15 Best Houston Suburbs To Live In: Schools, Real Estate, Maps

Best 15 Houston Suburbs Within 45 Minutes of Downtown

From lush master-planned communities to thriving cities, here are the best places to live in just outside the Bayou City.

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Living within Houston has its perks: short commutes, great accessibility, world-class retail, bustling business centers, divine dining, and great culture.

However, if you’re considering a home with more space, is more affordable, and near more top ranked schools than what Houston’s Hottest Inner Loop Neighborhoods offer, then this resource guide is for you.

The Best Suburbs in Houston feature homes on sizeable lots, top ranked public schools, good community amenities, and great accessibility.

We created this list of Best Houston Suburbs To Live In by looking at population centers above 10,000 within 45 minutes of the heart of Houston. We included both independent cities and suburban regions within the city of Houston. Each of these top Houston suburbs were graded on these five items:

  • Public Schools
  • Commute Time
  • Overall Livability
  • Accessibility
  • Amenities

The Houston suburbs list was then ranked from top to bottom based on their combined score. We included the 12 with the best score in our Top Houston Suburbs List, and three honorable mentions. (See our complete methodology below.)

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15 Best Houston Suburbs To Live In

BY THE NUMBERS: BEST HOUSTON SUBURBS WITHIN 45 MINUTES OF DOWNTOWN

NeighborhoodMedian Home Sale PriceMedian Sale Price / Sq FtMedian Land Value / Sq Ft5-Year Appreciation
The Woodlands$357,956$132$2112%
Sugar Land$339,874$119$2018%
Katy$270,000$108$1710%
Friendswood$269,900$111$522%
Pearland$260,000$106$331%
League City$265,000$109$2128%
Richmond$245,000$103$324%
Spring$224,990$97$319%
Humble$175,000$85$513%
Kingwood$248,000$98$1119%
Clear Lake City$249,386$108$1628%
Stafford$180,500$95$420%
Jersey Village$223,500$99$1424%
Cypress$260,000$102$3018%
Missouri City$210,000$92$916%

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1. The Woodlands

  • Median Home Sale Price: $357,956
  • Median Home Sale Price / Sq Ft: $132
  • Median Land Value / Sq Ft: $21
  • 5 Year Appreciation Rate: 12%
  • The Woodlands LocationNotable Features: Good schools, great neighborhood stats, great town center
  • Notable Top-Rated Schools (within 5 miles): David Elementary School, Ride Elementary School, Galatas Elementary School, McCoullough Junior High School, The Woodlands College Park High School, and The Woodlands High School

The Woodlands made it to the very top of this Houston’s Best Suburbs list due to great community amenities, good schools, and high quality of life.

Filled with lush neighborhoods and bustling retail and employment centers, The Woodlands is an award-winning master-planned community nestled about 30 miles north of downtown Houston.

The vast community features over 7,500 acres of green space (100+ parks and a nature preserve), lakes and ponds, and over 200 miles of hike-and-bike trails. Residents can take advantage of The Woodlands’ facilities for golf, kayaking, tennis, and other outdoor activities.

The Woodlands Town Center is also home to over 200 restaurants, bars, cafes, retail stores, and shops. Popular spots around the district include Market Street, The Waterway District, The Woodlands Malls, and The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion.

Several companies have also put roots down in the community, including Chevron Phillips, Baker Hughes, Maersk Line, ExxonMobil, and SWN, among others. The Woodlands has 20+ million square feet of office space and over 60,000 workers commuting to the area daily.

Though The Woodlands started out as a Houston suburb, it has transformed into a bustling and balanced community with hundreds of restaurants and cafes as well as several corporate campuses.

Note: If you’re looking at commuting into the city each day, watch out, as the I-45 commute can take up to 2 hours each day, each way at peak traffic times depending on your start and end time.

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The Woodlands 10 Year Real Estate Appreciation Rates

2. Sugar Land

  • Median Home Sale Price: $339,874
  • Median Home Sale Price / Sq Ft: $119
  • Median Land Value / Sq Ft: $20
  • 5 Year Appreciation Rate: 18%
  • Sugar Land LocationNotable Features: Good schools, great neighborhood stats, great town center
  • Notable Top-Rated Schools (within 5 miles): David Elementary School, Ride Elementary School, Galatas Elementary School, McCoullough Junior High School, The Woodlands College Park High School, and The Woodlands High School

Covering a 24.9-square mile area, Sugar Land is Fort Bend County’s largest suburban city. Its fast-paced growth, as well as its great schools, cemented the city’s place in this Houston suburbs list.

