Best Areas in Houston to Live

Hi friend! Are you looking for a list of the best areas in Houston to live? Today I will be sharing that with you and more! But before I do so, I want to explain to you what we define as "the best"..

• great walkability and/or bikeability
• exclusive amenities
• close proximity to shopping and restaurants
• acceptable commute times and/or a strong local job market
• award-winning public schools
• close to entertainment
• a local calendar of events
• relatively low crime rates

Besides the list above, I am also calculating recent sales, neighborhood popularity, and resale value. So without further ado...

P.S. Make sure to read the whole post, so you don't miss the bonus list towards the bottom!

Best neighborhoods in Houston Texas title

1. The Woodlands - The Woodlands is an award winning master planned community north of Houston that many think is a city, when actually it is a newly established township. What makes The Woodlands amazing, is the level of dedication and attention that was put into its concept and execution. It truly is a bubble surrounded by the most beautiful trees and water features. The Woodlands was developed in villages, and truly has something for everyone. Homes start in the $250s, but starting in the $400s is where you really find the "good stuff". What makes The Woodlands most loved is the walkability, community wide amenities, and easy access to the best shopping and restaurants! You can learn more about The Woodlands by visiting our YouTube Channel, by emailing us, or even by scheduling a 1-on-1 call with Jordan!
➟ Our YouTube Channel: http://byjoandco.com/youtube
➟ The Woodlands Playlist: http://byjoandco.com/thewoodlandsplaylist
➟ Schedule a Call: http://byjoandco.com/appointment

2. Katy - Katy is the second most popular suburb in the Houston area. It is located west of downtown Houston off of I-10. What has really fueled the growth in Katy is its easy access to the Energy Corridor, and the abundance of land availability. There is/was so much farm and pasture land. I believe the true heart of Katy is the new section of Cinco Ranch (2003-2020) and the La Centerra shopping center, which opened in 2007. Cinco Ranch (8100 acres, 14,000 homes) was the first master planned community to hit Katy to really plant their stake. What makes Katy attract families and individuals is its walkable, its intuitively placed park system, and proximity to the city. You can learn more about Katy by visiting our YouTube Channel.
➟ The Katy Playlist: http://byjoandco.com/katyplaylist
➟ Homes for Sale in Cinco Ranch: https://byjoandco.com/cinco-ranch-homes-for-sale

3. Cypress - Cypress has seen some astronomical growth of the last 5-10 years. And with the introduction and growth of the retail centers, it is really turning into the suburb we always wanted it to become. Fairfield and the general area around Fairfield was the original heart of Cypress, but the attention is more in the Bridgeland and Towne Lake are of Cypress now. In Cypress you can find the infamous 290 Cypress Outlets aka, one of my favorite places to shop (Hello Nike, Burberry, Saks off 5th, and so much more. Lol.). If you have never heard of Bridgeland of Towne Lake, you are really missing out. Bridgeland is the fastest growing master planned community in all of Houston. You can find a Cypress playlist on my YouTube Channel!
➟ Our YouTube Channel: http://byjoandco.com/youtube
➟ The Cypress Playlist: http://byjoandco.com/cypressplaylist
➟ Homes for Sale in my favorite master-planned communities in Cypress: http://byjoandco.com/master-planned-cypress-texas

4. Sugar Land - Sugar Land is the next recommended suburb on the list. What makes this a top pick for buyers is its proximity to downtown Houston and the Medical Center! It truly is the best neighborhood if you want the suburbs, award winning schools, and a 20-25 minute commute that won't make you want to pull your hair out. There are SO many amazing neighborhoods in Sugar Land, and you can find them all on that link below!
➟ Homes for Sale in my favorite master-planned communities in Sugar Land: http://byjoandco.com/best-sugar-land-neighborhoods

