The Atascocita area is one of the fastest growing residential neighborhoods in the nation. It is in an unincorporated area of Harris County. Atascocita is a large, affluent development located north and south of FM 1960, about 6 miles east of Humble and 18 miles northeast of downtown Houston in northeastern Harris County. Atascocita is bordered on the 12,000 acre Lake Houston and is home to many parks, golf courses, country clubs and over 15 established neighborhoods. The community is a thriving mix of neighborhoods, restaurants, shopping, and small businesses. Atascocita is in the Humble ISO which is known for excellent schools. There are also outstanding medical facilities within 15 minutes of Atascocita.
There are elegant tree lined neighborhoods with waterfront lots, beautifully wooded parks, swimming and tennis facilities and a large marina for the residents.
Founded in the early 1800’s, Humble developed from a small town into a booming economic region. As early as 1902, Humble became the center of commercial activity due to the vast timber and largest oil producing field in Texas. Due to the early infrastructure in the area, Humble has become home to some of the finest businesses and retail facilities in the area and is considered the commercial, economic and social hub for Northeast Harris County. Surrounded by state of the art hospitals, quality schools and dedicated community members, Humble is a vibrant community beaming with growth. Humble is located in the northeast quadrant of Harris County and covers approximately 10 square miles.
Kingwood, also known as the “Livable Forest”, was created by Friendswood Development Company in 1971 and has grown rapidly since. The new community was named “Kingwood” after King Ranch, one of the original developers, before being bought by the Friendswood Development Company. Kingwood is best known for being a community that exists in harmony with nature. Kingwood’s heavily wooded acreage is canopied with tall pines and magnolias, along with 20 other types of shade trees. The community is host to a variety of wildlife including deer, fish, birds, and more, that can be found in the 500+ acres of private nature preserves and parks.
Over 75 miles of hike and bike trails, known as the “greenbelt”, run through Kingwood’s naturally beautiful woods and lakes. These trails are great for exercising, walking or bicycling. Kingwood has 100 different clubs and organizations, a myriad of parks and two private country clubs which provide challenging and beautiful golf courses.
Kingwood is also a thriving commercial center. Big name retail, shopping, and dining venues call Kingwood home. In addition, Kingwood is only three miles from Humble.
The area is centered on Farm Roads 2100 and 1960, thirty miles northeast of downtown Houston in the piney woods of southeastern Texas. David Huffman, a native of Louisiana, came to Texas to fight against Mexico during the Texas Revolution. He and a group from Louisiana settled in the area of 324 acres in 1840. Economy was driven by farming with primary crops being cotton, rice and corn as well as ranching and logging. The post office was established in 1888, the railroad came through the community in the early 1900’s. By 1914 the town had two general stores. The Sinclair Oil pump station was constructed in 1921 which added to the economy. In 1953, Lake Houston was opened as a recreational lake and still serves the area today with boating, water skiing, fishing and sailing.
Huffman covers about 54 square miles and is a unique community consisting largely of subdivisions, scattered farms, and small businesses.