Best Neighborhoods in Houston

Hi friend! Today I am going to share with you the Best Neighborhoods in Houston. These are the suburbs and communities just on the edge of Houston that really cater to the 2020 family and the 2020 individual that knows what they want. We are defining "the best" as an area with:

• 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

Best Neighborhoods in Houston

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.

➟ Our YouTube Channel: http://byjoandco.com/youtube
➟ 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!
➟ Our YouTube Channel: http://byjoandco.com/youtube
➟ 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 Parkway 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.
➟ Our YouTube Channel: http://byjoandco.com/youtube
➟ 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.
➟ Our YouTube Channel: http://byjoandco.com/youtube
➟ 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!
➟ Our YouTube Channel: http://byjoandco.com/youtube
➟ 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!
➟ Our YouTube Channel: http://byjoandco.com/youtube
➟ 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

Bonus Favorite:

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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". 

11. A Historical District in Houston:

• 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

• Tanglewood
 - This neighborhood is known for as having one of the highest land value appreciation rates in Houston. Tanglewood sits just outside of the 610 Loop, being convenience to anyone commuting to Houston. Tanglewood is not only loved for its location, but for its woodsy feel. The average home value in the area is $1.6 million.
➟ Homes for Sale in Tanglewood: http://byjoandco.com/tanglewoodhomes

• 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

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

308 Properties
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$489,000
Subdivision: Chelsea Harbour Sec 2
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
3,148
Sq.Ft.
2005
Year Built
1
Day on Site
77124318
MLS
This stunning lake front home with beautiful palm trees and a boat dock is one of a kind. It features 4 large bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, a formal living/study, a formal dining , a very large kitchen...
$314,900
Subdivision: Westgate Sec 16
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
3,352
Sq.Ft.
2008
Year Built
2
Days on Site
75148160
MLS
A lovely 2-story home located in Cypress is now showing! Enjoy a spacious open floorplan for relaxing or entertaining. A charming dining room rests to the right of the entry. It accesses a spacious...
$405,000
Subdivision: Thicket At Cypresswood Sec 03
4
Beds
4
Baths
3,313
Sq.Ft.
1996
Year Built
2
Days on Site
42874995
MLS
Fall in love with this gorgeous 4-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom home in the sought after neighborhood: The Thicket at Cypresswood. Featuring high ceilings, wood flooring, gas log fireplace, detached garage,...
Open 9/26
15126 Live Oak Bend Way Cypress, TX 77429
$299,999
Subdivision: Villages Of Cypress Lakes
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
3,090
Sq.Ft.
2004
Year Built
2
Days on Site
52962306
MLS
Welcome to this beautiful 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home located in Villages of Cypress Lakes. The home office includes custom built-in book shelves. Dining room is the perfect size for entertaining family...
$585,000
Subdivision: Raleigh Creek
5
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
4,554
Sq.Ft.
2014
Year Built
2
Days on Site
44556656
MLS
This beautiful custom 2 story home features 5 bedrooms & 4.5 baths with a full 3 car garage on right over 1/4 of an acre Lot with no back neighbors. The second you step foot in the entry-way you are...
Open 9/25
3907 Point Cuero Ct Katy, TX 77494
$535,000
Subdivision: Pine Mill Ranch
5
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
3,811
Sq.Ft.
2007
Year Built
2
Days on Site
81581531
MLS
Beautiful Perry built home located on a rare quarter acre culdesac lot w/ 3 car detached garage. Fabulous location for Katy ISD schools, very close to all 3 schools. New flooring installed Sept 2021...
$640,000
Subdivision: Woodforest
4
Beds
3F21/2
Baths
4,101
Sq.Ft.
2013
Year Built
2
Days on Site
4916161
MLS
Located in Woodforest, this home has an upgraded builder floorplan. The primary bedroom and 2nd bedroom are both downstairs. The remaining bedrooms are upstairs. Other rooms include a game room,...
Open 9/26
28806 Havenport Dr Katy, TX 77494
$425,000
Subdivision: Firethorne West
4
Beds
3
Baths
3,052
Sq.Ft.
2013
Year Built
2
Days on Site
10270260
MLS
Elegant one story home with oval 13 foot tray ceiling in entry with diagonal tile floors. Kitchen is a gourmets delight and has 24 drawers and huge breakfast bar, tons of cabinets, pots and pans...
Open 9/25
51 Fire Flicker Place The Woodlands, TX 77381
$485,900
Subdivision: Wdlnds Village Indian Sprg 01
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,544
Sq.Ft.
1987
Year Built
2
Days on Site
72602788
MLS
***OPEN HOUSE THIS SATURDAY, 09/25/21 FROM 12-2PM!***MUST SEE IN A GREAT LOCATION! BEAUTIFUL LIGHT & BRIGHT 4 BEDROOM + STUDY/FLEX ROOM, 2.5 BATH IN A CUL-DE-SAC WITH HUGE BACKYARD IN THE HEART OF...
$689,000
Subdivision: Cypress Creek Lakes
5
Beds
4
Baths
4,220
Sq.Ft.
2016
Year Built
2
Days on Site
11416155
MLS
Welcome home! This 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom DREAM home has everything you are looking for! Situated on a quiet Cul-de-sac street, with access to beautiful neighborhood amenities right out of your...
$349,000
Subdivision: West Memorial Sec 03 R/P
4
Beds
3
Baths
2,521
Sq.Ft.
1976
Year Built
2
Days on Site
56574870
MLS
Move in Ready!!! Immaculately maintained home in West Memorial. This charming 4 bedroom home boasts wood look tile through out the main living area w/ cozy fireplace, fresh paint, new doors, new...
$1,290,000
Subdivision: Wdlnds Village Sterling Ridge 82
5
Beds
4F31/2
Baths
5,582
Sq.Ft.
2008
Year Built
2
Days on Site
2700055
MLS
Welcome to this elegant Mediterranean 5 bedroom home boasting an old world courtyard & covered loggia nestled in the prestigious Village of Sterling Ridge. 3 solid wood custom exterior doors,...

At Jo & Co. we know that most poeple struggle with the home buying or selling experience. 

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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If you are new to buying or selling, if you are relocating to our area, or if you are just looking for a professional real estate experience, we look forward to meeting you and hearing your story.

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

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