Just outside of Houston, TX, The Woodlands community–lauded as the #2 Best City to Live in America by Niche– offers big city conveniences without the big city feel. Here, nestled within 28,000 forested acres you’ll enjoy a hometown charm with quick, easy access to excellent schools and nearly endless options for recreation, entertainment, shopping, and dining in Houston, as well as abundant resort-style amenities right in your backyard. If you’re looking for a new place to call home, keep reading to see if The Woodlands just may be the perfect community for your next move.
Perfect Harmony Between Modern Life & a Relaxing Oasis
Designed as a slice of serenity on the outskirts of urban Houston, The Woodlands community mixes the best of both lifestyles, merging modern innovation and diverse ideas with a thoughtful, slower paced rhythm of living.
Within this award-winning master planned community of new Houston homes, you’ll discover the ideal blend of exciting restaurants next to wooded nature preserves brimming with hiking trails and sparkling lakes.
In fact, one of the most alluring features of The Woodlands is the vast network of parks and trails. You could spend every day in the great outdoors and never run out of ways to relax, play, or find exhilarating adventures.
- 147 neighborhood parks
- 7 championship golf courses
- 220 miles of pathways
- 7,655 acres of open green space
- 200-acre Lake Woodlands
- George Mitchell Nature Preserve
Delectable Dining Right Outside Your Door
In addition to world-class dining in Houston, there are plenty of places to get good eats right inside The Woodlands community. Whether you want an evening out or prefer to grab something to eat in the comfort of your home, you can curb your cravings with ease. Try some of these local favorites next time your stomach is growling.
- Jasper’s The Woodlands
- Fieldings Local Kitchen + Bar
- Del Frisco’s Grille
- Local Pour
- Schilleci’s New Orleans Kitchen
- Via Emilia Italian Restaurant
Highly Acclaimed Schools
Whether it’s daycare, preschool, high school, or beyond, lifelong learning is a top priority in The Woodlands. And with over top-rated education centers at all levels, you’ll discover an exceptional education experience wherever you go. School-aged residents in The Woodlands attend schools in the Conroe, Magnolia, and Tomball Independent School districts.
- Over 30 preschools and childcare centers
- 15 elementary schools (grades pre-K-4)
- 4 intermediate schools (grades 5-6)
- 4 junior high schools (grades 7-8)
- 5 high schools (grades 9-12)
- 4 higher education institutions
Business is Booming
117,000 residents call The Woodlands home, but it’s also a place where businesses flourish. The area has seen incredible commercial growth in recent years and now approximately 2,200 businesses serve the community, employing more than 68,000 people within the borders alone. In fact, 5,000 acres in the community are dedicated to commercial development.
- The Woodlands Town Center features over 1,500 acres of office buildings, retail stores, residential living and entertainment facilities
- Separated by tranquil forests and ponds, The Research Forest offers secluded campus-like settings for businesses
- College Park is home to a variety of college campuses as well as shopping centers and The Trade Center business park
- Hughes Landing encompasses 66 acres of mixed-use development including everything from residential living to restaurants and gourmet grocery stores
- Research Forest Lakeside houses a corporate campus with convenience retail on 77-acres overlooking Lake Woodlands
With a diverse economic base and a welcoming business climate, everything from start-ups and small businesses to international conglomerates have opened establishments here. Industries run the gamut from education and energy to healthcare, hospitality and entertainment.
Several Gorgeous Neighborhoods to Choose From
Amid the sprawling The Woodlands master plan, there’s a community–and stunning home–for every buyer.
Shumard Oaks 50s
Shumard Oak 50s offers beautifully appointed traditional style homes from Taylor Morrison’s Endeavor Collection with lovely accents and an inviting neighborhood feel. Homes range from 2,094 to 3,179 square feet and include 3-6 bedrooms and up to 5.5 baths.
Smooth Stream 50s
If new homes in The Woodlands, TX with sleek modern design combined with timeless elegance is your style, consider the Smooth Stream 50s neighborhood. Homes are from Darling’s Founders Collection, lending a stunning streetscape. Explore the spacious homes from approximately 2,300 to 3,100 square feet with up to 5 bedrooms and 4.5 baths.
Cassena Grove 55s
Experience luxury in Cassena Grove 55’s 22.47-acre community of elegant patio homes from Darling Homes’ Sanctuary Collection as well as single family homes from the Founders Collection and exceptional amenities. New homes in Cassena Grove feature 2,409 to 3,149 square feet, 3-4 bedrooms, and 2-3 baths.
Smooth Stream 65s
Smooth Stream 65s brings patio living to a new level of luxury with Darling Homes’ Retreat Collection of homes. Here you can downsize your square footage–not your lifestyle. Explore enchanting floor plans with innovative designs and architectural distinction. Homes range from 2,896 to just under 3,500 square feet and offer 3 bedrooms and 2 – 3 bathrooms.
VUE at East Shore
Directly connected and walkable to the Woodlands Town Center, the VUE at East Shore community is ideally located to take advantage of all The Woodlands has to offer. The VUE Collection of urban homestyles is perfect for active lifestyles seeking low-maintenance living, featuring 3-4 story residences with up to 5 bedrooms and 3+ bathrooms.
Mariposa Woods 65s
Mariposa Woods 65s offers homebuyers deep, spacious homesites where if you can dream it, you can build it–from a private pool to firepits or playgrounds for the kids. Offering some of our best-selling one-and two-story plans from Taylor Morrison’s Venture Collection, these spacious homes feature modern open concept layouts with attractive curb appeal.
Discover the Perfect Lifestyle Near Houston
If you’ve been hunting for Houston real estate in a cozy community with a hometown feel—yet packed with amenities like premiere shopping, world-class dining, top-rated schools, and plenty of recreational activities in the 8,000 acres of green space—you’re invited to explore The Woodlands, TX.
Find your new The Woodlands dream home.