5. Spring - Next on the list is Spring! This is probably one of the most established areas on the list and rather large in size. It houses a good section of The Woodlands, all of Klein, and lots of new construction off Rayford along the Grand Paryway 99. I talk a lot about Spring on the YouTube channel. It has so much to offer, and the greatest appeal is the value in the 77379 area. The taxes are super low, and there are some award winning schools that I cannot say enough about! Can you tell I live here (in the Klein area)? I love my proximity to the rest of Houston and The Woodlands. Right in the middle of EVERYTHING.
➟ Our YouTube Channel: http://byjoandco.com/youtube
➟ The Spring/Klein Playlist: http://byjoandco.com/kleinspringplaylist
➟ Homes for Sale in Klein ISD: http://byjoandco.com/favoriteklein
➟ Homes for Sale in Conroe ISD: http://byjoandco.com/conroe-isd-spring-tx

6. Tomball - Tomball is an amazing community and city that some forget about. I am loving the newer neighborhoods in Tomball, and the school district as a whole. If I were to move anytime soon, I would either move to Montgomery County or seek out Tomball ISD in the rural areas. We are desperately wanting land, but not sure it is the right move right now.
➟ The Tomball Playlist: http://byjoandco.com/tomballplaylist
➟ Homes for Sale in Tomball: http://byjoandco.com/newtomball

7. Fulshear - Oh my gosh, I just love Fulshear. I have recently refallen in love with this area. I use to live in Cinco Ranch, and Cross Creek Ranch (my favorite neighborhood in Fulshear) now bumps up to Cinco Ranch, which is in Katy. So you can live in Cross Creek Ranch, with all of its master planned amazingness, and still have all the amenities of Cinco Ranch, while being on the edge of new. I haven't done much on the channel about Fulshear, but if you dig, you will find a vlog. Lol.
➟ Homes for Sale in Cross Creek Ranch: http://byjoandco.com/cross-creek-ranch-homes-for-sale

8. Humble - So there is something super important to know about Humble: there is the new part and the old part of Humble.. I love the new part. My favorite neighborhoods are: Balmoral, Fall Creek, and The Groves. I also love the commute from this neighborhood to downtown Houston!
➟ Homes for Sale in Humble: http://byjoandco.com/new-humble

9. Friendswood - Friendswood is one of my favorite communities if you are looking to live south of the city. It was founded over 125 years ago as a Quaker community with its roots deep in religion and education. In the 1950s it was viewed as a solid Houston Suburb. 75% off the city is made up of families. Proximity to Nasa, downtown Houston and Galveston, coupled with its award-winning school districts, are just a couple reasons many call it home! Although the city itself is well established (older), there are still some new developments. I love Friendswood Trails, West Ranch, and Autumn Lakes.
➟ Our YouTube Channel: http://byjoandco.com/youtube
➟ Homes for Sale in Friendswood: http://byjoandco.com/friendswoodhomes

10. Conroe - Conroe has been named the fastest growing city in the United States. And it certainly warrants that title because of all the land opportunities. Conroe, just north of the prestigious neighborhood of The Woodlands, houses the county seat and school district for The Woodlands. This area is popular for larger lot sizes and abundance of different neighborhoods in all price points. Also you cannot forget Conroe houses Lake Conroe: a 21,000-acre recreational lake!
➟ The Conroe Playlist: http://byjoandco.com/conroeplaylist
➟ Homes for Sale in Conroe: http://byjoandco.com/homesinconroe
➟ New Homes for Sale in Conroe: http://byjoandco.com/newconroehomes

Complimentary YouTube Video

There are many other suburbs of Houston we didn't touch upon for this blog post, but that doesn't mean that they are fantastic options. Quite honestly, it is all about hiring a realtor that can listen to your wants and needs.. maybe someone that specializes in relocation.. that can truly help point you in the right direction or directions.

If you are personally looking for a local real estate agent. I am just that. Hi, my name is Jordan Schilleci, and you have found yourself on my website and blog. I also have a YouTube channel that is so full of information, you might even become a little overwhelmed. I absolutely love helping people, so if you need help, please take a look around, subscribe, or schedule a call. Below you are going to find all of my contact information as well as some homes for sale. 

This website that you are on is actually a home search platform. Similar to Zillow or Realtor.com, but a lot more user friendly. It is quite easy to navigate, and you can even create a log in to keep all your favorites in one spot. If you have any questions, or would like me to set you up on home search alerts, please just reach out.

