Cypress is also known as Cy-Fair or Cypress-Fairbanks. It does lie in Harris County. Cypress is along U.S. Highway 290 (Northwest Freeway). There are two major hospitals: North Cypress Medical Center and Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center. There are also a number of golf courses. All students are zoned to Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District (the 3rd largest school district in Texas). Cypress ranks 50th in the top 100 highest-income urban areas in the U.S. Cypress is 25 miles northwest of Downtown Houston.