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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    A+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B
About The Woodlands...
Population
108,373

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$329,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,423
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    28%
  • Own
    72%
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The Woodlands Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    283
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500
  • Theft
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$109,605
National
$55,322
Children
23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    24%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    38%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    11%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

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The Woodlands Reviews

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I heard that The Woodlands is becoming a popular vacation spot for tourists. Not to mention, the tourists tend to stay and make a living here because the city is extraordinarily beautiful, with nature trails and parks, a diverse culture and so much to do close to home, from shopping, theatres, and clubs to arcades, water parks and even sky diving! For the same reason, The Woodlands it’s vastly growing, with all the new bridges, homes and buildings and continuous amplifying construction being the proof of that. Neighborhoods are peaceful and one can find a home from a wide price range. Plus, job opportunities are never lacking.
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On the surface, it's great! Clean, safe. Lots of parks, pools, places to shop and eat...and not much else. Barely any culture (museums, performing arts not done by schools) or 'eclectic' places (family-owned shops, etc.). Not uncommon to see teenagers walking around with nothing to do--besides the Mall or the movies, there's not much else to do!

It's called "the Bubble" for a reason: nouveau riche McMansions, lots of Republicans. Donald Trump stopped here on his campaign. Little diversity, and too many cookie-cutter houses.
Living in the Woodlands and working here was a great experience. Everything is pretty close together, a short drive away. The real estate is getting more expensive, but there are a lot of restaurants and shopping opportunities in the Woodlands and surrounding areas. It's also only 40 minutes from downtown via i45! If coming to live here, a gated community is definitely available, but not needed. Many police are out and about in the Woodlands, and it is a generally very safe community. Public schools are generally very safe, clean, and well-taught as well. Keep in mind the area can be a little pricey. Average cost of a dinner for two is about 25-35$.