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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with its primary mission being “…to discover, educate, promote, collect, preserve and make available to the public, historical documents and artifacts of the Cypress area”.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 324 reviews
10535 Fry Rd
Ste 100
Cypress, TX 77433

(832) 653-6477

The Union Kitchen 4.0 star rating 176 reviews
9955 Barker Cypress Rd
Ste 104
Cypress, TX 77433

(832) 653-7278

The Burger Ranch Restaurant & Lounge 5.0 star rating 2 reviews
16702 House Hahl Rd
Cypress, TX 77433

(832) 881-9080

Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar 4.5 star rating 644 reviews
20030 Northwest Fwy
Houston, TX 77065

(713) 597-5347

Taste of Cajun 4.5 star rating 211 reviews
11808 Barker Cypress Rd
Ste K
Cypress, TX 77433

(281) 746-7333

Hailey's Italian Restaurant 4.5 star rating 115 reviews
10730 Barker Cypress Rd
Ste E
Cypress, TX 77433

(281) 256-7895

Duck n Bao 4.0 star rating 230 reviews
17333 Spring Cypress Rd
Ste H
Cypress, TX 77429

(832) 653-7572

Mex Taco House 5.0 star rating 2 reviews
25410 Northwest Fwy
Ste B-10
Cypress, TX 77429


The Burger Ranch Restaurant & Lounge 5.0 star rating 2 reviews
16702 House Hahl Rd
Cypress, TX 77433

(832) 881-9080

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

(713) 973-1600

Cypress Lounge 4.5 star rating 9 reviews
11945 Barwood Bend Dr
Houston, TX 77065

(281) 897-9357

The Hidden Cellar 4.5 star rating 80 reviews
16518 House Hahl Rd
Cypress, TX 77433

(281) 304-2940

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

(713) 849-5777

Voice Karaoke Bar & Lounge 3.0 star rating 53 reviews
7955 Barker Cypress Rd
Ste 300
Cypress, TX 77433

(281) 225-1005

Spark Hookah Lounge & Cafe 4.5 star rating 6 reviews
7014 Fry Rd
Ste 101
Cypress, TX 77433

(832) 683-4001

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

(281) 210-7868


Houston Premium Outlets 3.5 star rating 237 reviews
29300 Hempstead Rd
Cypress, TX 77433

(281) 304-5820

The Boardwalk 4.5 star rating 17 reviews
9945 Barker Cypress Rd
Cypress, TX 77433

(713) 690-0000

Vintage Park Houston 4.5 star rating 25 reviews
110 Vintage Park Blvd
Ste 270
Houston, TX 77070

(281) 655-8000

Willowbrook Mall 3.5 star rating 136 reviews
2000 Willowbrook Mall
Houston, TX 77070

(281) 890-8002

Memorial City 4.0 star rating 228 reviews
303 Memorial City
Houston, TX 77024

(713) 464-8640

Katy Mills 3.5 star rating 192 reviews
5000 Katy Mills Cir
Katy, TX 77494

(281) 644-5000

Little Eclectic House 4.0 star rating 9 reviews
15515 Mueschke Rd
Cypress, TX 77433

(281) 256-6242

Suburban Girl Gifts & Stuff 5.0 star rating 4 reviews
12320 Barker Cypress Rd
Ste 900
Cypress, TX 77429

(281) 758-3636

Coffee Shops

Land Of A Thousand Hills Coffee & Bakery 4.0 star rating 339 reviews
9935 Barker Cypress Rd
Ste 130
Cypress, TX 77433

(281) 246-1667

Plum Coffee 4.5 star rating 192 reviews
11688 Barker Cypress Rd
Ste A2
Cypress, TX 77433

(281) 256-9400

L3 Craft Coffee 5.0 star rating 107 reviews
10615 Fry Rd
Cypress, TX 77433

(832) 653-2826

PJ's Coffee 4.0 star rating 56 reviews
11930 Barker Cypress Rd
Ste 800
Cypress, TX 77433

(832) 653-6235

Barbarossa Coffee 4.5 star rating 365 reviews
9222 Louetta Rd
Ste 106
Spring, TX 77379

(832) 559-7684

City Brew Coffee 5.0 star rating 58 reviews
13740 Cypress N Houston Rd
Cypress, TX 77429

(832) 912-1919

The Cuppo Coffee & Tea 5.0 star rating 137 reviews
8805 Jones Rd
Ste A110
Jersey Village, TX 77065

(832) 869-4799

French Press Coffee House 5.0 star rating 116 reviews
13126 Fm 1960 W
Ste 150
Houston, TX 77065

(281) 894-7600


Iron City Gym 4.5 star rating 11 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 3.5 star rating 30 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

Life Time 3.5 star rating 34 reviews
9922 Fry Rd
Cypress, TX 77433

(832) 745-4100

RAW Gym Warzone 4.5 star rating 20 reviews
9702 Spring Cypress Rd
Ste 1/H
Spring, TX 77379

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

(713) 416-9878

LA Fitness 2.5 star rating 57 reviews
12304 Barker Cypress Rd
Cypress, TX 77429

(281) 304-6500


Tiffany's Hair Salon 4.5 star rating 313 reviews
16902 Tuckerton Rd
Ste B
Houston, TX 77095

(281) 256-3131

La V's Hair Salon 4.5 star rating 12 reviews
14041 Grant Rd
Cypress, TX 77429

(832) 977-7185

Salons At Stone Gate 4.0 star rating 61 reviews
11734 Barker Cypress Rd
Ste 111
Cypress, TX 77433

(281) 256-2204

Sheri Marie's Salon 4.5 star rating 69 reviews
9212 Fry Rd
Ste 160
Cypress, TX 77433

(281) 463-7375

Vintage Park Salon 4.5 star rating 161 reviews
10850 Louetta Rd
Houston, TX 77070

(281) 374-1201

The Colour Bar, A Cynthia Diersen Salon 4.0 star rating 37 reviews
16718 House Hahl Rd
Ste C2
Cypress, TX 77433

(281) 213-2585

Trademark Salon and Spa 4.5 star rating 93 reviews
10300 Louetta Rd
Ste 106
Houston, TX 77070

(832) 717-3422

Tony's Salon 4.5 star rating 262 reviews
7710 Cherry Park Dr
Houston, TX 77095

(281) 855-4543

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