Cypress, Texas is a part of the greater metropolitan Houston. The area called Cypress straddles US Highway 290 twenty miles northwest of Houston and is an unincorporated part of Harris County completely inside the extraterritorial jurisdiction of the city. One of Harris County’s most affluent zip codes, 77429, is in the Cypress area.
Cypress is one of Houston’s most desirable areas. It is home to a number of master-planned communities including Longwood, Coles Crossing, Rock Creek, Lakewood Forest/Lakewood Forest Estates, Lakewood Oaks Estates, Copperfield, Blackhorse Ranch, Bridgeland, Villages of Cypress Mill, Cypress Creek Lakes, Fairfield, Northlake Forest, Stable Gate, and Towne Lake.
The Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District is the third-largest in Texas and one of the fastest-growing in the United States. The district offers at least 10 high schools,16 middle and 50 elementary schools.