If you were to ask most people in the Houston, TX area where Spring, TX is, they would most likely point you in the direction of Interstate 45 between The Woodlands, TX and George Bush Intercontinental Airport. For the most part, those directions would be correct. Spring has always been this nebulous area somewhere in north Houston. In reality, Spring, TX is a small city of about 50,000 people situated on the border of Harris County and Montgomery County along Spring Cypress Road in between Interstate 45 and the Hardy Toll Road with the heart of the city centered in what is known as Old Town Spring.
From most economic indicators, Spring, TX is a good place to live. Residents enjoy a lower cost of living index, higher median household income, higher median earnings, higher per capita income, and a lower unemployment rate when compared to the state of Texas and the rest of the United States. On the flip side, the median value of a home in Spring was slightly less than the state and national averages. Spring also had a slightly higher median property tax rate and a higher crime rate than the rest of the country. All in all, with its proximity to the Houston/Galveston area and its relatively low costs, Spring has fared very well in recent years.
Here are some additional resources and information on Spring, TX:
Old Town Spring