Located about 24 miles southwest of downtown Houston, Sugar Land features 13 master-planned communities and subdivisions, including RiverstoneSugar Creek, First Colony, Telfair, and Greatwood. These communities offer luxury community amenities including golf courses, pools, and neighborhood centers.

Apart from its great neighborhoods, Sugar Land is also a business and employment center and was named one of the top cities in Texas for business expansion by Texas Business and Outlook Magazine.

Several companies operate within the city’s boundaries, including CVR Energy (Fortune 500), Fluor, NalcoChampion, Imperial Sugar Company, Minute Maid, Tramontina, and Schlumberger, among others.

Sugar Land homes are zoned to the Fort Bend Independent School District. A small section of the city is served by the Lamar Consolidated ISD.

Sugar Land’s excellent schools, great accessibility, and high number of dining, retail, and employment centers make the city a great option – and number two in this Top Houston Suburbs list.

Note: With the addition of the Smart Financial Center and growth of Sugar Land Town Square, Sugar Land has become a lot busier and more exciting. Check out some of the newer master planned communities (Riverstone, Telfair, and Imperial)

Sugar Land Houston Map

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Sugar Land 10 Year Real Estate Appreciation Rates

3. Katy

  • Median Home Sale Price: $270,000
  • Median Home Sale Price / Sq Ft: $108
  • Median Land Value / Sq Ft: $17
  • 5 Year Appreciation Rate: 10%
  • Katy LocationNotable Features: High number of great schools zoned to Katy homes, lots of local amenities
  • Notable Top-Rated Schools (within 5 miles): Katy Elementary School, Ray and Jamie Wolman Elementary School, Rodger and Ellen Beck Junior High School, Memorial Parkway Junior High School, Cinco Ranch High School, and Taylor High School

The overall quality of schools from the Katy Independent School District and the city’s local amenities catapulted Katy to near the top of this best of Houston’s suburbs list.

Convenient accessibility to the Energy Corridor and major freeways also contributed to the city’s overall score. Key Houston business and employment centers are minutes away, though several companies have also set up shop within Katy’s boundaries.

Katy homes are centrally located near hundreds of restaurants, retail stores, and entertainment hubs. Popular destinations include LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch, Katy Mills Mall, and Typhoon Texas Water Park.

It’s also a good place for a round of golf. The Greater Katy area showcases great mix of private and members-only courses, including The Golf Club at Cinco Ranch (public course), Meadowbrook Farms Golf Club (public), The Club at Falcon Point (private), and Willow Fork Country Club (private).

Katy Independent School District, whose boundaries define those of the Greater Katy area’s as well, features several multi-award winning and National Blue Ribbon schools.

Katy continues to grow as well, seeing the development of several master-planned communities over the past 10 years. Continued residential development has also spurred commercial growth in the area.

Note: Katy’s growth has exploded over the last few years and there are hundreds of different communities. See our detailed Katy guide for the most desirable areas.

Katy Houston Map

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Katy 10 Year Real Estate Appreciation Rates

4. Friendswood

  • Median Home Sale Price: $269,900
  • Median Home Sale Price / Sq Ft: $111
  • Median Land Value / Sq Ft: $5
  • 5 Year Appreciation Rate: 22%
  • Friendswood LocationNotable Features: High neighborhood stats, great school districts
  • Notable Top-Rated Schools (within 5 miles): Westwood Elementary School, Cline Elementary School, Bales Intermediate School, Windsong Intermediate School, Friendswood Junior High School, and Friendswood High School

Friendswood made it to near the top of our Houston suburbs list due to high overall livability and great schools. The city also features a good number of green spaces and parks.

Located about 22 miles southeast of Houston’s Central Business District, Friendswood is nestled in the area south of Beltway 8, west of Gulf Freeway, and east of Texas Highway 35. Highly accessible and centrally located, homes in the area are minutes away from key Houston retail, business, employment, and entertainment centers.

