For two consecutive years, The Woodlands, Texas has been named the #1 Best City to Live in America, and it's easy to see why. Sitting just outside the Houston area, the Woodlands was named based on the trees surrounding and within it. Its local government (the Woodlands Township Board of Directors) has made decisions that have kept the Woodlands area safe, the schools well-funded, and the community happy.
Next generation companies, urban living, & world-class entertainment!
Fun in the Sun for the Whole Family!
The Woodlands is a master-planned destination known as an oasis on the water. Because it is established right alongside Lake Woodlands, there's water fun to be had! You can kayak or pedal a swan boat along the Woodlands Waterway or take a dive into the lake itself. Beyond the water there are bike trails throughout the town and even through town center, and residents also enjoy the local parks like Creekside Park for children (and big kids too)!
Urban Living & Entertainment
Live Shows, Local Shops, and Great Eats!
The Woodlands Mall and Market Street provide both local and commercial shopping experiences while Hughes Landing incorporates shopping, Restaurant Row, the arts, and live music! There is no shortage of arts and culture in The Woodlands, from the Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival to the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion which hosts renowned acts from around the world. Plus, San Antonio and Houston are within reach as entertainment destinations as well!