Your Visit To Porter TX

Hi friend,

I wanted to share a few suggestions with you incase you are visiting soon and are not sure where to start. I included some of my favorite restaurants, attractions, model homes to visit and even open houses! I hope you find this list helpful during your stay, especially if it is your first visit.

If you are interested in what we recommend in other nearby cities, check out our First Visit category.

Places To Experience

Marsha's Zoo - Marsha's Exotic Animal Petting Zoo has been serving Texas and surrounding states for over 25 years. They offer a variety of packages for celebrating the Nativity, including a trackless train camels, donkeys, goats, and costumed handlers that can be booked for parties and other events.

Big Rivers Water Park - At Big Rivers Water Park, you can find all kinds of water attractions--including slides, an outdoor maze, and shallow areas in the pools that are great for toddlers and young kids.

Spring Creek Greenway Nature Center - The Spring Creek Greenway Nature Center provides a great escape, offering miles of grassy areas for picnicking and relaxation, as well as trails for hiking, fishing in a lake.

Gater Bayou Adventure Park - At the park, there are thrilling water slides in the pool and on the lake, as well as a  farm. There is also a zip line that you can try for a different view of the park and for even more exciting fun for everyone!

Children’s Museum Houston - The museum offers over 90,000 square feet of interactive exhibits, with a virtual ambulance children can operate, a lot covered with artificial snow, and more.

Emerald Lake Naturist Resort - Emerald Lake Resort is a friendly lakeside destination offering a year-round naked experience on 21 acres of parkland in beautiful surroundings. It’s a welcoming and relaxing place for those who like to be nude in various forms including swimming, fishing, camping and paddle boarding.

Purgatory Scream Park - Come see the top-ranked haunted house, which is the biggest in Houston. It's a 30-40 minute walk through haunted house that features Kill Count, Dredzo, Lester the Jester, Bendy and more.

Parks To Visit

Rustling Elms Park - TThe park is a great place to spend time with friends. There's a playground where kids can enjoy themselves, walking trails, a gazebo where you can sit down and have lunch or snacks, and plenty of tables and chairs for picnics.

A.V. 'Bull' Sallas Park - A splash pad, swings and playground equipment can be found at this park as well as barbecue pits and a pond where picnics can be enjoyed. There are also restrooms and showers in this park.

Cumberland Crossing Park - This is a friendly neighborhood park where you can enjoy weekend with kids or picnic and grill with friends. Theres a playground for kids to enjoy. There are beautiful flowers and its clean, so you can have a picnic there.

Lake Houston Wilderness Park - The park features over 20 miles of hiking, biking, and equestrian trails that wind through 4,786.6 acres oof wooded parkland. This scenic area is great for experiencing nature and wildlife.

Brookshadow Park - This is a huge area for kids to play in the playground and for them to run around. It is also a great place for friends to have a picnic together.


Fuddruckers - Family-friendly chain for burgers on housemade sesame seed buns, plus salads & shakes.

Skeeter's Mesquite Grill - Family-friendly spot for mesquite-grilled burgers, Tex-Mex plates, salads & weekend breakfasts.

La Madeleine - Quaint French cafe chain serving rustic country fare, espresso & fresh-baked baguettes.

Pete's Burger Place - Family-owned mainstay for classic American eats, from burgers & BLTs to chicken-fried steak.

Culver's - Fast-food chain specializing in frozen custard & signature burgers made with Midwest beef & dairy.

Five Guys - Fast-food chain with made-to-order burgers, fries & hot dogs, plus free peanuts while you wait.

Texas Roadhouse - Lively chain steakhouse serving American fare with a Southwestern spin amid Texas-themed decor.

Cilantro’s Mexican Grill - A variety of Tex-Mex favorites & margaritas in a festive, family-friendly setting.

Wienerschnitzel - Fast-food chain featuring a variety of hot dogs, plus chili burgers & sandwiches.

If you are looking for more unique or high-end restaurants, be sure to check out The Woodlands & Spring "Your First Visit" blog post! - Link.

Check out this blog post - Things To Do | Link.

