Best Areas to Live in Houston

Hi friend! Are you looking for a list of the best areas to live in Houston? 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
➟ Homes For Sale in The Woodlands: http://byjoandco.com/thewoodlandshomes

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

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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

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Relocating to the Houston Suburbs?

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!

If you are overwhelmed..

Now if you are feeling overwhelmed on where you should plant your roots, I would love to talk to you. You can schedule a call with me by click this link: http://byjoandco.com/call or just send us an email: [email protected].

There are some amazing communities all over the Houston suburbs. In this post, https://search.byjoandco.com/blog/best-neighborhoods-in-houston/, I deep dive into all the different suburbs/neighborhoods that you might want to consider, and why. There are many resources here, so please reach out if you are curious what to look at next! :)

Links to check out..

➟ Our YouTube Channel :: http://byjoandco.com/youtube
➟ How do property taxes work in Texas? :: http://byjoandco.com/propertytaxesintexas
➟ Things to do in The Woodlands :: http://byjoandco.com/inthewoodlands
➟ Safest Neighborhoods in Houston :: http://byjoandco.com/safesthouston
➟ Best Neighborhoods in Houston :: http://byjoandco.com/bestneighborhoods
➟ Houston Texas Where to Live :: http://byjoandco.com/houstontexaswheretolive

Thank you so much for trusting us.

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

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We are a brokerage, real people, that do more for you, by being with you every step of the way, so that you plant your roots in the right soil.

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

260 Properties
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$555,000
Subdivision: Woodlands Village Indian Springs
5
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
3,742
Sq.Ft.
2002
Year Built
1
Day on Site
32332468
MLS
Highly sought-after beauty in the Village of Indian Springs! 3,742sqft boasting 5 Bedrooms and 3.5 Baths built 2002 by Village Builders! Roof 2015, New AC’s 2017, New Furnaces 2019, Fresh Paint,...
Open 3/6
38 Liberty Branch Blvd The Woodlands, TX 77389
$895,000
Subdivision: The Woodlands Creekside Park 32
4
Beds
4F21/2
Baths
4,858
Sq.Ft.
2015
Year Built
1
Day on Site
16474837
MLS
Exceptional home in the popular neighborhood of Liberty Branch! The welcoming two story light filled entry sets the stage for this warm, stylish home. Gleaming hardwoods thruout combine with...
$1,395,000
Subdivision: Woodlands Creekside Park West Se
6
Beds
6F21/2
Baths
6,378
Sq.Ft.
2018
Year Built
1
Day on Site
8701184
MLS
Spectacular home is a MUST SEE! Offering impeccable styling, detailed design & luxury finishes; all in a floor plan w oversized rooms, perfect for both family living & entertaining. Upgrades include...
Open 3/6
24823 Pacific Dunes Ln Spring, TX 77389
$1,175,000
Subdivision: Retreat/Augusta Pines
5
Beds
5F11/2
Baths
4,990
Sq.Ft.
2015
Year Built
1
Day on Site
65419910
MLS
An elegant approach to traditional style! A 5 BR/5.5 bath, 2 garage home is located in a gated community in Augusta Pines minutes away from ExxonMobil & The Woodlands' dining/entertainment. This was...
Open 3/6
2 Mirror Ridge Ct Spring, TX 77382
$690,000
Subdivision: Wdlnds Village Indian Sprg 18
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
4,001
Sq.Ft.
2000
Year Built
1
Day on Site
64001292
MLS
Exceptional executive home on an oversized cul-de-sac lot (over 19,000 sqft) with pool/spa and large outdoor living spaces. This home welcomes you with both formals, a family room with pool and...
$419,000
Subdivision: Inverness Estates
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
3,526
Sq.Ft.
2015
Year Built
1
Day on Site
70154814
MLS
Looking for that home nestled in a cul-de-sac close to trees? Well, look no further! This stunning two-story Gehan home has that and more! The primary bedroom is located on the first floor along...
Open 3/6
18206 Tuscana Shores Dr Cypress, TX 77433
$229,000
Subdivision: Villas At Canyon Lakes West
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,186
Sq.Ft.
2014
Year Built
1
Day on Site
93675111
MLS
This two story design includes four bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, a large open dining area, and walk-in closets in all bedrooms. The master suite is located on the first floor providing much...
$289,000
Subdivision: Fairwood
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,668
Sq.Ft.
1993
Year Built
1
Day on Site
36113214
MLS
Stop the search! Corner lot with HUGE backyard space to enjoy relaxing and entertaining in! Beautiful hardy trees to provide just the right amount of shade to tend to those raised garden beds!...
$395,990
Subdivision: Deer Pines
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
3,247
Sq.Ft.
2021
Year Built
1
Day on Site
54510772
MLS
Impressive 2 story entry with leaded glass mahogany door. Elegant Formal Dining room and Study that welcomes you into the kitchen of your dreams! Gorgeous granite countertops, cabinets galore,...
$540,000
Subdivision: Cross Creek Ranch Sec 11
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
3,322
Sq.Ft.
2019
Year Built
1
Day on Site
90985887
MLS
Spectacular 1 story Perry Home, Double mahogany front doors, Beautiful 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, Extended entry with 14th foot coffered ceiling. Formal dining room. Library with French doors set at...
$308,000
Subdivision: Norchester
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,881
Sq.Ft.
1972
Year Built
1
Day on Site
10766757
MLS
Welcome to 10510 Fawniew Dr!! Pool and spa with a large wooded lot!! Home features 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths, formal living room and formal dining room, large family room with wood-burning fireplace,...
Open 3/5
4306 Shaded Arbor Way Sugar Land, TX 77479
$479,000
Subdivision: Clements Crossing
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,534
Sq.Ft.
2019
Year Built
1
Day on Site
60342761
MLS
Miss out on Clements Crossing the first time around? Here is your chance to get this BEAUTIFUL North/East facing 1 Story home situated on large CUL DE-SAC LOT right across the street from park and...

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