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Situated between the lush Sam Houston National Forest and beautiful Lake Conroe, you will find summer living year-round in this classic custom home,featuring spectacular views of the water. The entire family will enjoy Bentwater Estates resort lifestyle with year round water activities, fishing, tennis, golf, gym & spa. Situated on corner lot -the 13th Weiskopf course. High end features abound with walls of windows, soaring ceilings, custom bar, piano gallery & more. Only 25 mins. to The Woodlands.

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Spectacular 2-story Village home in the enclave of Chandler Creek- within walking distance to grocery, shopping & dining – fantastic location! 5 bedroom plus study, formal dining & second floor game room. New hardwood and carpet throughout. Master bath with new seamless walk-in shower enclosure. Dream kitchen with new stainless steel appliances & hard surface countertops. Year round entertainment in the backyard pool with water features & spa! Close to John Cooper School.

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Comfortably situated on private wooded lot, this Memorial Build home backs to the 15th hole of the premier Nicklaus Golf Course. With over 7,500 feet of living space, this home is not just a place of beauty but a place of calm eloquence. Two master suites & guest suite down, two secondary suites up, both formals, study, wine room, gourmet kitchen, game & media rooms up. Exercise room & bonus space. Stunning self cleaning pool, covered patio & summer kitchen with wood burning fireplace.

For more information go to www.97grandregency.com

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Yelp’s Top 5 Ranked “$$$” Steakhouses in The Woodlands

This week we’re going to dive into some of the best restaurants around The Woodlands according to Yelp. Yelp’s system for determining if a restaurant is expensive is based on a series of dollar signs ($). One “$” would indicate low price, while three or four would indicate expensive. Here are the results with a little blurb about each one:

Robard’s Steakhouse – 4.3/5 Stars (34 Reviews)
Robard’s Website | Directions | Link to Yelp Profile

Brushed with broad strokes of creativity, Robard’s menu is marked by redefined American classics, dry-aged steaks, artisanal breads, fresh catch seafood, whimsical desserts and handcrafted artisan cocktails with a Prohibition style nod.

“Robards was phenomenal. The service was great, so welcoming and warm. We got the bacon wrapped scallops which were delicious and the French onion soup for the apps. For our Entree’s we got the Surf N Turf special and the Filet Minion with spiked green beans and House Au Gratin. The steak melted in your mouth. Absolutely couldn’t recommend this place any more!” Madison M. – Yelp

 

Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille – 4.2/5 Stars (100 Reviews)
Perry’s Website | Directions | Link to Yelp Profile

For signature steaks and an eclectic ambiance, Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille in The Woodlands is the place to be. We take pride in delighting our customers with contemporary décor, award-winning dishes, and outstanding service — and our customers expect nothing less. Perry’s features an unforgettable menu, private dining rooms, an elegant piano bar, and exquisite wine list. So come and enjoy!

“Everything about this place is perfect! I always get a steak and is always cooked to profection! Nutty Deagelo for dessert is the best dessert I’ve have ever had!” Reese M. -Yelp

 

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar – 4/5 Stars (85 Reviews)
Fleming’s Website | Directions | Link to Yelp Profile

At Fleming’s, a steak is never just a steak. It’s the culmination of a meticulous process of selection, preparation and service that ensures it reaches your table at its very best. We obsess over every detail so that you’ll savor every bite.

This is why we offer the finest USDA Prime beef, available both wet- and dry-aged and broiled at 1,600 degrees or iron-crusted. You can elevate your selection even more with our indulgent Steak Companions, including truffle-poached lobster, diablo shrimp and lump crabmeat. Each dish is crafted from scratch by our culinary team and served by our skillful staff.

“Tracy was awesome. New Orleans style steak with Flemings potatoes. House salad to start. Excellent service and experience. It was my parents 31st anniversary and they received a rose, card, coupon and truffles. They were pleased!” Lindsey D. – Yelp

 

Kirby’s Steakhouse – 3.9/5 Stars (60 Reviews)
Kirby’s Website | Directions | Link to Yelp Profile

Since 1954, Kirby’s Prime Steakhouse has been serving the finest grain-fed, aged Midwestern Prime Beef, Fresh Seafood, daily Chef Features, and a spectacular collection of New and Old World wines. Enjoy Kirby’s elegant yet casual atmosphere, excellent service, and Prime Steaks that are ranked among the best steakhouses in Texas.

