The Woodlands, TX

Report Reveals The Woodlands as One of the Top 3 Places to Live in America

Ash Jurberg

The Woodlands in Texas was ranked as the third best place to live in the United States.

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The popular website Niche has just released their best cities to live in the United States list for 2023, and The Woodlands, Texas, came in third place.

The Best Places to Live report is based on collecting and analyzing dozens of rankings factors from federal and local government datasets. This is then combined with proprietary Niche data and community reviews from each area to determine a ranking for each city.

Based on this date, The Woodlands was ranked the third best place to live in the United States.

It scored an A+ for public schools and families and an A - for housing, outdoor activities, health and fitness, and diversity.

The median house price in The Woodlands is $390,800 compared to the national median of $244,900. While the median rent was $1,617 against a national median of $1,163.

The Woodlands was ranked the best place to buy a house in the United States.

The report states:

The Woodlands is a city in Texas with a population of 115,716. The Woodlands is in Montgomery County and is one of the best places to live in Texas. Living in The Woodlands offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In The Woodlands there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many families live in The Woodlands and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in The Woodlands are highly rated.

Reviews from residents were overwhelmingly positive.

We stumbled upon the Niche rankings while figuring out where to live to escape CA. Lucky us! The Niche rankings were right - this is paradise for folks from CA. We have lived in Nothern and Southern CA and we love calling The Woodlands home now. It's beautiful, the housing is cheap (bigger house/lot then you could ever afford in CA), the schools are great and bike/walking distance, great sport options. Strong economy, conservative govt with low taxes.

Trader Joe's and Whole Foods are here and HEB is better than your typical Ralphs or Safeway.

They're doing a good job keeping up with the growth by building infrastructure and widening roads (something that would take forever in CA).

The Woodlands is better than any other TX planned development. Trees abound, trails, ponds, fishing, pools, ponds, good city govt. It's not visually boring like other TX communities - just use Google earth to compare The Woodlands to others - you'll see the density of our trees makes a difference.
I always tell people The Woodlands is not an exciting place to live, but it is a nice place to live.
When people from the greater Houston area hear "The Woodlands," they think of The Woodlands Mall. This is the most popular part of town, and it is conveniently located close to the freeway. The adjacent Market Street is an upscale shopping center that looks prettiest at night.
Newcomers always point out the excess greenery and ask how we locals can find anything, but I have no problem with all the trees because the town is so well-organized. There are several zoning laws that ensure business and residential areas are clearly separated. There are plenty of franchise restaurants along the town's major streets.
There are local churches and well-maintained parks hidden in every neighborhood.

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