Top 7 Houston Neighborhoods

Hi friend! Have you been thinking about moving to Texas? Well today I would love to be your resource in helping you make that decision if considering Houston, Texas and its surrounding cities and suburbs. I will be sharing with you what I think are the best Houston suburbs, and I am defining best by walkability. So essentially, what are the best Houston suburbs with favorable walkability.

A tiny bit of backstory: I was born in Texas back in 1986. I am a Texan through and through, and I bleed red, white, and blue, but my mother was from Kansas. When my parents divorced when I was four, my mother took us back to Kansas, and that is where I "grew up" (I have lived in Florida, Arizona, and North Carolina for short stints as a child) before returning to Texas when I was 17. So as of today, I have lived over half of my life in Texas, and I would never leave it because of its "breath of freedom" and plethora of opportunities.

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Best Houston Suburbs | Best Houston Cities & Neighborhoods

1. The Woodlands | Creekside Park, East Shore, Grogan's Mill, and Sterling Ridge.

Why The Woodlands - Nothing really compares to The Woodlands. It writes the finest definition of "master planned community". The Woodlands did everything right and then some as it was being developed over the last 60 years. Located about 30 miles north of downtown Houston, Texas, The Woodlands officially began in 1974. The Woodlands is a master-planned community with approximately 118,000 residents and approximately 2,100 businesses. The Woodlands is well known for its extensive parks and recreation, golf, corporate headquarters, schools, places of worship, shopping, dining, hospitality, healthcare and much more. Today, there are 148 parks and 220 miles of hike and bike trails.

➟ Homes for sale in The Woodlands TX | Link.

2. Cinco Ranch | Also found in Katy: Kings Lake, Grand Lakes, Firethorne, and Seven Meadows.

Why Cinco Ranch - If you are looking for the most established neighborhood in Katy, then Cinco Ranch is the neighborhood for you. The history of Cinco Ranch goes back to February of 1984 when the largest raw land transaction in the history of Houston took place when Cinco Ranch Venture purchased Cinco Ranch, a 5,000 acre property. Over the years the land acquired for Cinco Ranch grew to about 8,092 acres making it one of the largest master planned communities in Houston. Cinco Ranch has over 11 community pools, a golf club, an 18-hole golf course, countless pocket parks, a network of greenbelt trails for hiking, biking, walking and jogging making it possible to get just about anywhere via this trail system, tennis courts, South Lake and Park Lake, a 40,000-square-foot YMCA, and so much more. I love Katy for its walkability, opportunities, and array of shopping and restaurants!

➟ Homes for sale in Cinco Ranch TX | Link.

3. Sugar Land | Telfair, New Territory, and Riverstone.

Why Sugar Land: Sugar Land has a handful of amazingly master planned communities. I listed my top three favorites above, but this area is known for its easy access to downtown Houston and the Medical Center, as well as its amazing schools. Sugar Land is in Fort Bend county, which is known for its wealth and diversity. You can learn more about the top three neighborhoods in Sugar Land via this blog post:

➟ Homes for sale in Sugar Land TX | Link.

4. Bridgeland | Also found in Cypress: Miramesa, and Cypress Creek Lakes.

Why Bridgeland - If I were to list every reason why homeowners are choosing Bridgeland, this would be one very long paragraph, but reasons include: the beauty, the nature, the amenities, the openness, 250 miles of trails, the resort style swimming pool, the year-round events, the commercial that has been woven through out the community, the 3,000 acres of dedicated open space, the 900 acres of lakes and waterways, and the feeling of the good ol' days here in 2020. Oh and you can't forget to mention, the convenience to Grand Parkway 99, the energy corridor, and Downtown Houston. Long story short, if you like to spend time outside, and you want to be within an award winning master planned community, Bridgeland is the place for you!

➟ Homes for sale in Bridgeland, Cypress, TX | Link.

5. Towne Lake | Also found in Cypress: Blackhorse Ranch, and Bridgeland,.

Why Towne Lake - If you love water and want to have access to a lake as a part of your daily life, Towne Lake is the master planned community for you! There are three on-site schools, a resort style swimming pool with a beach area and poolside cafe, boat rentals and water taxi, the lake is recreational friendly (boating, skiing, and tubing), there is waterfront shopping, dining and offices at The Boardwalk, there are many parks, playground, pools and miles of hiking and biking trails, a community lake house, boat marina, and a full calendar of community events. Amazing location and new home options!

➟ Homes for sale in Towne Lake, Cypress, TX | Link.

6. Woodforest | Also found in Montgomery: Crown Ranch, Fairwater, Walden, Bluejack National, and Bentwater.

Why Woodforest - If you aren't new around here, you know how much I adore Woodforest. With its close proximity to The Woodlands, its vast amount of amenities, it beautiful nature, the easy access to Woodforest Golf Course & Country Club, and the welcoming nature of the residents, it isn't a mystery why. Amenities in this lovely community include: 10 neighborhood parks, the Lily Pad Splash Park, Forest Island Tennis & Aquatics Complex, The Palm center, Christine Allen Nature Park, the Stampede Sportsplex, and the Admiral Bark Park.

➟ Homes for sale in Woodforest, Montgomery, TX | Link.

7. Sienna Plantation aka Sienna | Also in Missouri City: Riverstone.

Why Sienna Plantation - With homes starting in the $240s and going up to the $900s, this master planned community has something for everyone. Amenities include: Sawmill Lake Club (open year round), Club Sienna Water Park (aka the Big Bucket Pool), the Resort at Sienna Springs, Steep Bank Pool (the first pool, with depths no more than 3 feet), Brushy Lake Pool, over 40 parks, multiple outdoor fitness center, a splash pad, walking and biking trails, Camp Sienna Sports Park: two concession areas, 15 lighted sports fields (softball, baseball, and soccer/football/lacrosse), Sienna Stables: The premiere equestrian facility for southwest Houston is here! These private stables offer boarding, riding lessons, horse shows, and youth horseback riding camps. Use is not included in HOA dues., Club Sienna Tennis Center, Sienna Golf Club & Grille, and so much more!

➟ Homes for sale in Sienna Plantation, Missouri City, TX | Link.

Runner Ups: Cross Creek Ranch, Anything next to Cinco Ranch, Kingwood, Grand Central Park, and Walden on Lake Conroe!

 I know that there are tons of neighborhoods to choose from in the Houston area, but I also know there is one that perfectly fits your needs. Each suburb, city, and neighborhood has so much to offer. If you need help navigating, don’t think twice about reaching out to me (scheduling a call or email is best). Please reach out to me if you need anything at all. Jo.

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We are so happy you found our little corner of the interwebs. We look forward to y’all reaching out to us. We love to answer questions and welcome them. Recently we created some local maps, and you can download those by clicking the image/link above. Below, you will find an index of some very helpful information to assist you in learning more about the Houston suburbs. If you are relocating to our neck of the woods, we hope you reach out to us, because we would love to help you by being your local realtor and friend. Thoughtfully written for you. Hugs, Jo.


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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: or just send us an email: [email protected]. There are some amazing communities all over the Houston suburbs. In this post,, 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! Thank you for trusting us.

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