“Most excellent restaurant, service, food, atmosphere, all the above. The Lamb Chops were out of this world as was the lobster bisque soup. Little pricey but most certainly worth every penny spent. Most all items can be shared as the portions are grand.” Lang C. – Yelp

 

Jasper’s – 3.71/5 Stars
Jasper’s Website | Directions | Link to Yelp Profile

Jasper’s has become pretty famous for our gourmet backyard cuisine over the years. Backyard food is simple food. But this isn’t about flipping a few burgers and hot dogs on the grill. This is different. This is Iron Chef winner and James Beard nominee, Kent Rathbun’s concept—a Nation’s Restaurant News Hot Concepts! award winner. Every dish relies on exceptional ingredients reimagined from familiar, comforting recipes. Simple has never been so delectable.

“Came in here with family and we all had a great experience. Great trendy and upscale decor, friendly and fast service, and the food was definitely delicious. Their signature cocktails are awesome as well!” Heather D. – Yelp

 

Honorable Mention
Del Friscos Grille – 3.66/5 Stars
Americas Woodlands – 3.65/5 Stars
Morton’s Grille – 3.4/5 Stars

Did your favorite make the list? Tell us what you think!

 

Looking for more interesting and fun things to do in and around The Woodlands? Check out our Blog here for more articles and more fun!

The Kink Team is recognized as one of the top producing real estate teams in North America and is highly awarded within the industry. Let us go to work for you. Contact us today!

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Score with Texas Rush Soccer Club

The Texas Rush Soccer Club is a non-profit corporation in The Woodlands formed to provide youth soccer programs for children aged 3-18 in the Houston and South Texas areas. With roughly 2,600 players registered club-wide, chances are you or your neighbors have or know someone who plays for Texas Rush. Offering developmental and recreational play up to competitive and elite level of competition, Texas Rush provides the training and instruction to take your game to the next level.

texasrush2Operating out of five geographic locations from The Woodlands, Conroe, and the Spring/FM 1960 area on thirty fields, Texas Rush has ample reach in The Woodlands and surrounding area. Texas Rush offers qualified, professional coaching staff and local to national level leagues, competitions and tournaments. Texas Rush is the only club in Houston to offer playing opportunities in the top two competitive leagues in the country. (U.S. Soccer Development Academy for boys and the Elite Clubs National League for girls)

There are numerous programs ranging from Olympic Development Programs to Private Training Sessions and Youth Academy’s and Goalkeeper Programs.

To this day over 125 players have graduated from the Texas Rush Soccer Club and moved on to playing in the Junior College Soccer to NCAA Div I, II, and III all the way up to the MLS.

Learn more about the upcoming soccer season and more on their website: www.texasrush.com

 

Looking for more interesting and fun things to do in and around The Woodlands? Check out our Blog here for more articles and more fun!

The Kink Team is recognized as one of the top producing real estate teams in North America and is highly awarded within the industry. Let us go to work for you. Contact us today!

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Hike and Explore W.G. Jones State Forest

Seemingly overlooked amongst the suburban sprawl lies W.G. Jones State Forest resting on over 1,700 acres near the intersection of Highway 242 and FM 1488.

Recreational opportunities include bird watching, hiking, horseback riding, biking, picnics, and wildlife viewing. W.G. Jones State Forest was purchased in 1926 and named after W. Goodrich Jones in 1948 who was considered the Father of Texas Forestry.

The Sweetleaf Nature Trail is just shy of a mile long and is a hiking/jogging path with a picnicking area along Rice Branch Creek. The main trail system is 15 miles long and can be traversed by bike, horseback, or foot. The forest and recreation areas are open daily, and there is no camping on site. The gates close each evening at dark. To use the amenities of Jones State Forest, park-goers must sign-in at the entrance gate.

Jones State Park is littered with red-cockaded woodpecker clusters that roost sites in living trees. The red-cockaded woodpecker is one of two woodpecker species protected by the Endangered Species Act. Among the other wildlife population at the Jones State Forest that can be observed include bats, bluebirds, bees, and butterflies.

For readers interested in Geocaching, there are at least seven noted geocaches located within the State Forest limits. Check out the picture for more information on the whereabouts.

