Six miles east of Humble is Atascocita, (Spanish for "obstruction") sitting on heavily wooded territory that was once a Spanish government possession and served as a stronghold against the French. Atascocita and its neighboring community of Walden fringe Lake Houston, a man-made lake. Concentrated home-building began in 1975. Prices range from the $50,000s to the low $100,000s.
The suburban community offers large, country-club style homes as well as smaller homes in well-planned subdivisions.