Cypress Fairbanks, or more fondly known as Cy-Fair, is one of the largest communities in Northwest Houston. Cy-Fair encompasses 186 square miles and includes Cypress and the city of Jersey Village. This expansive area is located along U.S. Highway 290 (Northwest Freeway) twenty miles (32 km) northwest of Downtown Houston.
Two major freeways are found in the Cy-Fair area – U.S. 290 and State Highway 249, serving as the area’s major links with Houston. The Sam Houston Tollway serves as a major connection to areas located both east and south of Cy-Fair.
Recreation and Entertainment
Visit the Harris County website for information and location of parks in the Cy-Fair area.
The Berry Center is 65-acre site and home to the Cypress-Fairbanks ISD’s second athletic stadium. It is also used for district-wide staff development for teachers and staff; graduation ceremonies and more. This facility is also available for non-district events and company functions.
The city of Houston offers a multitude of entertainment options, check out the Visit Houston website for more information.
The new 85,000 square foot Cypress-Fairbanks ISD Visual and Performing Arts Center will be a multitiered facility to host student shows and performances with a capacity of 1,500 people. This facility will also be available for non-district events and functions.
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo attracts nearly two million people each year, making it the largest in the world and the Cy-Fair area has more than its share of events, plays, and festivals.
Sam Houston Race Park is a Class I thoroughbred racing facility, which draws people from throughout the state of Texas. The showground features live entertainment from national touring country and rock acts.
Lone Star College-CyFair, located on Barker Cypress at the intersection of West Road, is host to the area’s fourth county branch library. Visit the Harris County website for a list of locations for other library branches in or near the Cy-Fair area.
Many of the nation’s diverse religious sects have facilities in the Cy-Fair area. Among the local denominations: Copperfield Church, Divine Mercy Assembly of God, Houston’s First Baptist Church @ Cypress, Prince of Peace Catholic Community, Saint Aidan’s Episcopal Church, Second Baptist Church – Cypress Campus, The Foundry Methodist Church, The Word of God Christian Fellowship Church, TheMET Church and more.
Community Service and Volunteering
Cypress-Fairbanks ISD offers several opportunities for individuals and businesses to get involved in the schools. Contact CFISD Community Engagement for more information about getting involved.
There are several establishments that can always use a helping hand: Cy-Fair Helping Hands, Cy-Hope, Cypress Assistance Ministries, Habitat for Humanity Northwest Harris County, HelpingAHero.org, Reach Unlimited, Inc.
George Bush Intercontinental Airport is located just down the Sam Houston Tollway from Cy-Fair. Most local residents and businesses are only a twenty-minute drive from the terminal buildings.
William P. Hobby Airport is located south of Houston on Interstate I-45 South. It is approximately one hour from the Cy-Fair area.
The Port of Houston is the nation’s third largest ocean port is located 25 miles southeast of the Cy-Fair area.
Major commercial rail lines in the north Houston region include Burlington Northern Santa Fe and Union Pacific railroads. Amtrak includes Houston in its national passenger service network.
Twenty eight park and ride routes are provided by Houston’s Metropolitan Transit Authority’s (METRO) 25 Park and Ride lots. The Northwest Station and the Cypress Park & Ride located on U.S. Highway 290 offers a nearby alternative for automobile commuters.
METRORail; a fast, convenient way to travel to Downtown, Midtown, the Museum District and Texas Medical Center.