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For the third year in a row, The Woodlands has garnered prestigious rankings by Niche.

In the 2023 “Best Places” national survey of 228 cities by Niche, The Woodlands has been named as the:

  • #1 Best Community To Buy a House in America
  • #2 Best Community to Raise a Family in America
  • #3 Best Community to Live In America (#1 in 2021 and 2022)

In this year’s survey, The Woodlands also earned an overall grade of A+ by Niche for qualities that included family-friendly, public schools, jobs, housing, outdoor activities, health and fitness, diversity, crime and safety, weather, nightlife, commute, and cost of living.

The Woodlands is one of the most acclaimed master planned communities in the country and has consistently been included in the top ten rankings by Niche on its annual list of the best places to live, buy a home, raise a family, retire and best public education.  The Woodlands is being developed by The Howard Hughes Corporation which continues to focus on the vision of founder of The Woodlands, George Mitchell.

Niche has the most comprehensive data on towns, neighborhoods, cities, and schools across the U.S. Its rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews of various factors that include community safety, quality public education, a favorable cost of living, job opportunities and local amenities.

“The Woodlands continues to attract attention across the nation. The top tier rankings by Niche reflect the quality of life and health and wellness-centric amenities offered in our community,” said Jim Carman, President of the Houston Region for The Howard Hughes Corporation. “Moreover, our top-ranking stellar schools and overall safety are among the key attributes that enable The Woodlands to earn such prestigious accolades.”

The Woodlands, a 28,500-acre, forested, award-winning master planned community, is home to 120,000 residents. The more than 2,400 businesses and corporations in The Woodlands provide over 66,000 jobs to employees.

Embracing environmental preservation, The Woodlands offers an unprecedented 28% of green space with top amenities including 220 miles of hike and bike trails, 151 parks, open space, and forest preserves.

The Woodlands also features highly acclaimed public and private schools, high-quality healthcare, world-class shopping, recreation, and entertainment – including The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, which is ranked as one of the top amphitheaters in the world by Pollstar magazines. In addition, The Woodlands boasts the thriving economic and urban environments of The Woodlands Town Center, Hughes Landing and The Woodlands Waterway, which promote a walkable, urban lifestyle setting.

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