Best Neighborhoods in Houston for Families


Check Out Houston’s Top Neighborhoods for Families, Based on Schools, Safety, Housing Options & More

Raising your family can be one of the greatest joys of your life. That amazing experience, of course, comes with many responsibilities, and one of those will be choosing where to plant roots and live with your family home. Whether you’re deciding where to live and buy a home as you’re planning, growing, or raising a family, here are some of the best Houston neighborhoods* to consider.

1. The Woodlands

With low crime rates, top-rated schools, and picturesque neighborhoods, The Woodlands is a popular suburb for families who want safe, small-town life complete with modern, big-city conveniences. That’s given rise to a robust job market and fast growth of The Woodlands’ diverse population. It’s also why The Woodlands has been ranked as the:

  • #1 Best City in America to Live
  • #2 Best City in the U.S. to Buy a Home
  • #2 Best City in the U.S. to Raise a Family

2. Sugar Land

As one of the fastest growing areas in Texas, Sugar Land is family-friendly community that’s been ranked the 5th best suburb in the Lone Star State. That’s because it’s safe and diverse while offering an array of great schools, attractive neighborhoods, and convenient proximity to other areas in Greater Houston.

Along with its distinction as a top suburb in Texas, Sugar Land has also been ranked the:

  • 11th Best City to Live in Texas
  • 13th Best Texas Suburb for Families

3. West University

As one of the top 15 suburbs in the U.S., West University has a rural vibe, along with highly rated schools, family-friendly attractions, and excellent restaurants. And that’s just the beginning. In fact, West University also boasts great safety ratings, exciting nightlife, and high-end real estate.

Those are some of the reasons why West University has been ranked as the:

  • 11th Best Suburb for Young Texas Professionals
  • 30th Best Place to Retire in Texas
  • 33rd Best Suburb in Texas

4. Fulshear

From schools and housing to safety, low crime rates, and diversity, Fulshear, TX, has glowing marks across the board. That’s why it’s also on “Best” lists when it comes to places to raise a family in Houston.

With a rural feel, healthy job growth rates, and affordable costs of living, Fulshear has earned many other top ratings in real estate rankings, including being named the:

  • 8th Best Place in Texas to Raise a Family
  • 22nd Best Place in Texas to Buy a Home
  • 23rd Best City in Texas to Live

5. Jersey Village

Ranked as the #2 Top Suburb in the Greater Houston Area, Jersey Village is another community with excellent schools, distinct charm, and lots of open green space. Although Jersey Village tends to have more new families and young professionals, there are plenty of move-up buyers and empty nesters who love to call this suburb home.

When it comes to suburb rankings, Jersey Village has earned its fair share of distinctions, including being named as the:

  • 70th Best Suburb in Texas for Young Professionals
  • 71st Best Suburb to Live in Texas
  • 92nd Most Diverse Suburb in Texas

This, of course, is just the beginning of the list when it comes to family-friendly neighborhoods to call home in Houston. No matter what you are looking for your next home — or whether it’s time to downsize or upgrade your house — New Home Gurus is here to help.

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* Our list is based on several ranking factors, as well as the latest data, on crime rates, best schools, housing options, diversity, and more. 


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