🇺🇸 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 is twenty-four miles north-west 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.
Cypress is located near the intersection of US Highway 290 and Spring-Cypress Road. Cypress is located within the Cypress Creek and Little Cypress Creek watershed. There are no official boundary lines for the exact area, but roads commonly mentioned to bound the area include FM 529 road as the southern border, HWY 6 and FM 1960 as the eastern border, and HWY 249 as the northern border.
Cypress has two distinct geographic profiles separated by Highway 290. The area north-east of US 290 is forested and thickly wooded, while the area south-west of 290 is predominately ranch land and grassy prairie dotted with scrub brush, Live oaks and Post oaks.
Cypress falls under the jurisdiction of Harris County Precincts 4 and 5 (separated by Cypress Creek). Major arteries include Highway 290 to the South and State Highway 249 to the east.
Economy In 2010, Sysco announced that it purchased the former Hewlett Packard call centre along U.S. Highway 290 in Cypress and that it would establish a shared services facility for its distribution centres in North America.
Cypress has a population of over 182,500 people. Cypress also forms part of the Greater Houston metropolitan area which has a population of over 6,997,384 people.
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