While many vacationers and homebuyers throughout the country continue to flock to some of the largest cities in America, several sprawling communities outside of the country’s largest cities are steadily attracting increasing amounts of visitors and residents as they become urban centers of unique shopping, cutting-edge restaurants, thriving economies, exciting entertainment options, unlimited recreational pursuits, advanced transportation systems, and other large-city accommodations. Whether older, inner-ring suburbs, or small cities that are situated in a large urban area, they possess unique features and amenities that continue to draw an assortment of residents and visitors, yet have still managed to maintain their own identities.
Recently, Travel & Leisure ranked these suburbs and compiled a list of the Top 25 Coolest Suburbs to Visit. Three Texas suburbs, The Woodlands, Roundrock and Grapevine, were the only Texas cities to earn a spot on the list. As the only suburb representing Houston, The Woodlands ranked seventh. Luckily, the city is equipped with fantastic accommodations for visitors! From the highly renowned resort and conference center, to luxury hotels and the convention center, The Woodlands is known for providing both residents and visitors with an unparalleled experience of luxury and leisure.
Noted for its thriving Town Center, filled with premier restaurants, vibrant entertainment, and major retailers, The Woodlands continues to entice people of all ages to explore the area. Built in 1974, The Woodlands is located 25 miles north of downtown Houston and was built within 28,000 acres of forest with 6,950 of those acres devoted to green space in parks, golf courses and greenbelts. In fact, the city of just over 105,000 people boasts an elaborate park and lake system with 127 parks, lakes and ponds; seven championship golf courses; and stellar neighborhood amenities.
In addition to its extensive recreational amenities, The Woodlands Waterway, a 1.4 mile scenic destination with impressive shopping, prestigious dining options, residential units, offices, and an assortment of entertainment venues at exciting bars, clubs and lounges, links Town Center, The Woodlands Mall, and The Woodlands Market Street to provide a central place for endless entertainment pursuits. Art and Cultural pursuits abound in The Woodlands at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, ranked as the #2 Outdoor Amphitheater in The World by Pollstar Magazine. Plus, special community events remain an integral part of The Woodlands.
Whether living in or visiting The Woodlands, you will be amazed with the immaculate surroundings and an abundance of activities. Not to mention, a thriving economy with numerous companies headquartered here, including Anadarko Petroleum, Fox Sports Network, and soon to be ExxonMobil, among others, further enriches life in the Houston suburb. This, coupled with its enticing amenities and entertainment, has led The Woodlands to be one of the top selling master planned communities in Texas since 1990. Currently, the city is ranked number one in Texas and third in the United States.
If you are interested in learning more about The Woodlands, click here for information about upcoming events and a complete list of entertainment and recreation venues. For those looking to move to the Houston area, explore more about The Woodlands here, and let our community guides narrow your home search. If you need a REALTOR to facilitate the process, Connect Realty boasts some of the area’s most accomplished real estate agents who are eager to guide you through all of your Houston housing needs! Click here to find a highly qualified agent that specializes in your area!