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For more information – Click Here. You can download a two-page brochure with additional information and park maps, also displaying the geocache locations at the bottom of the linked page.

 

Looking for more interesting and fun things to do in and around The Woodlands? Check out our Blog here for more articles and more fun!

The Kink Team is recognized as one of the top producing real estate teams in North America and is highly awarded within the industry. Let us go to work for you. Contact us today!

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Don’t miss your chance Thursday, August 6th to own this one-of-a-kind property behind the gates of Carlton Woods.

18 Glensheen Way (www.18Glensheen.com) is a traditional French-inspired estate in the prestigious gated community of Carlton Woods & minutes from the Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course. This eye-catching home with it s unique architecture, exquisite detail, and utter comfort are a treasure trove of entertainment, peace and luxury. This exceptional property can be yours now. A RARE opportunity for you to own at YOUR price!

This property is Selling at Absolute Auction with No Reserve, August 6, 2015. Available for and subject to sale prior to Auction. Please call 866-929-2243 to schedule your appointment or for more information, contact The Kink Team.

Direct: 281.364.4828
info@thekinkteam.com
8111 Ashlane Way
The Woodlands, TX 77382

The Kink Team is recognized as one of the top producing real estate teams in North America and is highly awarded within the industry. Let us go to work for you. Contact us today!

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Private Schools of The Woodlands

The Woodlands is home to a number of highly awarded private schools in addition to the also highly awarded public school options. Below is a list of private schools in and around The Woodlands area. These schools are listed in no particular order.

The John Cooper School – PreK-Grade 12
Website – www.johncooper.org

The John Cooper School is an independent, non-sectarian, co-educational, college preparatory day school. The School’s mission is to provide a challenging education in a caring environment to a diverse group of select students, enabling them to become creative thinkers, responsible citizens and leaders, and lifetime learners.

One John Cooper Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77381
Tel: (281) 367-0900

 

The Woodlands Christian Academy – PreK-Grade 12
Website – www.twca.net

The Woodlands Christian Academy is an independent, Christ-centered college preparatory school that integrates learning with biblical faith and challenges our students to reach their highest potential – spiritually, academically, physically, and socially – for the Glory of Jesus Christ.

5800 Academy Way
The Woodlands TX 77384
Tel: (936) 273-2555, Fax: (936) 271-3115

 

St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School – PreK-Grade 8
Website – www.staopcs.org

Founded in 2001 as part of the Catholic community of St. Anthony of Padua, we serve students in PreK-8th grades.  Members of our school are encouraged to walk in the footsteps of Jesus and to accept responsibility as his Disciples serving others by sharing the gifts and talents received from God.  We are blessed to have the opportunity to watch our students live as Jesus taught us to live and find joy in learning and growing.

7801 Bay Branch Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77382
Tel: (281) 419-8700, Fax: (281) 296-7238

 

Espirit International School – 18months Old-Grade 12
Website – www.espritinternationalschool.com

Esprit International School is an independent, non-sectarian school with a diverse student population enrolling children ages 18m – 12th Grade. The school’s philosophy is inspired by the educational thought of Dr. Maria Montessori, and the models for the classrooms and for the development learning materials were created by her. The school continues her work in developmental psychology and education, yet incorporates components of the learning premises of a number of leading educational theorists including Jean Piaget, Eric Ericson, Lev Vygotsky and Eric Jensen.

4890 W Panther Creek
The Woodlands, TX 77381
Tel: (281) 298-9200, Fax: (832) 415-0486

 

Center for Teaching and Learning – Grades K-8
Website – www.centerforteachingandlearning.com

The Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL) provides an intimate, personalized environment tailored to each student’s needs. We group students in multi-age classrooms and limit class sizes to twenty students. This allows teachers to build stronger relationships with individual students and differentiate instruction accordingly. We use paper-and-pencil tests less frequently than traditional schools, instead relying on alternative forms of assessment such as projects and portfolios that paint a more complete picture of each student’s abilities and needs.

