The Woodlands is a master-planned community and currently a census-designated place (meaning it has yet to achieve incorporation as a town or city) in the Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land Metropolitan Statistical Area, also known colloquially as Greater Houston. The Woodlands is home to over 107,000 residents, which represents a 68% increase over its population of 55,600 in 2000. The Woodlands began in 1974 as a suburban development and bedroom city of Houston, though over the last forty years the area has taken on a life of its own and almost as soon as it started began attracting commercial interests. The Woodlands today is home to corporate campuses for several major companies including Chevron Phillips, Anadarko Petroleum, Woodforest National Bank, Safmarine and more, and in 1994 the area won a Special Award for Excellence from the Urban Land Institute, a non-profit research firm whose mission is devoted to promoting better land use in urban developments and maintaining balance with nature.
Basic Facts About The Woodlands
- Current population: 107,700
- Current mayor: Don Norrell (President, Board of Directors)
- Total area: 43.9 sq mi
- Official website: http://www.thewoodlands.com/
- Located in: Montgomery and Harris Counties
- Founded in: 1974
- Zip codes: 77354, 77375, 77379-77385
- Area codes: 281, 346, 713, 832, 936
Auto Transport Tips to The Woodlands
The Woodlands sits about 30 miles north of Houston proper, which makes it more appealing for auto transportation companies considering the fact that it’s located in Greater Houston anyway. Houston, the largest city in the state of Texas, is a popular auto transport location due to its size and the ease of access. The Woodlands, at just thirty miles away, is still easily accessible from most areas of Greater Houston, though we do recommend speaking with an auto transport representative about possible delivery or pickup alternatives that can save you money, if you’re shipping to or from The Woodlands on a budget.
If you are, it should help that Interstate 45, the main north-south interstate connecting Houston with Dallas, further north, runs right through The Woodlands – it’s actually a big reason why the area has grown as quickly as it has. I-45 allows auto shippers access to the area from the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, the largest metropolitan area in Texas, so it’s actually kind of a big deal since carriers can easily stop in The Woodlands before moving on down to Houston and the second-largest metro area in the state. Auto shippers like to stick to major cities, and I-45 connecting two of the largest in Texas – and the U.S. – is a pretty big deal that will help keep your shipping prices to or from The Woodlands lower.
If you’re interested in shipping a vehicle to or from The Woodlands, give us a call at 800-930-7417 or fill out our free online quote request form. If you do,and you’ll get an instant price immediately right on your screen. American Auto Shipping is fully licensed, bonded and insured.
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