Neighborhoods to Check Out

Azalea District

  • Price Range: $178,000 – $533,000
  • Lot Size: 2,952 – 11,440 square feet
  • master-planned community
  • Open Houses - Link
  • Homes for sale – Link

Cumberland Crossing

  • Price Range: $169,000 – $250,000
  • Lot Size: 2,021 – 6,877 square feet
  • Community pool & neighborhood park.
  • Open Houses - Link
  • Homes for sale – Link

River Walk

  • Price Range: $277,000 – $570,000
  • Lot Size: 3,004 – 48,352 square feet
  • 66-acre lake with canals, park, pavilions, a playground, boat ramp, & horse friendly.
  • Open Houses - Link
  • Homes for sale – Link

Forest Colony

  • Price Range: $155,000 – $223,000
  • Lot Size: 1,744 – 6,440 square feet
  • Master planned community & privative pavilion, swimming pool and community park.
  • Open Houses - Link
  • Homes for sale – Link

Golden Trails

  • Price Range: $97,000 – $300,000
  • Lot Size: 1,738 – 29,660 square feet
  • Neighborhood pool
  • Open Houses - Link
  • Homes for sale – Link

Woodridge Forest

  • Price Range: $206,000 – $373,000
  • Lot Size: 2,994 – 7,150 square feet
  • Master planned community, walking o jogging trails, resort-style pool & stocked fishing ponds.
  • Open Houses - Link
  • Homes for sale – Link

Six Best “Bang for your Buck” Neighborhoods in Porter TX

Brooklyn Trails - This is a single family home development by Legend Homes in Porter, Texas. Brooklyn Trails boasts the impressive, natural surroundings of Kingwood’s naturally forested landscape with access to the best parks and golf courses in northeast Houston. The community is minutes from Lake Houston and Lake Houston Wilderness Park, with amazing outdoor recreational opportunities.

Maple Heights - offers modern single-family homes with open layouts, attractive included features and convenient local attractions. Only 30 minutes from Downtown Houston, you'll be close to the city's many economic opportunities and daily conveniences. You're also close to major city centers, inspired parks and retail hubs, charming restaurants and more via prominent routes like Interstate 69 and Grand Parkway.

Kingwood Royal Brook - This is a master-planned community in Porter, Texas. Kingwood Royal Brook amenities include a recreation center with clubhouse, Junior Olympic competition swimming pool, five miles of trails tying into the Kingwood trail system, nature preserve and greenbelts of dedicated open space to enjoy nature playground, and a dedicated patio home section featuring a 6.5 acre passive park area.

Brookwood Forest - Amenities include a pavilion, playground and splash pad. The community is convenient to downtown Houston and Hwy. 59; easy access to recreation at Lake Houston, Lake Houston Wilderness Park and Cypresswood Golf Club.

Forest Colony - The community includes a privative pavilion, swimming pool and community park. Forest Colony is nested within the Valley Ranch master planned community.

Northpark Woods - Northpark Woods offers single-family one and two-story homes in the Lonestar Collection. For recreation, you’ll enjoy nearby swimming, fishing, and boating at the San Jacinto River—along with several golf courses and Lake Houston Wilderness Park. There’s also convenient access to Deerbrook Mall and George Bush Intercontinental Airport.

Model Homes To Visit in Porter TX

Northpark Woods | Homes for sale.
Address: 25806 Northpark Pine Dr, Porter, TX 77365

Brooklyn Trails | Homes for sale.
Address: 22266 Porter Mountain Trl, Porter, TX 77365

Royal Brook | Homes for sale.
Address: 3302 Lockridge Harbor Ln, Porter, TX 77365

The Highlands | Homes for sale.
Address: 7125 Calico Trail, Porter, TX 77365

Valley Ranch | Homes for sale.
Address: 21639 Valley Ranch Crossing Dr, Porter, TX 77365

Other Porter TX Related Blog Posts – Porter TX Category (I would start with the links below, and then the category link.)

  • Best Neighborhoods in Porter TX – Link. 
  • Kingwood TX Related Blog Posts – Kingwood TX Category
  • What is the weather like in Kingwood TX? – Link.
  • The Best Neighborhoods in Kingwood TX – Link.
  • Things to do in Kingwood TX – Link.
  • Kingwood TX Relocation Guide – Link.
  • Food Trucks to Track Down in Kingwood TX – Link.
  • Comparing the Neighborhoods of Kingwood TX – Link.


I hope you have found this blog post super helpful. If there is anything else we can do for you, including helping you sell (or buy) a home, I would be honored to assist. I hope you have a great day/evening. Cheers, Jo & Co.


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