Best Neighborhoods in Houston, Texas - Inside the City

Now if you are looking for your piece of the city life, then I have a bonus list for you. In this list below are the most established areas inside of Houston. They have something to offer for everyone, and are worth the look if you don't mind paying for "location". 

• The Heights - This neighborhood is known for its walkability and four distinct styles of homes: the craftsman, Folk National, Folk Victorian, and Queen Anne. What most love about this area is its walkability, cute shops, unique restaurants, and picturesque streets. The average home value in the area is $850,000.
➟ Homes Built before 2000 for Sale in The Heights: http://byjoandco.com/before2000heights
➟ Homes Built after 2000 for Sale in The Heights: http://byjoandco.com/after2000heights

• River Oaks - This neighborhood is known as "the most expensive neighborhood in the U.S." River Oaks is everything you think it should be: the cities hottest restaurants, historical mansion, new money and old, premier shopping and entertainment, and more. The average home value in the area is $2.2 million.
➟ Homes for Sale in River Oaks: http://byjoandco.com/riveroakshomes

• West University / "West U" -  This neighborhood is known for its low crime rate and top-rated Houston schools, making it a prime location for anyone looking to be in the city while raising a family. You are just minutes away from Hermann Park, The Houston Zoo, The Museum District, and The Medical Center. And it can't go without mentioning that 24/7 Wall St. named it as a best city to live in American for 2018 and 2019. The average home value in the area is $2.2 million.
➟ Homes for Sale in West U: http://byjoandco.com/westuhomes

•  Memorial - This neighborhood is nestled between The Energy Corridor and Downtown Houston. It is known for its more private quiet lifestyle, while still being within arm's reach of the city with great shipping, quality schools, and noteworthy restaurants. The average home value in the area is $500,000. 
➟ Homes for Sale in Memorial: http://byjoandco.com/memorialhomes
    • Memorial West: http://byjoandco.com/memorialwesthomes
    • Memorial Park: http://byjoandco.com/memorialparkhomes
    • Memorial Close In: http://byjoandco.com/memorialcloseinhomes

• Museum District - If you are looking to live in the heart of Downtown Houston, that is exactly what this neighborhood offers! The city's cultural and artistic epicenter can be found in the Museum District. The prime reasons why one chooses this area is for its walkability and accessibility. The average home value in the area is $1.2 million.
➟ Homes for Sale in the Museum District: http://byjoandco.com/museumdistricthomes

• Spring Branch - This neighborhood is right above Memorial and has deep history that brings you back to the 1800s. Originally it was a German community, but it has grown to become one of the most diverse areas in all of Houston. What this area is also known for is its larger lot sizes. The average home value in the area is $475,000.
➟ Homes Built before 2000 for Sale in Spring Branch: http://byjoandco.com/before2000springbranch
➟ Homes Built after 2000 for Sale in Spring Branch: http://byjoandco.com/after2000springbranch

• Bellaire - This neighborhood is known for convenience. It is close to Downtown Houston, West U, Greenway Plaza, The Galleria, Meyerland Plaza, and Rice Village. In Bellaire you will find a larger lot is comparing it to West U, which it is a few minutes west of. The average home value in the area is $975,000.
➟ Homes for Sale in Bellaire: https://byjoandco.com/bellairehomes

Complimentary YouTube Video

If you are looking to relocate to the area, we would love to meet you, and hear your story. Below you will find all of my contact information, as well as some homes for sale in the area. We truly look forward to hearing from you! P.S. Don't forget to check out our one-of-a-kind YouTube Channel!

