Your Expert Guide
East Shore: A special lakeside gem within The Woodlands
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Considered the "Garden District" of The Woodlands, East Shore boasts stunning views of Lake Woodlands along with the convenience of urban living and proximity to shopping, dining, and entertainment.
The 26-acre village features distinctive neighborhoods — each with its own unique character — along with classic architectural styles, ornamental street lamps, and private alleys.
Real estate professional Lupita Padilla knows how special East Shore is and loves its hidden parks and fountains, manicured landscapes, and trails.
“It’s a very special village,” she says. “All residents of East Shore also enjoy access to the clubhouse, which is a magnificent property with a gym, pool, and entertainment.”
And there’s a new gem on the way in East Shore called Aria Isle, mentions Padilla.
The development will consist of about 25 custom-built, single-family homes on Lake Woodlands, with lots ranging from a half-acre to more than one acre and prices starting around $3 million. A dedicated green space for American bald eagles, which have frequently visited The Woodlands, is also in the plan.
Padilla offered up a few of her personal favorites about life in East Shore. Here's her guide:
Where to eat & drink
Padilla says you can’t go wrong with any of the restaurants at Market Street, which is The Woodland's premier destination for shopping, dining, and more.
Her favorite there is Uni Sushi, but she also loves grabbing a drink at Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar, where you can sip a Key lime martini or frozen mai tai while you people-watch on their patio.
Where to play
With the 200-acre Lake Woodlands, there are many outdoor recreation and entertainment opportunities. You can kayak or stand-up paddle board, explore the many walking and biking trails, or go fishing.
Padilla recommends Northshore Park, where you can enjoy a picnic and their free outdoor Concerts in the Park. It also has a playground, barbecue pits, volleyball courts, and pavilions.
Where to live
Part of the allure of East Shore is its variety of homes, according to Padilla. You’ll find everything from Southern Spanish Colonial to Southern Anglo Colonial, Southern French Colonial, Southern Coastal, French eclectic, and Greek Revival.
Intermixed within those historic styles are modern, transitional properties and three-story vertical homes, including brownstones, condos, and townhomes.
Lupita Padilla works and plays in East Shore. For more information on buying and selling a home in the area, click here, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 713-367-5509.