If you are moving to Houston with a family, finding the right neighborhood with the right schools is going to be important. And, you are going to find that Houston is HUGE! In fact, according the Houstontx.gov, the Houston -Woodlands – Sugarland MSA cover 9,444 square miles.

With that said, finding the right place to raise a family when moving to Houston should be the first to be checked off your to do list. Here are a few things to consider:

  • Affordability, home ownership, cost of living
  • Education, good schools
  • Diversity
  • Commute time
  • Crime & Safety
  • Outdoor & Recreation

Taking the above list into consideration, below are the top 20 neighborhoods to raise a family in the Houston area:

  1. The Woodlands
  2. Cinco Ranch
  3. Spring Valley Village
  4. Sugar Land
  5. Friendswood
  6. Sienna
  7. Kingwood Area
  8. Bunker Hill Village
  9. Taylor Lake Village
  10. El Lago
  11. Brookside Village
  12. Memorial
  13. Clear Lake
  14. Hunters Creek Village
  15. Nassau Bay
  16. Seabrook
  17. Pearland
  18. Bellaire
  19. West University Place
  20. Hedwig Village

For the complete list, visit Niche.com.