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When you are strolling around Hughes Landing on Lake Woodlands, take a moment from the lifestyle destination and look up to the sky at the new light pole banners.  The United States flag is proudly displayed on one side of each banner while an accolade for America’s Hometown, The Woodlands, is revealed on the other.


The Woodlands achieved the #1 Best Community to Live in U.S. from Niche rankings based on methodology including community safety, top-rated education, favorable cost of living, job opportunities, local amenities and the list goes on.

“We are proud to be recognized as the #1 best community to live in America, and we want to share our ranking news on banners to share with residents and visitors,” said Jim Carman, President – Houston Region for Howard Hughes.  “Continuing the legacy of founder George Mitchell, Howard Hughes is honored to develop and masterfully design The Woodlands, an award-winning master planned community where residents live, work, play, learn and discover, and businesses like our headquarters call home.”

Whether it’s the unprecedented 28% of green space found in our 220 miles of hike-and-bike trails, 148 parks or the highly-rated public and private schools, thriving businesses, recreational amenities, entertainment, quality healthcare and places of worship or perhaps it’s the abundance of nature found throughout the community, The Woodlands is #1.