The following is a guide to help you know more about Jersey Village, designed to assist visitors and people moving to the area in learning their new surroundings. The best way to get to know a community, of course, is by immersion and integration in the daily lives of the residents. Spending a few hours at a local coffee shop, frequenting nearby parks and donating time to a charitable organization are just some of the ways to establish relationships and become an active participant in the community.
Jersey Village in Texas is a small, suburban city of not quite 8,000 residents, situated on approximately 3.5 square miles of land and located 20 miles northwest of downtown Houston. The suburb is governed by its own city government but often considered part of the unincorporated Cy-Fair area of Houston-metro.
The city offers convenient access to some of the Houston area’s main freeways: Sam Houston Tollway (also known as Beltway 8), U.S. Highway 290 (also known as the Northwest Freeway) and State Highway 6 (also known as FM 1960 West). Thanks to its highly connected location, area residents don’t have to drive far to employment in Houston’s Energy Corridor and many other metro-area attractions.
Residents are served by the city’s fire and police departments. The city’s relatively low crime rate — in terms of both property and violent crime – is in part achieved through the implementation of a Crime Control and Prevention District, which allows city officials to fund extra police services.
Approximately 870 firms call Jersey Village home. Many of those belong to the Cy-Fair Chamber of Commerce. Some of the city’s leaders in business include Schilling Robotics, Horn Benefit Consulting and Solo Engineering.
SHOPPING & ENTERTAINMENT
The city features a public pool for relief from Houston’s hot summer days and a public park and playground for children to enjoy. Golfers can hit the links on Jersey Meadow Golf Course, an 18-hole course described by local media as “challenging” and offering “excellent playing conditions at the right price.”
A few minutes to the north of the city, residents can browse the shops of Willowbrook Mall, which combines major department stores like Macy’s and Dillard’s, as well as designer boutiques like Abercrombie & Fitch, Hollister, H&M and Swarovski under one roof.
The most unique shopping experience, however, can be found at Traders Village just across the highway. Thousands of dealers and traders, shop keepers and vendors come together at this 100+ acre market every weekend. From furniture and art to pet supplies and dollar items, this market has it all. More than just a flea market, this shopping venue doubles as an amusement park with a dozen or so rides the whole family can enjoy. In addition, the venue hosts festivals, cook-offs, auto shows and concerts year-round.
The city’s schools are part of the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District, and area kids don’t have far to go. The zip code is home to one high school, a middle school and three elementary schools.
Adult students can further their education at nearby Lone Star College Cy-Fair campus, a community college that collaborates with the University of Houston for certain degree programs.