Friendswood homes are zoned to two highly rated school districts, namely Friendswood ISD and Clear Creek ISD. The Friendswood ISD was ranked first in Children at Risk’s 2014 Greater Houston School District Rankings, while Clear Creek ISD also ranked first for the “Large School” Rankings.

A number of master-planned communities and subdivisions are located in the city, including The Forest of Friendswood.

Note: Friendswood is still growing. The Baybrook Mall (off of Highway 45) has just undergone renovation and is now a hotspot for shopping and dining options.

Friendswood Houston Map

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Friendswood 10 Year Real Estate Appreciation Rates

5. Pearland

  • Median Home Sale Price: $260,000
  • Median Home Sale Price / Sq Ft: $106
  • Median Land Value / Sq Ft: $3
  • 5 Year Appreciation Rate: 31%
  • Pearland LocationNotable Features: Great schools, good neighborhood stats
  • Notable Top-Rated Schools (within 5 miles): Silverlake Elementary School, Silvercrest Elementary School, Shadycrest Elementary School, and Pearland Junior High School (East, West, and South)

Pearland made it into this list due to the number of highly rated schools zoned to its homes. The city also offers a relatively shorter commute (compared to the other Houston suburbs on this list) to key districts like the Medical Center and downtown.

More than 80% of Pearland is residential and it is home to several master-planned communities. Silverlake, Silvercreek, Green Tee Terrace, Sunrise Lakes, Shadow Creek Ranch, and Southern Trails are just some of the communities within the city.

The city has seen plenty of development over the past few years, though some areas are still practically untouched.

Pearland features a number of shopping and entertainment centers, including the Pearland Town Center, Shadow Creek Town Center, and Silverlake Village Shopping Center.

Parks, hike-and-bike trails, nature centers, and retail centers are scattered throughout Pearland, including three golf courses (Clear Creek Golf Club, Southwyck Golf Club, and Golfcrest Country Club).

Most Pearland homes are zoned to the Pearland ISD, though small portions of the city are under Fort Bend, Alvin, Clear Creek, Houston, and Pasadena ISDs.

Note: Certain pockets of Pearland flooded, check with us for the top ranked Pearland neighborhoods (high and dry) and gated communities.

Pearland Houston Map

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Pearland 10 Year Real Estate Appreciation Rates

6. League City

  • Median Home Sale Price: $265,000
  • Median Home Sale Price / Sq Ft: $109
  • Median Land Value / Sq Ft: $21
  • 5 Year Appreciation Rate: 28%
  • League City LocationNotable Features: Near employment centers, lots of outdoor entertainment options
  • Notable Top-Rated Schools (within 5 miles): Walter Hall Elementary School, Art and Pat Goforth Elementary School, League City Intermediate School, Creekside Intermediate School, Clear Springs High School, and Clear Falls High School

Located about 25 miles southwest of Downtown Houston, League City is known for its marinas and green spaces.

League City homes have easy access to over 15 parks, 3 golf courses, and 4 marinas. The city also offers several restaurants, bars, cafes, stores, and entertainment hotspots. The Perry Family YMCA, the Beacon Lakes Golf Club, and the League City Towne Center are among the city’s key destinations.

Residents also enjoy easy commutes to some of the area’s major employment hubs like the NASA Johnson Space Center, Galveston Bay, and the Gulf of Mexico.

Most League City homes are zoned to Clear Creek ISD, named 1st in Children At Risk’s 2014 Greater Houston Large School District Rankings.(3) Smaller portions of the city are served by the Dickinson and Santa Fe ISDs.

Note: League City is experiencing a lot of growth and features more new construction homes. Driving to town, however, can take a little longer (compared to other suburbs on this list).

League City Houston Map

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League City 10 Year Real Estate Appreciation Rates

7. Richmond

  • Median Home Sale Price: $245,000
  • Median Home Sale Price / Sq Ft: $103
  • Median Land Value / Sq Ft: $3
  • 5 Year Appreciation Rate: 24%
  • Richmond LocationNotable Features: High accessibility, good overall neighborhood stats
  • Notable Top-Rated Schools (within 5 miles): Austin Elementary School, Manford Williams Elementary School, McNeille Elementary School, and Hutchison Elementary School

Richmond is a small 2.9-square mile independent city southwest of Sugar LandMissouri City, and Stafford.

Restaurants, retail stores, and cafes are mere minutes away from Richmond homes, and as county seat, it also features a number of historical sites and government buildings. Employment and retail centers in Sugar Land are also highly accessible from the city.

