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The Woodlands Named Best City to Buy a House in the United States

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THE WOODLANDS, TX – The Woodlands has been named #1 by as the Best City in the United States to buy a house, according to its newly released survey of 2023 Best Cities to Buy a House – Niche. The Woodlands placed a solid #3 ranking by as Best City to Live in the United States this year and has been in the Top 5 over the past several years.

The Woodlands Texas Ranking #1 Best City to Buy a House in America
The Woodlands ranks #1 the best city in the United States to buy a house, according to a new annual ranking from Photo courtesy of The Woodlands Township.

The Woodlands is defined as a township but considered a “city” since it has a population of 115,716 (greater than 100,000), according to the rankings.  

The Woodlands earned an A+ grade for its public schools, job opportunities and family-friendly environment. Montgomery County ranked second on’s list to raise a family and third on the best to live.  

According to the United States Census Bureau, there are 331 cities and towns in the United States with a population of at least 100,000 people. Overall, there are nearly 20,000 cities and towns throughout the U.S. 




“We are always pleased to be named #1 and to be ranked so highly in the United States is quite an accomplishment,” said Township Chairman Dr. Ann K. Snyder. “Achieving these rankings is a true credit to the collaborative efforts of our residents, businesses and governmental entities to create, maintain, and excel as a very special place to live.” 

Chairman Snyder continued, “One of the beautiful aspects about The Woodlands is that we have residents who have moved here from all over the world. We’re a dynamic hometown within a natural forest and we’re known for the balance between people and nature. We are a thriving business community and a premier destination – a place where generations live, worship, work, learn, play and visit.” 

The Woodlands remains one of the most desirable cities to live as it offers residents affordable suburban housing, beautiful scenery, award-wining amenities, employment opportunities, outstanding schools, and so much more, according to the review by is a website focused on helping students and families find places to live that suit their needs. Niche outlines the criteria for its rankings on its website Methodology for Niche Places to Live Rankings.  

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