Hi there. When it comes to having kids & raising a family, you definitely want to live in an area that's conducive to your values & lifestyle. In my opinion The Woodlands is such a great place to be if you have children, but it's all about what you personally want & need out of an area. So let's discuss what that means.

I think a parents mental health, stress level, and overall happiness is the number one contribution to a child's happiness.

So you have to answer some questions to see if the woodlands is the answer.

  • Q: What is the maximum amount of commute I would be happy with?
  • Q: What do I want my life to look like when I am not working?
  • Q: Do I want to be able to walk to the gym, my kids to school, to the grocery store, etc.
  • Q: How much money do I need to make to afford the house we need?
  • Q: To live in the woodlands do I have to make any sacrifices.
  • Q: Can you afford The Woodlands?

If these answers are yes here's some things to keep in mind:

  • The Woodlands is a very affluent area.
  • Do you like to spend time outside?
  • Do you want walkability?

Things that make The Woodlands so great for kids & general family life:

  • There's endless amounts of parks & nature reserves filled with miles of trails, lakes, sports fields, community pools/splash parks/aquatic centers, and playgrounds.
  • Frequent festivals & events are held all over the area so there's always something to do.
  • The Woodlands has Market Street, Hughes Landing, & Waterway Square which are super fun outdoor hubs for premiere shopping, dining, and entertainment experiences, as well as great views of The Woodlands Waterway.
  • The neighborhoods are safe and are served by amazing schools with mostly A ratings.

Don't forget to check out our ebook: Best Neighborhoods to Let Kids be Kids. | Ebook link.

I hope this guide has helped in some way, I've also linked a recent YouTube video below discussing this topic!

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