Development east of I-45 expanding near Grand Parkway, population up more than 25% in one ZIP code since 2014

The Harmony neighborhood is among those in the growing area near the Grand Parkway east of I-45. (Andrew Christman/Community Impact Newspaper)
The Harmony neighborhood is among those in the growing area near the Grand Parkway east of I-45. (Andrew Christman/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Harmony neighborhood is among those in the growing area near the Grand Parkway east of I-45. (Andrew Christman/Community Impact Newspaper)

Development in southern Montgomery County along the Grand Parkway in the 77386 ZIP code will continue in 2021 with projects such as a 940-acre expansion in Woodson’s Reserve.

The area also includes the communities Harmony and Birnham Woods.

Woodson’s Reserve, a master-planned community developed by Toll Brothers, announced Dec. 15 that the community will be expanding this year. It is adding a new model home village, a 7-acre amenity center featuring a clubhouse and pools, multiple neighborhood parks and open spaces covering more than 30% of the new property, according to a news release.

The neighborhood is zoned to Grand Oaks High School, Clark Intermediate School and Snyder Elementary School within Conroe ISD. Hundreds of new homes in the Woodson’s Reserve expansion are anticipated to be completed and open for sale by fall 2022, according to Toll Brothers.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s five-year Annual Community Survey estimates, the 2019 population for the area including Woodson’s Reserve and other developments in the Grand Parkway and Rayford Road area was 57,421. The new ACS estimate is a 28.5% increase from the 2014 ACS estimate of 44,686.


The total number of housing units in 2019 was 18,647, up from 14,834 in 2014, a 25.7% increase, according to the ACS.
By Andrew Christman
Andrew joined Community Impact Newspaper in early 2019 after moving from Indiana. He is a 2015 graduate from Indiana State University, where he received degrees in English and journalism. He has written for a number of small town publications throughout his career as a reporter.
By Vanessa Holt
A resident of the Houston area since 2011, Vanessa began working in community journalism in her home state of New Jersey in 1996. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2016 as a reporter for the Spring/Klein edition and became editor of that paper in March 2017 and editor of The Woodlands edition in January 2019.