In the 1800s, Spring was a bustling railroad town. Today, the community offers a suburban quality of life for those who want to live near the city but yearn for a hometown feel. The community is home to one of the region's most popular attractions, Old Town Spring, a quaint shopping area of restored buildings that sell fine art, handmade gifts and crafts, woodworks, antiques, clothing and the like. Old Town Spring is the site of many annual festivals, including the Heritage Festival in October and the Crawfish Festival in April.
Spring offers a variety of housing, from the 1950s and 1960s one-story ranch style homes to the large, two-story colonials. The area has several townhome and apartment communities. Spring residents draw from several employment centers, including Houston Intercontinental Airport, The Woodlands and even downtown.