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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with its primary mission being “…to discover, educate, promote, collect, preserve and make available to the public, historical documents and artifacts of the Cypress area”.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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Local Table - Cypress 4.5 star rating 270 reviews
10535 Fry Rd
Ste 100
Cypress, TX 77433

(832) 653-6477

Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar 4.5 star rating 491 reviews
20030 Northwest Fwy
Houston, TX 77065

(713) 597-5347

Krab Kingz Cypress 4.5 star rating 44 reviews
12640 Telge Rd
Ste D
Cypress, TX 77429

(832) 797-0530

Duck n Bao 4.0 star rating 187 reviews
17333 Spring Cypress Rd
Ste H
Cypress, TX 77429

(832) 653-7572

Taste of Cajun 4.5 star rating 197 reviews
11808 Barker Cypress Rd
Ste K
Cypress, TX 77433

(281) 746-7333

The Union Kitchen 4.0 star rating 145 reviews
9955 Barker Cypress Rd
Ste 104
Cypress, TX 77433

(832) 653-7278

Kurrywalah 4.0 star rating 11 reviews
12714 Grant Rd
Cypress, TX 77429

(832) 698-4966

Hailey's Italian Restaurant 4.5 star rating 99 reviews
10730 Barker Cypress Rd
Ste E
Cypress, TX 77433

(281) 256-7895


Quench Lounge 3.5 star rating 37 reviews
25282 Northwest Fwy
Ste 155
Cypress, TX 77429

(281) 213-4103

Cypress Lounge 4.5 star rating 8 reviews
11945 Barwood Bend Dr
Houston, TX 77065

(281) 897-9357

Fireside 4.0 star rating 1 reviews
800 Sorella Ct
Houston, TX 77024

(713) 973-1600

The Hidden Cellar 4.5 star rating 77 reviews
16518 House Hahl Rd
Cypress, TX 77433

(281) 304-2940

Voice Karaoke Bar & Lounge 3.0 star rating 51 reviews
7955 Barker Cypress Rd
Ste 300
Cypress, TX 77433

(281) 225-1005

Nightlife 2.0 star rating 1 reviews
17356 Nw Fwy
Jersey Village, TX 77040

(713) 849-5777

Bamboleo VIP 3.5 star rating 9 reviews
5555 Hwy 6 N
Houston, TX 77084

(281) 210-7868

Jive Bar & Lounge 4.0 star rating 56 reviews
8684 Louetta Rd
Spring, TX 77379

(281) 815-0139


Houston Premium Outlets 3.5 star rating 236 reviews
29300 Hempstead Rd
Cypress, TX 77433

(281) 304-5820

The Boardwalk 4.0 star rating 14 reviews
9945 Barker Cypress Rd
Cypress, TX 77433

(713) 690-0000

Vintage Park Houston 4.5 star rating 24 reviews
110 Vintage Park Blvd
Ste 270
Houston, TX 77070

(281) 655-8000

Willowbrook Mall 3.5 star rating 134 reviews
2000 Willowbrook Mall
Houston, TX 77070

(281) 890-8002

Memorial City 4.0 star rating 227 reviews
303 Memorial City
Houston, TX 77024

(713) 464-8640

Katy Mills 3.5 star rating 189 reviews
5000 Katy Mills Cir
Katy, TX 77494

(281) 644-5000

My Simply Chic Boutique 5.0 star rating 1 reviews
16518 House & Hahl Rd
Ste D
Cypress, TX 77433

(281) 891-3312

Target 3.0 star rating 37 reviews
25901 Highway 290
Cypress, TX 77429

(281) 256-8116

Coffee Shops

Land Of A Thousand Hills Coffee & Bakery 4.0 star rating 319 reviews
9935 Barker Cypress Rd
Ste 130
Cypress, TX 77433

(281) 246-1667

Plum Coffee 4.5 star rating 187 reviews
11688 Barker Cypress Rd
Ste A2
Cypress, TX 77433

(281) 256-9400

L3 Craft Coffee 5.0 star rating 98 reviews
10615 Fry Rd
Cypress, TX 77433

(832) 653-2826

PJ's Coffee 4.0 star rating 49 reviews
11930 Barker Cypress Rd
Ste 800
Cypress, TX 77433

(832) 653-6235

The Toasted Yolk 4.0 star rating 14 reviews
27008 Hwy 290
Ste 100
Cypress, TX 77433

(281) 304-2935

Cafe ZunZun 5.0 star rating 2 reviews
12716 Telge Rd
Cypress, TX 77429

(916) 705-0906

Barbarossa Coffee 4.5 star rating 339 reviews
9222 Louetta Rd
Ste 106
Spring, TX 77379

(832) 559-7684

The Daily Brew 4.0 star rating 62 reviews
12303 N Eldridge Pkwy
Cypress, TX 77429

(281) 970-7826


Iron City Gym 4.5 star rating 10 reviews
15922 Cypress N Houston Rd
Ste 200
Cypress, TX 77429

(281) 213-2851

Gym Cypress 5.0 star rating 3 reviews
17721 Huffmeister Rd
Cypress, TX 77429

(281) 516-2800

VillaSport Athletic Club and Spa - Cypress 4.0 star rating 29 reviews
12951 Barker Cypress Rd
Cypress, TX 77429

(346) 818-5114

Anytime Fitness 4.5 star rating 17 reviews
15210 Spg Cypress Rd
Ste. F
Cypress, TX 77429

(281) 213-2830

Hotworx - Cypress 5.0 star rating 5 reviews
29110 US 290
Ste 300
Cypress, TX 77433

(713) 909-3177

Life Time Athletic Cypress 3.5 star rating 32 reviews
9922 Fry Rd
Cypress, TX 77433

(832) 745-4100

Cypress Fitness 5.0 star rating 1 reviews
12511 Woodworth Dr
Cypress, TX 77429

(713) 416-9878

LA Fitness 2.5 star rating 58 reviews
12304 Barker Cypress Rd
Cypress, TX 77429

(281) 304-6500


Tiffany's Hair Salon 4.5 star rating 298 reviews
16902 Tuckerton Rd
Ste B
Houston, TX 77095

(281) 256-3131

Salons At Stone Gate 4.0 star rating 58 reviews
11734 Barker Cypress Rd
Ste 111
Cypress, TX 77433

(281) 256-2204

Sheri Marie's Salon 4.5 star rating 64 reviews
9212 Fry Rd
Ste 160
Cypress, TX 77433

(281) 463-7375

Vintage Park Salon 4.5 star rating 158 reviews
10850 Louetta Rd
Houston, TX 77070

(281) 374-1201

The Colour Bar, A Cynthia Diersen Salon 4.0 star rating 35 reviews
16718 House Hahl Rd
Ste C2
Cypress, TX 77433

(281) 213-2585

Trademark Salon and Spa 4.5 star rating 85 reviews
10300 Louetta Rd
Ste 106
Houston, TX 77070

(832) 717-3422

Tony's Salon 4.5 star rating 256 reviews
7710 Cherry Park Dr
Houston, TX 77095

(281) 855-4543

Jolie Salon 4.5 star rating 21 reviews
25712 Northwest Fwy
Ste J
Cypress, TX 77429

(281) 758-2881

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