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Cypress is an unincorporated community in Harris County, Texas, United States located completely inside the extraterritorial jurisdiction of the City of Houston. The Cypress area is located along U.S. Highway 290 (Northwest Freeway) is twenty-four miles (35 km) northwest of Downtown Houston. The Cypress urban cluster ranks 50th in the top 100 highest-income urban areas in the United States.

Large scale residential and commercial development beginning in the 1980s transformed the once rural area into one of the Houston area’s largest suburban communities.

The recent find of a San Patrice projectile point at the Dimond Knoll site nearby on Cypress Creek attests to a human presence in the area by 7500 BC. By the early historic era, the area around present-day Cypress was populated by Atakapa and Akokisa Indian tribes, but they soon disappeared after the appearance of German settlers in the 1840s;

The German heritage is most notably reflected in the names of some of the major thoroughfares of the area, such as Huffmeister and Telge Roads. General Sam Houston and his Texas Army camped in the area on March 22, 1836 on the way to Harrisburg, which is now in East Houston, just days before the Battle of San Jacinto.

The area remained mostly rural until the early 1990s when developers began construction of several master-planned communities. The area is often referred to as Cy-Fair or Cypress-Fairbanks, which comes from when the Big Cypress School and Fairbanks High School combined in the 1930s to form Cy-Fair High School and the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District. In March 2008, the Cypress Historical Society (CHS) was formed as a non-profit corporation with its primary mission being “…to discover, educate, promote, collect, preserve and make available to the public, historical documents and artifacts of the Cypress area”. The CHS organization holds regular events aimed at exposing Cypress’ residents to the historical and cultural foundation upon which the area was built.

There are three major hospitals in the Cypress area: HCA Houston Healthcare North Cypress (formerly North Cypress Medical Center), Memorial Hermann Cypress Hospital, and Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital.
The area of Cypress is served by two volunteer fire departments, Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department and Cypress Creek VFD. The Cy-Fair VFD is the largest volunteer fire department in the United States, with 12 stations. It is also assisted by the city of Jersey Village in its fire suppression activities.

The United States Postal Service operates the Cypress Post Office at 16635 Spring Cypress Road.

In 2010, Sysco announced that it purchased the former Hewlett Packard call center along U.S. Highway 290 in Cypress and that it would establish a shared services facility for its distribution centers in North America.

Primary and secondary schools

Public Schools

Cypress is served by Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District, the third largest school district in the State of Texas and one of the fastest growing in the United States. CFISD serves nearly 107,000 students as of 2010.

Cypress-Fairbanks ISD high school students attend Cy-Fair High School, Cypress Lakes High School, Jersey Village High School, Cypress Creek High School, Cypress Falls High School, Cypress Woods High School, Cypress Springs High School, Langham Creek High School, Cypress Ridge High School, Cypress Ranch High School, Cypress Park High School and Bridgeland High School.

Windfern High School offers an alternative path toward graduation for accepted students from the above high school attendance zones.

Private Schools

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School, a K-8 Roman Catholic school operated by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, is in close proximity to Cypress.

Cypress Christian School, a K–12 private school, is located in the area.

Covenant Academy operates as a K-12 Classical Christian School.

The Oaks Adventist Christian School is in Cypress.

The closest Catholic high schools are Frassati Catholic High School in north Harris County, in the Spring area; and Saint John XXIII High School (formerly Pope John XXIII High School) in western Harris County, within Greater Katy. In addition St. Thomas High School, an all boys’ high school in central Houston, has a bus service from and to Christ the Redeemer Catholic School.

Silverline Montessori School is a private Montessori school in Cypress.

Colleges and Universities

Lone Star College (originally the North Harris Montgomery Community College District) serves the community. The territory in Cypress-Fairbanks ISD joined the community college district in 2000. Cypress is home of the Lone Star College–CyFair campus.

Public libraries

Harris County Public Library (HCPL) operates public libraries in the Cypress area. LSC-Cyfair Library, a partner effort between HCPL and Lone Star College System, is located at 9191 Barker-Cypress Road on the Lone Star College–CyFair campus. The Northwest Branch Library is located at 11355 Regency Green Drive.

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Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar 4.5 star rating 440 reviews
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Cypress Lounge 4.5 star rating 8 reviews
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The Hidden Cellar 4.5 star rating 75 reviews
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Voice Karaoke Bar & Lounge 3.0 star rating 50 reviews
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Fireside 4.0 star rating 1 reviews
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Nightlife 2.0 star rating 1 reviews
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Bamboleo VIP 3.5 star rating 9 reviews
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Scary Canary Pub 4.5 star rating 22 reviews
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Houston Premium Outlets 3.5 star rating 236 reviews
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The Boardwalk 4.0 star rating 13 reviews
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Vintage Park Houston 4.5 star rating 24 reviews
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