The Woodlands has once again been named the Best City to Live in America by

The No. 1 ranking from Niche, the leading platform connecting students and families with colleges and schools, is among 228 cities and 18,515 towns and neighborhoods nationwide. Niche released its 2022 Best Places to Live in America rankings on March 14, 2022.

Hughes Landing

Waterway Nights at Waterway Square

“I am extremely proud of all the accomplishments and awards The Woodlands has received including this back-to-back #1 honor from,” said The Woodlands Township Chairman Gordy Bunch. “Our Board of Directors, Executive Management team, The Woodlands Fire Department and more than 450 employees wake up daily with the goal to be number one in all aspects of services we provide to our residents, businesses and visitors.”

Factors such as affordability, the local housing market, neighborhood diversity, area public schools and walkability play a role in determining the rankings.

The Woodlands has approximately 120,000 residents and over 2,000 businesses. It is home to over 150 parks and is connected by more than 220+ miles of hike and bike trails.

Swan Boats along The Woodlands Waterway

“This is a tremendous honor for The Woodlands,” said Visit The Woodlands Chairman of the Board Bruce Rieser. “While the award addresses ‘living,’ leisure travelers and conventioneers look for the same attributes, fine dining, entertainment, environment and low crime in selecting a venue for Conventions and Business Meetings. This ranking by Niche will showcase The Woodlands to a broad spectrum of leisure and business travel professionals and reinforce our reputation as a world class venue for their clients.

The Woodlands is also ranked in the top 10 by in 2022 for the following:

  • Best Cities to Buy a House in America (#2 of 228)
  • Best Cities to Raise a Family in America (#2 of 228)
  • Cities with the Best Public Schools in America (#6 of 228)
  • Best Cities to Retire in America (#6 of 228)

The Woodlands is in the top 100 for Best Suburbs to Live in America, Healthiest Cities in America, Healthiest Places to Live in America, Best Cities for Young Professionals in America and Best Places to Live in America. Additional rankings can be found here:

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