The Wooded Retreat of Houston Champions Forest
When searching for a place to call home with peace and serenity in mind, future residents look no further than the wooded retreat of Champions Forest. Located off of 1960 and 249, this affluent neighborhood has enjoyed families, retirees, and many others calling it their home since the late 70’s. With beauty and prosperity combined, Champions Forest has long been sought after as a community you can relax in.
When cities like Houston were known for being the concrete jungles of prosperity, residents began to seek out a more scenic place to call home. That’s when Greenwood Properties brought in Don Hand for a creative and effective solution. Over 900 acres were then purchased to begin this incredible land development project we know and love today.
Homes began to sprout up one by one and each more beautiful than the next. Some homes reflected traditional style in their design. Other homes were designed in more of an English or French representation. These included high ceilings, hardwood floors, and other luxuries you would expect to find in a neighborhood deemed “The River Oaks of the north.”
Communities and Amenities
When driving through the tree-lined streets, you can gaze upon the large wooded lots and mansions that make other nearby neighbors seethe with envy. Many of these homes boast large porches, beautiful patios, and even double garages. If you can catch a glimpse of the backyard lots, you can often see extravagant pools, gazebos, and beautiful landscaping for that added touch of glamour.
Some of the communities you can find here are:
- Sterling Gate Estates
- Woods of Wimbledon
- Champions Glen
- Cypresswood Forest
- Estates at Windrush
- Champion Forest Villas
One of the most remarkable features that can be found is the beautiful feathered wildlife. In 1980, Champions Forest was so abundant with assorted migratory birds, that the Houston Audubon Society classified it as a bird sanctuary. With this designation, local birds find themselves not only protected by onlookers but also by the law as well. Bird lovers and residents can often be found supporting this feature with bird-watching hikes and being encouraged to grow native plants to draw them in.
For those who enjoy a beautiful outdoor setting, Champions Forest has an abundance of outdoor parks. When looking for a place to take a stroll, Cypress Forest Park has beautiful trails and cycling paths to enjoy. This lovely park also has a wonderful playground for children and a very peaceful atmosphere. For avid nature lovers, the Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve has a beautiful lake, jogging paths, and incredible scenery. For the dog lover, Meyer Dog Park is readily available when Fido needs to stretch his or her legs.
Faith & Religion
For residents of faith, there are many churches that can be found close by. The Cypresswood Mormon Temple, now known as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints can be found directly off Champion Forest Dr.. This beautiful structure has stood tall for many years, even after retaining nearly a foot of water from Hurricane Harvey. They have long served their community as they have spread their faith and love wherever they go.
Another incredibly diverse and quickly growing church is Champion Forest Baptist Church. Since 1970 this congregation has expanded from their very first Reverend, Robin Guess, to a faith filled committee with Pastor Jarrett. Although their beginnings were small, they have stretched out their arms to embrace multiple locations throughout the area. They continue to this day to make a real difference in Champions Forest and any member who walks into their beautiful churches.
With faith in great abundance, many other incredible churches can be found nearby as well:
- Bethel Church
- Church of Champions
- Glorious Way Church
- Champions Baptist Fellowship
- Christ Our Savior Baptist Church
- Glorious Way Church
Education is important no matter what community you live in. In Champions Forest, school-age students can expect to be a part of Klein Independent School District. With over 41,000 students in this district, Klein ISD is a well-known and recognized school by the Texas Education Agency. Some of these schools are Brill Elementary School, Kleb Intermediate, and Klein High School. For college-age students, Lone Star College offers an excellent education, especially for students who are preparing to transfer to a 4-year college or university later down the line.
If you haven’t explored the local eateries, then don’t let Champions Forest pass you by. For a date night kind of experience Perry’s Steakhouse never disappoints. With a beautiful outdoor patio, extensive private rooms, and a beautiful overall design, this restaurant guarantees that you will never exit their doors hungry or unhappy. For those with a healthy appetite, Gaúchos Do Sul also delivers a unique experience as well. So many meats delivered fresh to your table can make your taste buds dance in delight.
If caffeine and java are your favorite words, don’t forget to stop by Barbarossa Coffee. Their selections are numerous, and their pastries are delicious on a whole new level of flavor. Everything is made fresh while you wait and enjoy the aromas of this beautiful hidden gem. With their hours extending to 8PM, patrons can get their coffee fix to help them into the late hours.
If you are on the go and you are looking for a quicker bite to eat, Champions Forest does not have a shortage of quick & mouth watering options. For pizza lovers, Tony’s New York Pizza and Flamin’ Stone are a hop, skip and a jump away. If Tex-Mex is at the top of your list, Torchy’s has a unique menu of absolutely delicious tacos that are sure to entice anyone who walks in their doors. Grab N Go Tacos is a family owned Tex Mex treat that has been making satisfying hungry restaurant goers since 2017. Adding their margaritas to your order can only add to this lovely dining experience.
Champions Forest is a community of love, faith, nature and beauty. It’s no surprise that this wooded retreat in the Houston area continues to grow as many come here to retire, raise their family, or work. Champions Forest has it all and with everyone coming together, we know it will continue to be one of the fastest growing neighborhoods for many years to come.