood Guide for Families and learn more about our guide sponsor,