A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$311,300
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,308
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    27%
  • Own
    73%

The Woodlands Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    273
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    525
  • Theft
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    263

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$109,917
National
$53,889
Children
23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    23%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    39%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    12%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%
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Woodlands is all about luxury, atmosphere and family-friendly living! There are lots of cute niche shops, in addition to places like doctor's offices and grocery stores, so that you rarely need to leave your neighborhood if you don't want to! There are also a lot of job opportunities, especially for office workers, and people come here from all over the globe to work in the oil and gas industries. The two downsides are that the cost of living is very high, and that sometimes the people who live here have a snobbish, holier-than-thou attitude. But overall, the beautiful wooded atmosphere and modern structures make it an aesthetically pleasing, convenient and comfortable community.
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The woodlands is abundant with nature, shopping centers, entertainment, business structure and new state of the art medical center on 45. It's continuously growing,expanding and improving. Bring a native Houstonian and experienced living in different parts of Houston has brought me here and I'm very happy with the decision. Real Estate market has always been good for its residents along with a new HP center under way! Connecting 2 counties, 3 school districts, accessiabities to nature trails, lakes, golf courses, and countless recreational community activities. It's one of its kind.
I have lived in the Woodlands my entire life and I cannot think of a better place to live or anywhere else I would want to live. I have seen it grow and it is amazing. They have great schools, amazing job opportunities, houses/apartments to fit everyone's needs or interests, great food, and plenty of things to do. It takes me 20 minutes max to get anywhere if there isn't unplanned traffic, which is rare. I would recommend living here to anyone!