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

184 Properties
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$374,900
Subdivision: Lakewood Grove Sec 08
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
3,016
Sq.Ft.
2001
Year Built
1
Day on Site
63528948
MLS
HUGE LOT, HEATED POOL, OVERSIZED 3-CAR GARAGE, FANTASTIC FLOORPLAN! Nostalgic front porch leads to a stunning entry with soaring ceilings, views straight through to the pool & the main living area...
$290,990
Subdivision: Canyon Creek
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,332
Sq.Ft.
2021
Year Built
1
Day on Site
234920
MLS
Location, location with easy access to I45 and only minutes from the Woodlands! Gorgeous 2 story with a 3 car garage and a front porch elevation! From the leaded glass door to the crown molding that...
Open 12/5
3531 Brinton Trails Ln Katy, TX 77494
$275,000
Subdivision: Cinco Ranch Town Center Sec 2
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,212
Sq.Ft.
1998
Year Built
1
Day on Site
40766080
MLS
This beauty is ideally located in the heart of Cinco Ranch. You can literally walk across the street to enjoy the YMCA, the nearby pocket park, Villagio Town Center, Williams Elementary School, or...
Open 12/5
20514 Bradford Forest Dr Cypress, TX 77433
$379,000
Subdivision: Canyon Lakes West
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
3,424
Sq.Ft.
2009
Year Built
1
Day on Site
28763870
MLS
20514 Bradford Forest Dr is a beautiful home with lots to offer in the Canyon Lakes West subdivision. Enjoy the large bedrooms, game room and oversized lot (room for a pool). This is a...
$400,000
Subdivision: Coles Crossing Sec 25
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
3,648
Sq.Ft.
2006
Year Built
1
Day on Site
22189483
MLS
Stunning 2 story home in the pristine community of Coles Crossing with easy access to Hwy 290.This home features 4 bedrooms/3.5 bathrooms, formal dining , study, gourmet kitchen, game room, mud/sun...
$270,000
Subdivision: Oak Ridge Place Sec 02
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
3,676
Sq.Ft.
2002
Year Built
1
Day on Site
16505420
MLS
No description available...
$223,346
Subdivision: Mackenzie Creek
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,041
Sq.Ft.
2020
Year Built
1
Day on Site
75876608
MLS
he Aubrey floorplan is an open concept 2-story home that features 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths, with the primary bedroom being downstairs. This home also features a covered patio, 42" kitchen cabinets,...
$230,000
Subdivision: Nottingham Country Sec 02 R/P
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,408
Sq.Ft.
1976
Year Built
1
Day on Site
27233866
MLS
Welcome to 610 Brenwick Ct. – a 2-story; 4 or 5 bedroom/2.5bath/2-car garage home on a quiet cul-de-sac in Nottingham Country. Home has SO MUCH potential & is ready for your modifications!...
Open 12/5
21511 Canvasback Glen Ct Spring, TX 77388
$270,000
Subdivision: Gosling Pines
5
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,956
Sq.Ft.
2012
Year Built
1
Day on Site
59636426
MLS
Spacious 2 story home ideally situated on cul-de-sac with nice curb appeal featuring stacked stone elevation, and established landscaping and leads into great floorplan with nicely situated kitchen...
$325,000
Subdivision: Cinco Ranch
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,277
Sq.Ft.
2001
Year Built
1
Day on Site
74200663
MLS
Never Flooded!! This immaculate 4-bedroom home is in the highly acclaimed and amenity-filled Cinco Ranch Subdivision. It is zoned to sought after KatyISD. The large, private backyard is dream come...
Open 12/5
4618 Gladesdale Park Ln Katy, TX 77450
$400,000
Subdivision: Cinco Ranch North Lake Village
5
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
3,926
Sq.Ft.
1999
Year Built
1
Day on Site
82597575
MLS
WELCOME HOME to this stunning 5 bedroom, 3.5 bathrooms & attached 2-car garage located in the sought after master planned community of Cinco Ranch North Lake Village in Katy, TX. Stunning curb appeal...
$419,000
Subdivision: The Woodlands Creekside Park 12
4
Beds
4F41/2
Baths
2,904
Sq.Ft.
2010
Year Built
1
Day on Site
55717315
MLS
**1.5 STORY**EXTRA LARGE LOT**CUL-DE-SAC**WALK TO TUPELO PARK**4 BEDROOMS**4 BATHROOMS**2 CAR EXTENDED GARAGE*CREEKSIDE FOREST ELEMENTARY**. Amazing Chesmar home located in sought-after community of...

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