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5 Best Neighborhoods in Houston for Families

Looking for the most optimal spot in Houston to call home? Read through our list of the top family-oriented places in Houston.
Looking for the most optimal spot in Houston to call home? Read through our list of the top family-oriented places in Houston.

If you’re searching for the ideal part of Houston to move your family, you’ve come to the right place. Here are the five best neighborhoods for families in Houston.

1. Greatwood

The town of Greatwood is a prime Houston area to bunker down and raise a family in. This Houston neighborhood is extremely pet and family-friendly.

Greatwood is known for having a small community feel, even though there are several thousand residents. In fact, the population in Greatwood is about 12,437 residents.

Education

The schools are very good in Greatwood. George Ranch High School is a top rated, public school in Greatwood. According to state test scores, 90% of students are at least proficient in math and 84% in reading.

Neighborhood Safety

Greatwood is an amazing and very well kept neighborhood. The area is by far one of the safest in the region. The crime in this area of Houston is very low in general; you can expect to see cop cars around quite frequently, as they are known for taking precautionary measures to ensure the town’s safety.

Housing Market Outlook

It's a good time to buy in Greatwood. Home Appreciation is up 2.6% in the last 12 months. This Houston area has a median property value of $322,000.

Income and Salaries

Greatwood has seen the job market increase by 3.2% over the last year. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 37.7%.

The Median household income of a Greatwood resident is $145,912 a year, which far exceeds the country’s average of $53,482.

The Sales Tax Rate for Greatwood is 8.3%. For comparison, the country’s average is 7.3%.

2. The Woodlands

The Woodland ranked #2 in Niche’s 2019 Best Cities to Raise a Family in America.

Education

The public schools in The Woodlands are highly rated. The Woodlands High School is a top rated, public school within the city of Houston. According to state test scores, 90% of students are at least proficient in math and 90% in reading.

Neighborhood Safety

The overall crime rate in The Woodlands is 50% lower than the national average. Furthermore, the Woodlands is safer than 61% of the cities in the United States.

 

Housing Market Outlook

The median home value in The Woodlands is $337,600. The Woodlands home values have gone up 5.5% over the past year, and Zillow predicts they will rise 1.4% within the next year.

Income and Salaries

The Woodlands has seen the job market increase by 3.2% over the last year. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 37.9%, which is higher than the United State’s average of 33.5%.

The Median household income of a The Woodlands resident is $108,635 a year. The Sales Tax Rate for Greatwood is 8.2%.

3. Cinco Ranch

Cinco Ranch is in Fort Bend County and is one of the best places to live in Texas. Living in Cinco Ranch offers residents a suburban feel, and is another ideal Houston spot to raise a family in.

Education

Cinco Ranch has a superb education system. In fact, Cinco Ranch High School ranked #4 on Niche’s 2019 Best Public High Schools in the Houston Area. According to state test scores, 94% of students are at least proficient in math and 90% in reading.

Neighborhood Safety

The overall crime rate in Cinco Ranch is 55% lower than the national average. Cinco Ranch is safer than 66% of the cities in the United States.

Housing Market Outlook

The median home value in Cinco Ranch is $362,400. Cinco Ranch home values have gone up 1.1% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 1.0% within the next year.

Income and Salaries

Cinco Ranch has seen the job market increase by 3.2% over the last year. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 37.7%.

The Median household income of a Cinco Ranch resident is $130,645 a year. The Sales Tax Rate for Cinco Ranch is 7.2%.

4. New Territory

New Territory is a suburb of Houston with a population of 15,699. New Territory is in Fort Bend County, and is one of the best places to live in Texas. Living in New Territory offers residents a suburban feel.

Education

New Territory offers a variety of schools that are all highly ranked. Stephen F. Austin High School is a top rated, public school within the area. According to state test scores, 83% of students are at least proficient in math, and 85% in reading.

Neighborhood Safety

New Territory’s crime rate is very low. On average, this Houston area experiences an estimate of 1,225 crimes per 100k people. Compared to Texas’ state average of 3,002 crimes, and the national average of 2,745, New Territory is looking pretty safe.

Housing Market Outlook

The median home price in New Territory is $328,200, and the cost of living in the area is known for being lower than the state’s overall average.

Income and Salaries

New Territory has seen the job market increase by 3.2% over the last year. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 37.7%, which is higher than the US average of 33.5%.

The median household income of a New Territory resident is $123,445 a year.

5. Bunker Hill Village

Bunker Hill Village is a suburb of Houston with a population of 3,936. Bunker Hill Village is in Harris County and is one of the best places to live in Texas. Living in Bunker Hill Village offers residents a suburban feel, and is extremely family-oriented.

Education

Memorial High School is a top rated public school located in the area; it was ranked #25 in Niche’s Best Public High Schools in Texas. According to state test scores, 85% of students are at least proficient in math and 88% are proficient in reading.

Neighborhood Safety

The crime rate is on the lower side here. Bunker Hill Village experiences an estimate of only 572 crimes per 100k people. For comparison, the state average crime rate of Texas is 3,002, and the national average is 2,745.

Housing Market Outlook

The median home price in Bunker Hill Village is $1,388,500.

Income and Salaries

Bunker Hill Village has seen the job market increase by 3.2% over the last year. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 32.3%.

The median household income of a Bunker Hill Village resident is $243,889 a year.

If you are considering relocating to Houston, TX with your family, get connected with an experienced, local real estate agent as the very first step in the process. Clever can help connect you with the right Houston agent and save you money.

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Jamie Ayers

Jamie is the Director of Content at Clever Real Estate, the free online service that connects you with top real estate agents and helps you save thousands on commission. In the past, Jamie has managed columns for clients in a variety of leading business publications, including Forbes, Inc., CEO World, Entrepreneur, and more. At Clever, Jamie's primary goal is to provide home sellers, buyers, and investors with the information they need to successfully navigate the ins and outs of the real estate industry.

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