The Woodlands

The Woodlands

A sanctuary of elegance, convenience, and culture

Welcome to The Woodlands

Welcome to a realm of architectural brilliance and organic splendor—The Woodlands. An epitome of uniqueness and dynamism, this area provides a harmonious blend of world-class amenities with a reverential nod to its natural surroundings. Established in the 1970s, the community has meticulously carved its reputation, sitting regally just under 30 miles north of Houston. A sprawling oasis, it has been thoughtfully planned across nine residential villages and bustling commercial centers to create a consummate living experience where one may effortlessly intertwine work, leisure, learning, and lifestyle.
 
The Woodlands is not just another suburb; it's an embodiment of refined living. What was initially designed as a humble residential venture has flourished into a thriving hotspot boasting grand landmarks like the Woodlands Resort and Conference Center and the Woodlands Country Club. From boutique to corporate, its canvas is vast, enriched by the presence of heavyweight companies, and inspired by a lifestyle that values the arts, technology, and well-being.
 

What to Love

  • A well-planned oasis close to Houston
  • Exquisite green spaces, including parks and golf courses
  • Enthralling entertainment with a vibrant arts scene
  • Superb education and leading-edge healthcare institutions
  • An ecosystem of innovation with leading corporations
 

Local Lifestyle

Residents of The Woodlands thrive in an ambiance that promises—and delivers—everything one could wish for. The locale serves as a modern sanctuary where one can relish a plethora of luxuries, from up-scale shopping districts to sumptuous dining experiences. But this is not just a locale for the indulgent. Here, your lifestyle can be as laid-back or active as you desire, thanks to abundant parks, artistic installments, and various year-round festivals. It's a cohesive blend of small-town coziness and big-city amenities, imbued with a palpable sense of community.
 

Dining and Entertainment

In the realm of fine dining and entertainment, few places compare to the offerings in The Woodlands. Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion has evolved into more than just an outdoor concert venue—it's a sanctuary of auditory pleasure set against a backdrop of natural splendor. With top-tier acoustics and a lineup that spans multiple genres, this pavilion ensures an evening that strikes a chord with everyone.
 
Market Street transforms shopping into a lavish experience, where both the quality and service are exceptional. With a selection that satisfies the most eclectic tastes, this establishment is a treasure trove of fashion and culinary arts.
 
The Woodlands Waterway adds a touch of Venice to Texas. This beautifully landscaped pathway is lined with shopping locales and fine-dining establishments, making it a one-stop shop for high-end luxury and scenic beauty. Whether it's a casual stroll or a decadent dinner date, the atmosphere is always alive with energy.
 
Killen's Steakhouse and Tris represent the pinnacle of gastronomic magnificence in The Woodlands. Both establishments redefine elegance, combining a delightful atmosphere with culinary creativity, ensuring every visit transcends the typical dining experience. The emphasis is not just on the food but on crafting a memorable evening enveloped in charm and sophistication.
 

Things to Do

If you fancy immersing yourself in arts and culture, the Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival is an unparalleled experience. Renowned as one of the top art festivals globally, it offers a kaleidoscope of visual delights, attracting an international roster of artists.
 
For fitness aficionados, The Woodlands is also home to the Ironman Triathlon, a competition that brings together the community in a display of athleticism, stamina, and sheer will. It's not merely an event; it's a celebration of the human spirit that draws locals and visitors alike into a harmonious congregation of health and wellness.
 

Is The Woodlands a Good Place to Live?

The Woodlands, a suburb of Houston, is a desirable location offering a balance between natural beauty and urban conveniences, situated about 30 miles from Houston for easy commutes. It's renowned for its educational excellence, with schools like McCullough Junior High and The Woodlands High School known for their low teacher-to-student ratios and high rankings. The area is also a hub for quality healthcare, hosting several prestigious hospitals. The Woodlands is true to its name with its wealth of parks and nature reserves, providing a lush, green living environment. Additionally, it offers a rich array of dining, shopping, and entertainment options, including The Woodlands Mall and Market Street.
 

How Much Do Homes Cost in The Woodlands?

In January 2024, the real estate market in The Woodlands experienced a decrease in home prices by 21.5% compared to the previous year, with the median home price standing at $462,000. Homes in The Woodlands typically stayed on the market for an average of 22 days, which is slightly longer than the 18-day average from the previous year. During this period, the number of homes sold was 68, a decrease from the 84 homes sold in the same month last year.
 

Parks and Outdoor Recreation

The Woodlands is celebrated for its ample green spaces and outdoor recreational opportunities. It's home to numerous parks, gardens, and nature preserves. Local favorites include Rob Fleming Park, Spring Creek Nature Trail, Montgomery County Preserve, and George Mitchell Preserve. These areas offer a variety of activities, from leisurely walks to more active pursuits, catering to residents and visitors who enjoy being close to nature.
 

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Overview for The Woodlands, TX

115,716 people live in The Woodlands, where the median age is 40.4 and the average individual income is $67,290. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

115,716

Total Population

40.4 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$67,290

Average individual Income

Around The Woodlands, TX

There's plenty to do around The Woodlands, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Car-Dependent
Walking Score
45
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including F.I.T. Human Performance, Woodlands International Fencing Club, and Maven Jiu-Jitsu Academy.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Active 1.87 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.56 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.89 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.68 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.54 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.27 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for The Woodlands, TX

The Woodlands has 42,103 households, with an average household size of 2.74. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in The Woodlands do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 115,716 people call The Woodlands home. The population density is 2,674.1 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

115,716

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

40.4

Median Age

49.17 / 50.83%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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25-64 Years

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  • High School Degree
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42,103

Total Households

2.74

Average Household Size

$67,290

Average individual Income

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Schools in The Woodlands, TX

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The following schools are within or nearby The Woodlands. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Ischool High At The Woodlands
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
4/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
4/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
5/5
PUBLIC
5th - 6th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Vista Academy Of The Woodlands
PUBLIC
K - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
5th - 6th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
5/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
5/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
5/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
St Anthony Of Padua Catholic School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
The Woodlands Methodist School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Center For Teaching And Learning
PRIVATE
PreK - 7th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 1st
No rating available
PUBLIC
5th - 6th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
5/5
Greystone House Montessori
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Kangaroo Forest Early Childhood Center
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Fusion Academy Htw: The Woodlands
PRIVATE
6th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
5/5
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
The Woodlands Preporatory School
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Woodlands Christian Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Esprit International School
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Stepping Stones Prepretry Acadeny
PRIVATE
PreK - 1st
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
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