Residents also enjoy a bevy of outdoor entertainment hubs including the Fort Bend Country Club, Pecan Grove Plantation Country Club, Shadow Hawk Golf Club and Black Hawk Country Club (formerly The Houstonian).

The city also maintains a few parks (including Clay Park, George Park, Richmond City Park, and Wessendorff Park), all of which offer a variety of sports facilities and other amenities.

Richmond homes are zoned to both Lamar Consolidated ISD and Fort Bend ISD. Children At Risk ranked Fort Bend ISD 4th in its 2014 Greater Houston Large School District Rankings.(3)

The small city, like Katy, have several master-planned communities within its extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ). Aliana, Lakes of Bella Terra, Pecan Grove, Harvest Green, and Verdana all have Richmond addresses.

Note: Because Richmond is a relatively small city, it doesn’t have a public transit system. However, new master planned communities are really growing and are getting more popular in the area. Lakes of Bella Terra, Long Meadow Farms and Harvest Green are a few communities that offer great amenities and highly rated schools.

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Richmond 10 Year Real Estate Appreciation Rates

8. Spring

  • Median Home Sale Price: $224,990
  • Median Home Sale Price / Sq Ft: $97
  • Median Land Value / Sq Ft: $3
  • 5 Year Appreciation Rate: 19%
  • Spring LocationNotable Features: Lots of amenities, several above average schools
  • Notable Top-Rated Schools (within 5 miles): Broadway Elementary School, Snyder Elementary School, Birnham Woods Elementary School, Kaufman Elementary School, Cox Intermediate School, and York Junior High School

A census-designated place (CDP) about 25 miles north of Downtown Houston, Spring made it to our list of best Houston suburbs due to its good standard of life. Its proximity to job centers and number of schools also contributed to its inclusion.

Spring homes are centrally located near parks, golf courses, restaurants, and schools. Employment centers in The Woodlands and Houston are also highly accessible from Spring.

The Cypresswood Golf Club, the Spring Creek Greenway, and the Spring Trails Preserve are among the community’s must-visit places.

Note: Like The Woodlands, commuting from Spring to town can take a fair bit of time.

Spring Houston Map

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Spring 10 Year Real Estate Appreciation Rates

9. Humble

  • Median Home Sale Price: $175,000
  • Median Home Sale Price / Sq Ft: $85
  • Median Land Value / Sq Ft: $5
  • 5 Year Appreciation Rate: 13%
  • Humble LocationNotable Features: Great accessibility, lots of amenities, good schools
  • Notable Top-Rated Schools (within 5 miles): Atascocita Springs Elementary School, Fall Creek Elementary School, Eagle Springs Elementary School, Maplebrook Elementary School, and Quest Early College High School

Humble ISD’s overall rating, number of local amenities, and high accessibility brought Humble to 9th place in our list of Houston’s best suburbs.

Located about 19 miles north of Downtown Houston, Humble features a number restaurants, retail centers, and outdoor entertainment areas.

The city’s proximity to business and employment centers in The Woodlands and Houston and key areas like the George Bush Intercontinental Airport gives residents fairly easy daily commutes.

The city’s location near and along major arteries also contributed to its ranking.

The Humble Independent School District was fifth in Children At Risk’s 2014 Greater Houston Large School District Rankings.(3)

Note: You may be hard pressed to find newer homes in some parts of Humble. Nearby Fall Creek, Kings Lake, and other communities offer a wide variety of new construction homes.

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Humble 10 Year Real Estate Appreciation Rates

10. Kingwood

  • Median Home Sale Price: $248,000
  • Median Home Sale Price / Sq Ft: $98
  • Median Land Value / Sq Ft: $11
  • 5 Year Appreciation Rate: 19%
  • Kingwood LocationNotable Features: Good schools, good accessibility, community amenities
  • Notable Top-Rated Schools (within 5 miles): Bear Branch Elementary School, Greentree Elementary School, Kings Manor Elementary School, Kingwood Middle School, and Kingwood High School

Dubbed “The Livable Forest”, Kingwood is a 14,000-acre master-planned community nestled northeast of downtown Houston.