- Jordan Marie Schilleci, REALTOR®, Jo & Co. Realty Group

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Homes for Sale in The Best Suburbs & Neighborhoods Outside of Houston

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$560,000
Subdivision: Cypress Creek Lakes
4
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
4,163
Sq.Ft.
2015
Year Built
2
Days on Site
46979931
MLS
Your search is over! This home has all of the BELLS & WHISTLES! As you walk through the front door and go out the back, you'll see the WOW factor! Lg. lot, NO BACK NEIGHBORS has plenty room for the...
$484,900
Subdivision: Cochrans Crossing
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
3,408
Sq.Ft.
1994
Year Built
2
Days on Site
48384166
MLS
Ready to entertain in the heart of The Woodlands? This 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home has plenty of space for everyone. Downstairs features a large open concept family room that is open to the Kitchen as...
$283,932
Subdivision: Oakcrest North Sec 05
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,629
Sq.Ft.
2011
Year Built
2
Days on Site
48413056
MLS
NEW ROOF with 5 year transferable workmanship warranty! Exterior painted, Fall 2019 and new vinyl plank flooring in living room. This beautiful well-kept home located in the #1 school district in...
$266,900
Subdivision: Settlers Park Sec 2
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,249
Sq.Ft.
1982
Year Built
2
Days on Site
74696261
MLS
Rare find in Settlers Park. 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths! This home has 2 master bedrooms. One downstairs (with its own A/C) and one upstairs, both with en suite bathrooms. No carpet downstairs....
$350,000
Subdivision: Colony Grant Sec 1
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,720
Sq.Ft.
1982
Year Built
2
Days on Site
59664780
MLS
Nice home w/ lots of upgrades. Kitchen w/ granite countertops and glass subway tiles. Den w/ natural stack stone fireplace and built in desk great for working from home. Formal living and dining w/...
Open 11/28
10 E Artist Grove Circle The Woodlands, TX 77382
$521,000
Subdivision: Wdlnds Village Sterling Ridge 21
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
3,313
Sq.Ft.
2003
Year Built
3
Days on Site
40840085
MLS
Spectacular 2 storey David Weekley home in the enclave of Artist Grove featuring high ceilings with open concept. Brick interior accents, hardwood floors and tile throughout downstairs. Brick arch...
$463,500
Subdivision: Fulbrook On Fulshear Creek
4
Beds
3
Baths
3,043
Sq.Ft.
2020
Year Built
3
Days on Site
61495406
MLS
MLS# 61495406 - Built by Empire Communities - February completion! ~ Meet the 'Iris', our most modern, innovative one-story design. This 4 bedroom, 3 bath home includes an extended breakfast room...
$426,890
Subdivision: Young Ranch
5
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
3,782
Sq.Ft.
2020
Year Built
3
Days on Site
10275134
MLS
The innovative two-story Acadia Next Gen® floor plan by Lennar features a unique dual living arrangement. A Home within a Home®, the private suite offers a separate and private front entry, living...
$409,040
Subdivision: Young Ranch
5
Beds
4
Baths
3,359
Sq.Ft.
2020
Year Built
3
Days on Site
34818047
MLS
NEW Lennar Homes Vista Collection, ''Sierra Mesa D" Plan - This Wonderful 2 Story, 5/4/2 Car Garage "Everything's Included" Home with Dining Room, Study and Game Room, features an Island Kitchen with...
$255,000
Subdivision: Mill Ridge North
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,336
Sq.Ft.
1983
Year Built
3
Days on Site
75646050
MLS
Welcome Home to this totally updated, pretty 4 bedroom home in Mill Ridge. Ready to move in with new carpet, new wood laminate floors, new paint throughout, new stove and much more. An oversized...
$1,150,000
Subdivision: The Woodlands Sterling Ridge
5
Beds
5F11/2
Baths
5,154
Sq.Ft.
2006
Year Built
3
Days on Site
25901278
MLS
EXQUISITE Meadowlark custom home in prestigious Player Woods golf course neighborhood, situated on large corner private lot w/no neighbors on 2sides - zoned to exemplary schools! 2020 roof, recent...
$1,175,000
Subdivision: Ridgelake Shores
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
4,619
Sq.Ft.
2014
Year Built
3
Days on Site
20171010
MLS
One of a kind,custom estate located on a cul-de-sac,1acre+ lot in Ridgelake Shores w/heated pool & spa.Meticulously maintained w/every detail carefully designed.Solid Mahogany double front doors,...

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