Atascocita, TX is a census-designated place (CDP) in an unincorporated area of Harris County, Texas, United States. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 65,844.
Atascocita is a large, affluent development located north and south of Farm to Market Road 1960 about 6 miles (10 km) east of Humble and 18 miles (29 km) northeast of downtown Houston in northeastern Harris County.
Bordered on its eastern shore by the 12,000-acre (4,900 ha) Lake Houston, the community contains several parks, country clubs, and golf courses, including Atascocita Country Club, Walden on Lake Houston Golf and Country Club, and Tour 18, a recreation of some of the United States’ most celebrated golf holes.
Atascocita was named one of the “Best Places to Retire” by U.S. News & World Report, citing Lake Houston’s boating and fishing opportunities and Atascocita’s numerous golf courses
Construction in the area began in the 1970s. In the 1990’s Atascocita included fifteen neighborhoods and was one of the fastest-growing developments in the Greater Houston area.
In 2009 the Gadberry Group named Atascocita as one of “9 from 2009” most notable high growth areas in the United States. The 2010 census listed Atascocita’s population as 65,844, up from 35,757 at the 2000 census.