Kingwood is made up of 25 neighborhoods, called villages, and offers a good number of community amenities like pools and parks. Kingwood homes are highly accessible and are centrally located near restaurants, golf courses, schools, parks, cafes, retail stores, and outdoor entertainment venues.

The master-planned community also features more than 75 miles of multi-purpose trails and greenbelts, about 500 acres of parks and nature preserves, and 2 golf courses (The Clubs of Kingwood and Kingwood Cove Golf Club).

Employment centers in The Woodlands and Houston are minutes away, as well as key areas like the George Bush Intercontinental Airport. Most Kingwood homes are zoned to the Humble ISD, while others are served by New Caney ISD.

Note: While Kingwood does offer a lot in terms of retail, dining, and entertainment, some may want to go to Houston for more options.

Kingwood Houston Map

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Kingwood 10 Year Real Estate Appreciation Rates

11. Clear Lake City

  • Median Home Sale Price: $249,386
  • Median Home Sale Price / Sq Ft: $108
  • Median Land Value / Sq Ft: $16
  • 5 Year Appreciation Rate: 28%
  • Clear Lake City LocationNotable Features: Good accessibility, great schools, proximity to job centers
  • Notable Top-Rated Schools (within 5 miles): Clear Lake City Elementary School, Victory Lakes Intermediate School, Clear Lake High School, and Clear Lake Intermediate School

Clear Lake City is a master-planned community located about 22 miles southeast of downtown Houston.

Clear Lake City homes enjoy proximity to golf courses, restaurants, schools, and retail stores. Employment centers are also highly accessible from the community.

The community is subdivided into smaller neighborhoods, including golf course communityBay Oaks.

Most Clear Lake City homes are zoned to the highly rated Clear Creek Independent School District. Among the schools that serve the area, Clear Lake Intermediate School was named a National Blue Ribbon School in 1986-87.

Note: The Clear Lake area offers a variety of housing options. If you’re in the market for new construction homes though, you may want to look into the area’s many planned communities.

Clear Lake City Houston Map

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Clear Lake City 10 Year Real Estate Appreciation Rates

12. Stafford

  • Median Home Sale Price: $180,500
  • Median Home Sale Price / Sq Ft: $95
  • Median Land Value / Sq Ft: 4
  • 5 Year Appreciation Rate: 20%
  • Stafford LocationNotable Features: Lots of amenities, convenient accessibility
  • Notable Top-Rated Schools (within 5 miles): Meadows Elementary School

Stafford’s motto says it all: City with no property taxes! Dubbed as an “Island of Business Opportunity,” the city is known for its business parks, home to several companies in a variety of industries.

Consumer finance website NerdWallet ranked Stafford 3rd in its list of “Best Places to Start a Business in Texas”. The city features 15 business parks and is home to companies like UPS, Tyco, Seamar Divers, and General Technologies, Inc.

Apart from employment and business centers, Stafford homes are minutes away from main roads including Beltway 8, US 59, and US 90A. Schools, parks, restaurants, and stores are also highly accessible from homes in the area.

Green space also abound in the small city, covering over 35 acres. Stafford City Park, Gordon Fountain Lake Park, and Vaccaro Manor Park are popular outdoor hubs for residents.

The Stafford Municipal School District serves homes in the city, and is the only municipal school district in the state.

Note: Like most Houston suburbs, Stafford residents have to contend with long commute times.

Stafford Houston Map

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Stafford 10 Year Real Estate Appreciation Rates

Jersey Village

  • Median Home Sale Price: $223,500
  • Median Home Sale Price / Sq Ft: $99
  • Median Land Value / Sq Ft: $14
  • 5 Year Appreciation Rate: 24%
  • Jersey Village LocationNotable Features: Fast growth

Located about 18 miles northwest of Downtown, Jersey Village has transformed from a former cattle ranch to a fast growing city.

Once dubbed a “small town with big plans”, Jersey Village is known for its peaceful vibe and rapid real estate and commercial development.

It is also among the top-rated golf course communities in Houston. Along with the Jersey Meadow Golf Course, the community also features a swimming pool, a park with playground facilities, and a small lake.

Thanks to its location, Jersey Village homes have convenient access to Beltway 8 (Sam Houston Parkway) and US 290 (Northwest Freeway). Other main thoroughfares like FM 1960, are minutes away from the city.

A comprehensive plan for the city’s development have recently been drawn up, with areas reserved for Jersey Village’s industrial and retail areas.

