Cypress, Texas: There's No Place Like Home
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Cypress, Texas: There's No Place Like Home

14 Reasons You Should Be Calling Cypress Home

Cypress, Texas: There's No Place Like Home
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Cypress,Texas provides a small, home-town feel, with the convenience of living in a big city.

We have just about one of every restaurant or retailer you could imagine. We are home to one of the largest recognized independent school districts in the country. Plus, we are home to several beautiful, master-planned communities.

Here are just a few of the many reasons you should be calling Cypress, Texas "home", if you aren't already:

1. Cypress-Fairbanks School District

Cypress is home to the third largest recognized independent school district in Texas – with 75 of 78 campuses receiving "Exemplary" and "Recognized" ratings by the Texas Education Agency in 2010.

The gorgeous campuses are also incredibly diverse – 42.5% of students are hispanic, 31% are white, 15.5% are black, 8% are asian, and others students included in the survey were Native American or people of more than one "race." CFISD is home to a total of over 107,000 students.

The district's mission? To "maximize every student’s potential through rigorous and relevant learning experiences, preparing students to be 21st Century global leaders."

2. Beautiful Neighborhoods

Longwood, Coles Crossing, Sydney Harbour, Blackhorse Ranch, Towne Lake, Stone Gate, Bridgeland, Fairfield, Rock Creek – the list goes on and on.

There's definitely a gorgeous home, in a beautiful community, for everyone!

3. Cy-Fest

Since 2004, Cy-Fest has been providing a day of free, family fun for the Cypress community. Employees, students, local businesses, and community members donate resources and volunteer time to make this event possible each year.

Cy-Fest will be held at Lone Star College-CyFair on Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come out and celebrate this year for the 13th anniversary of the event!

4. Wine Fair Cy-Fair

This year's event will be held on April 22, 2017 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Cypress Village Station. For $25 (or $30 at the door), you'll receive access to 30 wine tasting and craft beer tasting stations, along with 30+ food tasting stations.

To buy tickets, visit Wine Cy-Fair's home page.

No one under 21 will be admitted (including infants/young children) to any Wine Fair Cy-Fair Event.

5. Plenty Of Shopping

Not only do we have easy access to the Houston Premium Outlets, Cypress is filled with almost every retail store you could think of. If you need something, you can find it in Cypress, Texas.

6. Eateries

Not only is Cypress plentiful in retail, we are abundant in food! From eateries, cafés, to fine dining – we have it all! The only reason you have a hard time finding somewhere to eat is because there's so many choices!

7. Parks

Not only does Cypress have multiple natural parks, almost every neighborhood provides its own unique, fun park and playground for their community.

Children always have somewhere to play, you always have somewhere to take your dog for a run, and you always somewhere to relax outdoors.

Most neighborhoods in Cypress also have a community pool. Many now are even sporting a fun splash pad for the kiddos. There's always an excuse to get outside and play in Cypress, Texas!

8. The Berry Center

Home of CFISD football, every district high school graduation, concerts, and more.

The Richard E. Berry Educational Center, commonly known as the Berry Center, finished construction and opened to the public in March 2006. It consists of five different facilities – an arena, stadium, theatre, conference center, and food production center.

9. Our Football Teams

Speaking of football: much like every other Southern town, Friday-night lights are one of our favorite things. Nothing brings a community or student body together quite like a game of football does!

10. Historic Sites

According to Wikipedia, "human presence" in the Cypress-area is first seen around 7500 BC near Cypress Creek, and was populated by the Atakapa and Akokisa native tribes. Unfortunately they disappeared after the appearance of German settlers in the 1840s.

Cypress' German heritage is preserved by Cypress Historical Society and Cypress Top Historic Park. Our rich German heritage can still seen today in our street names, such as Huffmeister and Telge Road.

11. Cypress Creek

Cypress Creek is a part of the Cypress Creek watershed, and flows into the west fork of the San Jacinto River – eventually finding its way into the Gulf of Mexico. Who's down for a little canoeing?

12. Beautiful Golf Courses

Many of Cypress' larger neighborhoods have their own beautiful golf courses for their community. They're convenient, well-groomed and absolutely breathtaking. I mean, look at that view!

13. There's Always Something To Do

Movies, Bowling, Painting With A Twist, and so much more. Now, we even have our own "Board Walk" too. What more could you ask for?

14. Convenient Location

Cypress is less than an hour away from downtown Houston, an hour away from Galveston beach, a half hour away from The Woodlands, and about an hour away from College Station.

If you're feeling really adventurous, your only a little over 2 hours from San Antonio or Austin, Texas. Heck, you're less than 2 and a half hours away from the Louisiana border.

You can go just about anywhere in a fairly short amount of time. Weekend get aways were never easier!

So, what are you waiting for?

Cypress, Texas is waiting for you. I've made it my home – will you?

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