A ranking of best places to live in the United States by niche.com lists three Texas communities in the top 10 of the category Best Cities to Live in America, including The Woodlands at No. 7. Niche.com, a site that ranks communities and amenities across the nation, used data and feedback to generate its 2018 Best Places to Live rankings.

The site says the list "provides a comprehensive assessment of the overall livability of an area". The ranking grades are derived from several sources, including the U.S. Census Bureau, crime analysis statistics, housing studies, amenities and online surveys. The process, the site says, includes reviews of school quality, crime rates, housing trends, employment statistics and access to amenities.

The Woodlands, which opened in 1974, was the vision of community planner and developer George Mitchell, who died in 2013. He and his wife Cynthia, who died in 2009, worked with several influential city and urban planners, including famed University of Pennsylvania scholar Ian McHarg and Robert Heineman, a graduate of Rice University and Harvard University's School of Design.

The 28,000-acre community is managed by the a seven-member Board of Directors and part of The Woodlands Land Development Company, which is a subsidiary of the Howard Hughes Corp. Area employers include Anadarko Petroleum Co., Exxon Mobil Corp., Huntsman Corp. and MD Anderson Cancer Center, while the retail scene is highlighted by The Woodlands Mall and Market Street-The Woodlands.

Some residents are also drawn to trees, forests and other natural elements envisioned in the original plans for the community. Reactions to the ranking from several community members follows: Ann Snyder, a member of The Woodlands Township Board of Directors who has been involved in various community organizations, remains happy to call The Woodlands home.

"It's always an honor to be listed in 'best of' places to live. We have so many people over the years who have worked diligently to make The Woodlands a great place to live, work, play and pray," Snyder said. "It hasn't happened by accident. To me, one of the most appealing aspects of our town is that neighbors help neighbors. We truly live in a compassionate place with neighbors from all over the world making our place better each day. My husband and I are truly blessed to call The Woodlands home."

Source: Chron.com

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