About East Montgomery County
Located just north of Bush Intercontinental Airport and Houston the East Montgomery County area includes eight distinct communities and that are often referred to as simply “East County”. The communities of Porter, New Caney, Splendora, Roman Forest, Woodbranch Village, Patton Village, Grangerland and a portion of Kingwood are located in the area. While most of the area is un-incorporated a good portion of the area falls within the extraterritorial jurisdiction of the City of Houston. The remaining area falls under the jurisdiction of Montgomery County with regard to permits and ordinances with the exception of the four incorporated cities of Patton Village, Roman Forest, Splendora, and Woodbranch Village.
Residents and visitors
Residents and visitors to the area enjoy the diversity of lifestyles and the new development that is taking place. Over the last ten years there has been significant new development in the area and that trend is expected to continue for at least the next ten plus years. The close proximity to the cultural amenities of Houston and The Woodlands along with the recreational opportunities found at the three regional lakes and Lake Houston Wilderness Park provide area residents a wide range of activities.
The area has seen significant growth over the years. Over the last 15 years Porter has seen an increase in population with 120%, New Caney with 37% and Splendora with 18%.
Kingwood Medical Center has been serving the area from more than 20 years. As a member of the HCA hospital system, Kingwood brings advanced medical care to your neighborhood backed by the resources of 165 hospitals across the United States and England. Their State of the Art Facility Services include a Brain & Spine Center, Cardiovascular Center, Women’s Center, Well-Baby Nursery with a Level II and III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Their most recent addition is the Pediatric Emergency Center open 7 days a week 10am to 10pm.
Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital is just a few miles to the south in Humble. The largest not-for-profit health system in Southeast Texas Memorial Hermann has 13 hospitals and numerous specialty programs and services conveniently located throughout the Greater Houston area. Currently they are working on their Kingwood Convenient Care Center which is expected to be completed in the fall of 2016 which will provide one-stop, highly coordinated access to a 24-hour emergency room with adult and pediatric care, specialty physicians, sports medicine & rehab, and outpatient imaging and lab services.
Close to big city amenities
Located just north of George Bush Intercontinental Airport, close to the Port of Houston, and within a thirty minute drive to downtown Houston provides many opportunities for citizens to live in the area and yet be close to big city amenities. There has been a significant increase in residential housing developments such as Oakhurst, River Walk, Cumberland Crossing, Valley Ranch and Tavola, there is still raw land that can be developed.
The area’s highway infrastructure continues to be improved and has seen completion of US Hwy 59 to interstate standards, thus providing a critical link to the greater Houston area. The Grand Parkway’s Segment G is a proposed 13.7-mile,four-lane,controlled access toll road with intermittent frontage roads from IH 45(N) (North Freeway) to US 59(N) (Eastex Freeway) through Harris and Montgomery Counties and is scheduled for completion in late 2015. This will provide another critical link to the areas of northwest Houston, Katy and other communities to the west.