Cypress is a city located in Central Texas that is northwest of Houston. The city features lots to do, including plenty of shopping, dining, and entertainment options. Additionally, the city is just half an hour away from Houston, providing active adults with easy access to all the benefits of larger city life.
Climate & Geography
Notable bodies of water nearby include Dry Creek, Cypress Creek, Cypress Lake, and Mallard Lake.
Cypress is situated on flat, lower lying land. The city receives more rain than the national average and no snowfall. Summers in Cypress are hot, with temperatures averaging in the 90s, and winters are mild, with lows dropping to the mid 40s.
Recreation, Culture, & Entertainment
The Houston Premium Outlet Mall is a popular place for locals to shop and dine in Cypress. The mall features many well known brands and a variety of shopping and entertainment options, offering all the essentials to locals within a close distance to home.
Cypress is home to a number of golf courses, great for those who are fond of the sport and enjoy getting out into the warm and sunny weather. Bud Hadfield Park offers a peaceful escape from everyday life by providing walking trails in a forested area.
For residents who want to experience more extensive shopping and entertainment options, Houston is a short drive away from Cypress.
Cost of Living & Taxes
The overall cost of living in Cypress is above the state and national averages. The higher cost of housing in Cypress plays the biggest part in raising the overall cost of living, although transportation costs are above the national average as well. Grocery, health, and utility costs in Cypress are all below the national average.
The state of Texas has no income tax or Social Security tax. Property taxes in Texas are higher than the national average. Sales tax in Cypress is higher than average, at 8.25 percent.
Cypress residents have a number of health care options available nearby. Both HCA Houston Healthcare North Cypress and Memorial Hermann Cypress Hospital are located in Cypress. Houston Methodist Hospital, rated the No. 1 hospital in the state by U.S. News, is located approximately 27 miles away from Cypress in Houston. The hospital is nationally ranked in nine specialties and high performing in one specialty and nine procedures and conditions.
Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, ranked No. 4 in the state, is also located in Houston, and is nationally ranked in four specialties and high performing in six specialties and six procedures and conditions.
The Houston Area generally scores on the higher end of average on Gallup’s Well-Being Index.