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For second consecutive year The Woodlands is named the best city in the United States to buy a house

For the second year in a row, The Woodlands has been named #1 by as the Best City in the United States to buy a house, according to its newly released survey of 2024 Best Cities to Buy a House – Niche. The Woodlands placed #2 in ranking by as the Best City to Live in the United States and #2 in Best City to Raise a Family this year and has been in the top 5 over the past several years.

The Woodlands is defined as a township but considered a “city” since it has a population of 115,716 (greater than 100,000), according to the rankings. The Woodlands earned an A+ grade for its public schools, job opportunities and family-friendly environment.

According to the United States Census Bureau, there are 331 cities and towns in the United States with a population of at least 100,000 people. Overall, there are nearly 20,000 cities and towns throughout the U.S.

“We are immensely honored to be recognized once again as the top choice by for the Best City in the United States to buy a house for the second consecutive year,” remarked Township Chairman Dr. Ann K. Snyder. “Securing the #2 spot for Best City to Live in and Best City to Raise a Family further solidifies our commitment to providing an exceptional living experience.”

Chairman Snyder continued, “Our community’s allure is not just in its accolades but in its natural beauty nestled within lush forests, captivating residents and visitors alike. The Woodlands’ scenic surroundings provide a serene backdrop for daily life, attracting individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures worldwide. It’s this unique blend that fosters a sense of belonging and fulfillment among our residents, making The Woodlands a place where dreams take root and flourish.”

The Woodlands remains one of the most desirable cities to live as it offers residents affordable suburban housing, beautiful scenery, award-wining amenities, employment opportunities, outstanding schools, and so much more, according to the review by is a website focused on helping students and families find places to live that suit their needs. Niche outlines the criteria for its rankings on its website Methodology for Niche Places to Live Rankings.


Source: The Woodlands Township

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