Jersey Village homes are zoned to the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District.

Note: Jersey Village is mostly residential, and you’d need to drive to nearby areas for more dining, retail, and entertainment options.

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Jersey Village 10 Year Real Estate Appreciation Rates

Cypress

  • Median Home Sale Price: $260,000
  • Median Home Sale Price / Sq Ft: $102
  • Median Land Value / Sq Ft: $30
  • 5 Year Appreciation Rate: 18%
  • Cypress LocationNotable Features: High number of top-rated schools, a lot of residential and commercial developments
  • Notable Top-Rated Schools (within 5 miles): Adam Elementary School, Lamkin Elementary School, Spillane Middle School, Cypress Ranch High School, Cypress Woods High School, and Cy-Fair High School

Cypress is a growing unincorporated community located about 27 miles northwest of Downtown Houston.

Thanks to commercial and residential developments during the 1990s, Cypress is now a bustling Houston suburb made up of several master-planned communities and smaller neighborhoods. BridgelandTowne LakeKluge Lake, and Cypress Creek Lakes are among the master-planned communities within the Cypress area.

Cypress is zoned to the Cypress-Fairbanks ISD, one of the fastest growing school districts in the country. Cy-Fair ISD was ranked 6th in Children At Risk’s 2014 Greater Houston Large School District Rankings.(3)

Note: If you’re looking to commute from Cypress to Downtown, you’d have to set aside a good chunk of time for the drive.

Cypress Houston Map

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Cypress 10 Year Real Estate Appreciation Rates

Missouri City

  • Median Home Sale Price: $210,000
  • Median Home Sale Price / Sq Ft: $92
  • Median Land Value / Sq Ft: $9
  • 5 Year Appreciation Rate: 16%
  • Missouri City LocationNotable Features: Growing master-planned communities
  • Notable Top-Rated Schools (within 5 miles): Quail Valley Middle School and Billy Baines Middle School

Missouri City is a growing 29.8-square mile city located about 17 miles southwest from the heart of Houston.

Much of Missouri City’s growth can be attributed to the master-planned communities within and just outside the city’s borders. Lake Olympia and parts of Riverstone and Sienna Plantation are within Missouri City. Each community offers a unique set of amenities though the city has plenty more to offer.

Texas Gold Medal Awardee Missouri City Parks and Recreation Department maintains 20 parks, athletic centers, and miles of hike-and-bike trails.

Missouri City homes are highly accessible and have plenty of dining, retail, and entertainment options nearby. Residents can enjoy a round of golf in Quail Valley Golf, Grille & Events and Sienna Plantation Golf Club.

Employment centers in nearby Stafford, Sugar Land and Houston are also within easy reach.

Note: The commute to key Houston areas like Downtown, the Galleria, and the Medical Center is shorter compared to the other suburbs on this list, but driving into town will still take a chunk of your time.

Missouri City Houston Map

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Missouri City 10 Year Real Estate Appreciation Rates

Our Methodology

We created this list of best Houston suburbs to live by looking at population centers above 10,000 within 45 minutes of the heart of Houston. We included both independent cities and suburban regions within the city of Houston. Then we evaluated each location with the following quantitative criteria:

  • Quality of Public Schools (GreatSchools.org rates schools depending on standardized test scores. We included schools within a 5 miles of each city/neighborhood with “above average” 8 to 10 star ratings. Find out more about GreatSchools’ methodology.1)
  • Commute Time (Google Maps)
  • Overall Livability (AreaVibes’ Livability Score is derived from several important metrics, including amenities, cost of living, education, employment, housing, and weather. Know more about AreaVibes’ methodology.2)

Each of these best Houston suburbs were graded on these items. The Houston suburbs list was then ranked from top to bottom based on their combined score. We included the 13 with the best score in our Top Houston Suburbs List.

Median home sale prices are based on single family home sales for 2017 (January 1 – November 21).

Median land value prices are based on both homes sold at lot value and lot sales.

5 year appreciation rates compare 2013 to 2017 and are based on median sales price per square foot.

10 year appreciation rates compare 2008 to 2017.

Data is deemed reliable, but not guaranteed. All source material from HAR MLS sold information.

Additional Sources:

  1. http://www.greatschools.org/about/ratings.page
  2. http://www.areavibes.com/methodology

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