LOCAL Houston | The City Guide November 2016 - Page 46

WHERE TO LIVE NOW I love Kingwood. It’s a family-centric place with easy access to both Downtown and Bush airport. The environment is friendly, welcoming and supportive, with many organizations in the area geared toward young children and their parents. Playgrounds and community pools in each of the villages offer fun, easy places to congregate and socialize. The myriad sports organizations and summer camps in the area appeal to children of all ages. The public schools are great, and friends and neighbors actively celebrate one another’s accomplishments. One of my favorite things about Kingwood is the greenbelt system. I walk the miles of trails through the woods, past the lake and around the 150 acres of woodlands, wetlands and meadow in East End Park. Kingwood’s nickname, “The Livable Forest,” fits perfectly. It is common to spot deer, rabbits, hawks, waterfowl, raccoons, possums and armadillo. Alligators and feral hogs aren’t unheard of, either. By LOCAL ExpertHeather Richmond | Illustration by Christy Sanderson Creekwood Middle school Deerwood Elementary School Elm Grove Elementary School Foster Elementary School Good Shepherd Episcopal School Greentree Elementary School Hidden Hollow Elementary School Kingwood High School Kingwood Middle School Kingwood Park High School Northeast Christian Academy Riverwood Middle School St. Martha Catholic School Woodland Hills Elementary School 46 L O C A L | november 16 838 Sushi Asian Restaurant Amedeo’s Italian Restaurant Cold Stone Creamery Culver’s Italiano’s JOJO’s Asian Bistro Mencius Gourmet Hunan Molly’s Pub Raffa’s Waterfront Grill Sharky’s The Tasting Room The Teahouse Tapioca & Tea The Union Kitchen Kingwood The Veranda Yummy Tummy Pastries Zachary’s Cajun Café