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Top 5 Houston’s Best Suburbs

With just over two million residents, Houston, Texas, is the largest city in the Lone Star State and the fourth largest in the country. People from all over the world are drawn to the city’s famous theater and museum districts, appreciation for delicious cuisine and an incredibly diverse population.

But not everyone is interested in the excitement and fast-paced nature of big city life. For those thinking of moving to Houston, there are many nearby suburbs that provide easy access to city life without feeling like you need to live in the city proper. If that sounds good to you, check out the best suburbs in Houston:

# 1 – Seabrook

  • Population: 14,291
  • Average home value: $232,600
  • Average commute time to work: 27 minutes
  • School Rating: A+
  • Most recent annual number of property crimes: 144
  • Most recent annual number of violent crimes: 25

Topping the list of Houston’s best suburbs is Seabrook, a waterfront city about 40 minutes southeast of the main city. With top-rated public schools, boating and fishing, and year-round access to the Kemah Boardwalk (a vintage amusement park), it’s pretty obvious why Seabrook residents love where they live.

SeaBrook Texas
SeaBrook Texas

# 2 – SugarLand

  • Population: 118,600
  • Average home value: $309,000
  • Average commute time to work: 30 minutes
  • School Rating: A+
  • Most recent annual number of property crimes: 1,537
  • Most recent annual number of violent crimes: 82

Live music, good food, shows by local artists? Yes, Sugar Land has it all. Just a half-hour southwest of Houston, this thriving city is the ideal place for people from all walks of life, from young professionals to retirees. It’s home to the Smart Financial Center, a new 200,000-square-foot entertainment venue attracting big names like Jerry Seinfeld and Amy Grant.

More than 40 builders are actively constructing thousands of new homes in the Sugar Land area. With plenty to do and plenty of resources, there’s no reason to wait – find your new home in Sugar Land today!.

SugarLand
SugarLand

 

# 3 – The Woodlands

  • Population: 93,847
  • Average home value: $361,500
  • Average commute time to work: 31 minutes
  • School Rating: A+
  • Most recent annual number of property crimes: 1,089
  • Most recent annual number of violent crimes: 189

If you’re familiar with the Houston metropolitan area, you’ve no doubt heard of The Woodlands; if you haven’t, it’s a delight waiting to be discovered. Originally a planned community, this once-small community has attracted homeowners for decades with its abundant employment opportunities, entertainment venues, shopping centers and top-notch restaurants. You’ll find a variety of public and private school options and year-round community events that are geared toward keeping families connected to their community.

This thriving community has an extensive collection of new homes to choose from, and with all the amenities you could ask for, it’s easy to see why The Woodlands ranks so high on the list.

The Woodlands
The Woodlands

# 4 – Friendswood

  • Population: 40,181
  • Median home value: $263,000
  • Average commute time to work: 33 minutes
  • School Rating: A+
  • Most recent annual number of property crimes: 332
  • Most recent yearly number of violent crimes: 34

 

When people think of suburban Texas living, Friendswood is the type of community that comes to mind. Students can enroll in Friendswood ISD for a quality education; employment opportunities abound in health care, customer service and administration; and on weekends, the whole family can relax and enjoy a round of golf and an afternoon at the spa. The traditional values that established Friendswood in the late 1800s are still alive today.

Friendswood
Friendswood

# 5 – Cinco Ranch

  • Population: 18,274
  • Average home value: $362,100
  • Average commute time to work: 34 minutes
  • School Rating: A+
  • Most recent annual number of property crimes: 966
  • Most recent annual number of violent crimes: 168

Among the top five is Cinco Ranch, 30 minutes west of Houston. This affluent area is known for its upscale shopping, renowned public schools and involved community. You’ll always see friendly faces milling around Cinco Ranch, not to mention plenty of entertainment.

Cinco Ranch
Cinco Ranch

 

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