According to data site Niche, The Woodlands is ranked as the 6th best city to live in America and NUMBER ONE in all of Texas. The ranking website's methodology takes into account the city's location, schools, crime rates, housing trends, employment statistics and access to extracurricular amenities.
The Woodlands, a census-designated place, is an across-the-board great place to live, with top marks for education and lower crime and unemployment rates. The community is about 30 miles from the 163,037-acre Sam Houston National Forest, which is a bonus for nature enthusiasts. There’s only one area where The Woodlands scores poorly: transportation. The community had one of the worst walking accessibility scores on our list, as well as a longer commute time of 31 minutes.
This recent No. 1 ranking for one of the country’s first master-planned communities adds to The Woodlands’ long list of awards and accolades that began over 40 years ago when the community opened in 1974.
In addition to those awards, The Woodlands topped a list of Top 10 Cities on the Rise in Texas in 2014 and Best Texas Cities for Young Families the previous year, as well as Houstonia’s list of the 25 Hottest Neighborhoods, the Best Places to Live Right Now. The Woodlands has been among the nation’s top selling communities every year for the last two decades, and the housing market in this award-winning community remains strong in 2017.
Quick Facts About The Woodlands
The unemployment rate in The Woodlands is 5.20 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. The Woodlands jobs have Increased by 0.76 percent.
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, The Woodlands's cost of living is 17.50% Higher than the U.S. average.
As of 2014, The Woodlands's population is 102,911 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 252.38 percent.
Average Commute time is 31 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
The median home cost in The Woodlands is $301,286. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 47.89%
The Woodlands public schools spend $9,375 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 16.6 students per teacher in The Woodlands.