26131 Kuykendahl Road
The Woodlands, TX 77375
Tel: (832) 474-8214, Fax: (832) 827-4145

 

Cunae International School – PreK-12th
Website – www.doortomyschool.com

In an ever globalising world, education is vital to individual success.  At Cunae International School, through a local and international collaborative effort, Cunae strives to implement educational best practices and create a diverse environment to benefit all students.  By way of inspiration, enrichment and support, we foster the academic and social development of the child so that they can reach their full potential, and develop the skills and knowledge for a global mind of the future

5655 Creekside Forest Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77389
Tel: (281) 516-3770

 

Legacy Preparatory Christian Academy (LPCA) – PreK-12th
Website – www.legacypca.org

At Legacy Preparatory Christian Academy (LPCA) we want to partner with parents to inspire their children to be college-worthy, character witnesses of Christ.  We will accomplish this through an environment that allows parents to spend more time with their children via the university style schedule and through a college preparatory curriculum based on a biblical worldview.  With the Lord as our guide, we are committed to equipping our students and families to be confident in what they believe and able to defend their faith in love, boldly and unashamedly.  Students will enter the college of their choice with the knowledge, skills sets, and preparedness to excel in today’s college environment.

9768 Research Forest Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77354
Tel: (936) 337-2000, Fax: (936) 755-1797

 

The Woodlands Preparatory School – Grade K-12
Website – www.woodlandsprep.org

The Woodlands Preparatory School builds a solid foundation for students to be successful in today’s global society. Committed to excellence in academics, the highly qualified staff provides a rigorous and well-rounded education with a special focus on mathematics, English, and science to equip students for higher education. An emphasis on leadership, personal responsibility, integrity, respect, and empathy prepares students to meet the challenges of life.

27440 Kuykendahl Road
Tomball, TX 77375
Tel: (281) 516-0600, Fax: (281) 516-1155

 

The Woodlands Methodist School – Grade K-4
Website – www.twmschool.org

The Woodlands Methodist School is a non-profit ministry of The Woodlands United Methodist Church. Our purpose is to reflect the highest values while providing the best of care and a quality education for children. Everyday classroom experiences are interpreted in ways consistent with the Bible and Christian values, though children of all faiths are welcome.

Classrooms are filled with hands-on learning experiences, creating a dynamic, Christian learning environment with high academic success. Low student-teacher ratios allow us to provide an enriching learning environment that meets the needs of each student at his or her developmental level. With two teachers assigned to each classroom and an average of 16 students per class, our students are afforded many opportunities for individualized and small group learning.

2200 Lake Woodlands Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77380
Tel: (281) 882-8220, Fax: (281) 297-5912

 

Interfaith Child Development Center – 12mo-Grade 4

Website – www.interfaithkids.org

 Interfaith Child Development Center inspires children to grow, discover and develop a love of learning. Our challenging educational environment encourages and nurtures creativity, individuality and compassion. Interfaith Child Development Center welcomes you to our fully accredited facility located in the heart of The Woodlands, Texas. Established in 1976, the Center has consistently offered loving and nurturing care for over 38 years.

5630 Rush Haven Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77381
Tel: (281) 292-3617, Fax: (281) 298-8979

 

Sacred Heart Catholic School – PreK-Grade 8
Website – www.shcstx.com

Sacred Heart Catholic School commits to teach as Jesus did; instilling a love of our Catholic faith and love of neighbor. Sacred Heart Catholic School creates a caring, respectful environment which promotes academic excellence, develops responsible citizenship and fosters lifelong learning.

615 McDade Street
Conroe, TX 77301
Tel: (936) 756-3848, Fax: (936) 756-4097

For more information on public schools serving The Woodlands, click here.

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Spectacular 1.5 story Darling Home on a corner lot overlooking lake fountain! All bedrooms & living space on 1st floor with private fourth bedroom or Media room on second floor. High end details throughout include hardwood floors, mouldings, plantation shutters & so much more! Gourmet island kitchen with stainless steel appliances. Private study. Master suite with sitting area & high sculpted ceiling. Stunning covered patio and extended pergola with granite bar & wet sink in private backyard. Minutes from I-45!

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Just Reduced $15,500 - 11989 Willowridge Circle in Conroe

Spectacular home sitting on 1+ acre in secluded neighborhood with easy access to I-45! Private study, custom mouldings, ceiling fans, & bright open rooms with natural sunlight. Spacious island kitchen with granite countertops, tile backsplash, built-in stainless steel appliances, 4-burger gas ranch & plenty of cabinets for storage! Master suite with sitting area & master bath with ‘His’ & ‘Hers’ sinks, jetted tub & separate walk-in shower. Covered patio is perfect for relaxing & enjoying the oversized backyard!

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