Best Areas to Live in Houston TX

Hi friend! Are you looking for a list of the best areas to live in Houston TX? 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

275 Properties
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Open 1/29
30810 Lower Oxbow Trace Fulshear,  TX 77441
$1,500,000
Neighborhood: Fulbrook
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
4,475
Sq.Ft.
2018
Year Built
2
Days on Site
33627993
MLS
Step inside this exquisite estate in the exclusive acreage community of Fulbrook. You are welcomed through the fabulous brick arched entry to the front porch & stunning double doors. This home is...
Open 1/28
26231 Kingsgate Ln Katy,  TX 77494
$1,111,000
Neighborhood: Woodcreek Reserve Sec 5
5
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
5,155
Sq.Ft.
2007
Year Built
2
Days on Site
15357614
MLS
Katy is bustling right outside this gated community. Come-in, wind down & relax, you're Home is in the ultimate location! Click the 3-D Matterport video & walk the inside of this Rockwell Custom...
Open 1/28
1243 Sugar Creek Blvd Sugar Land,  TX 77478
$1,797,000
Neighborhood: Sugar Creek
5
Beds
5F21/2
Baths
7,491
Sq.Ft.
2004
Year Built
2
Days on Site
95589748
MLS
Phenomenal upscale living in this stunning Sugar Creek estate home designed by renowned architect Robert Dame. At 7,491 sq. ft., this European-influenced Mediterranean home features 5 bedrooms and 5....
Open 1/28
13806 Coushatta Ct Cypress,  TX 77429
$410,000
Neighborhood: Village/Indian Trls
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,730
Sq.Ft.
2003
Year Built
2
Days on Site
93187906
MLS
Welcome to this exceptionally elegant home! Nestled on an over 12,000 sq ft cul-de-sac lot within highly sought-after Village of Indian Trails, this residence enchants all the features one could ever...
$508,482
Neighborhood: Cross Creek West
4
Beds
4
Baths
2,800
Sq.Ft.
2023
Year Built
2
Days on Site
94086566
MLS
Westin Homes NEW Construction (Rockefeller II, Elevation B) CURRENTLY BEING BUILT. Two story. 4 bedrooms (2 downstairs). 4 bathrooms. Modern family room, informal dining room, & island kitchen under...
$735,231
Neighborhood: Elyson
5
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
3,700
Sq.Ft.
2023
Year Built
2
Days on Site
52487066
MLS
Westin Homes NEW Construction (Asher IX, Elevation BP) Two story. 5 bedrooms. 4.5 baths. Elegant double front door entry, Family room, informal dining room and study. Spacious island kitchen open to...
$404,340
Neighborhood: Fairwater 09
5
Beds
3
Baths
2,733
Sq.Ft.
2023
Year Built
2
Days on Site
53012834
MLS
Spacious Five Bedroom, Three Bathroom, Two Story, 3 CAR GARAGE Home with open Living Space, Kitchen with large pantry, lots of cabinets, an Island for additional seating and dining area, upstairs...
$3,990,000
Neighborhood: Saddlebrook Ests U/R
6
Beds
6F21/2
Baths
9,695
Sq.Ft.
2006
Year Built
2
Days on Site
57190105
MLS
This expansive 6.2-acre property offers seclusion while still being close to city life - all ideally situated in the luxurious Saddlebrook Estates community. A private tree-lined driveway leads to...
$474,999
Neighborhood: Sunwood 91
5
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,688
Sq.Ft.
1991
Year Built
2
Days on Site
7206901
MLS
5.3 1/2.3 ON OVERSIZED TREED LOT. WITH LARGE GAMEROOM UPSTAIRS. WONDERFUL KITCHEN ADJACENT TO FAMILY ROOM PRIMARY ON FIRST FLOOR. RELATIVELY SMALL ESTABLISHED NEIGHBORHOOD WITH EASY ACCESS TO I-45....
$410,000
Neighborhood: Cinco Ranch Southwest Sec 62
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,377
Sq.Ft.
2013
Year Built
2
Days on Site
24208348
MLS
Up and coming new listing! Beautiful Two Story, 4 bed, 2.5 bath home located in Southwest, Katy in Cinco Ranch. Also located in the great KatyISD school district. Amazing separate storage room with...
Open 1/28
3303 Zephyr Glen Way Houston,  TX 77084
$299,000
Neighborhood: Barkers Crossing
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,312
Sq.Ft.
2013
Year Built
2
Days on Site
73390907
MLS
This beautiful 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home in West Houston is a dream come true! Located close to the Energy Corridor, this home has been recently updated with a modern design theme, making it the...
$565,000
Neighborhood: Forest At Jacobs Reserve
5
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,848
Sq.Ft.
2010
Year Built
2
Days on Site
91753106
MLS
Absolutely Stunning home located on a charming cul de sac in highly desired Jacobs Reserve. DR Horton home has 5 bedroom 3.5 baths with a home office. Split floor plan design provides owners suite...

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