The Woodlands Homes For Sale & Real Estate Trends

2022 The Woodlands homes for sale & insider real estate guide

THE WOODLANDS REAL ESTATE GUIDE

The Woodlands is a vast 28,000-acre master-planned community 28 miles north of Houston’s bustling business centers and neighborhoods. The Woodlands is located about 30 miles north of Downtown Houston. The Woodlands is also often mentioned as one of the best Houston suburbs.

The community is popular for its:

The Woodlands real estate market can be challenging to navigate. This is due to the township’s large area and the number of smaller communities and neighborhoods. Getting help from the best The Woodlands realtor would greatly help buyers.

To get personal advice on buying or selling in The Woodlands area, contact Paige Martin, one of Houston’s best realtors and one of the top-ranked Realtors in the United States.

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The Woodlands Homes For Sale

$625,000
4 Beds, 3 Baths
39 Redland Place
$540,000
5 Beds, 3 Baths
23 Milepost Court
$470,000
3 Beds, 2 Baths
15 Tillamook Court
$949,900
5 Beds, 4 Baths
2705 S. Wildwind Circle
$2,495,000
5 Beds, 5 Baths
66 S. Palmiera Circle
$335,000
3 Beds, 2 Baths
4 N. Brook Pebble Court

The Woodlands Homes For Rent

$1,695
3 Beds, 2 Baths
86 N. Woodstock Circle Drive
$2,995
3 Beds, 2 Baths
2 Jester Oaks Place
$1,950
3 Beds, 2 Baths
19 Lazy Morning Place
$1,850
3 Beds, 2 Baths
6 Coralberry Court
$1,600
3 Beds, 2 Baths
28 Green Bough Court
$2,700
4 Beds, 3 Baths
10 Pleasant Point Place

Table of Contents

  1. The Woodlands Home Sale Trends
  2. The Woodlands Best Realtor Insights
  3. The Woodlands Maps, Location & Zip Code
  4. The Woodlands Schools
  5. The Woodlands Real Estate Market

The Woodlands Home Sale Trends

The Woodlands Real Estate Trends

Located 28 miles north of Houston, The Woodlands is one of Houston’s Best Suburbs. It is home to major employers like Chevron, JP Morgan, and ExxonMobil.

The Woodlands is known for its:

The Woodlands residents enjoy 1,700-acre nature preserve and several lakes and ponds.


The Woodlands Best Realtor Insights

The Woodlands is often mentioned as one of the best Houston suburbs and with good reason. The vast master-planned community offers great amenities, excellent schools, and a wide variety of housing options.


The Woodlands Maps, Location & Zip Code

The Woodlands Map

Commute Time The Woodlands
Downtown (min) 30
Med Ctr (min) 40
Energy Corridor (min) 40
Galleria (min) 35
Exxon Campus (min) 10

Map of The Woodlands

Highlights The Woodlands
Amenities The Woodlands features lush neighborhoods with plenty of green spaces. The Woodlands also features a wide variety of facilities for golf, tennis, kayaking, and other outdoor activities.

- 130 parks
- a 1,700-acre nature preserve
- Several lakes and ponds
- Over 200 miles of hike and bike trails

Around 200 restaurants, cafes, and bars along with several stores and other commercial establishments are all within these entertainment and retail centers.
Golf Courses - Crestwood
- Camplogan
- Rice/Museum District
- River Oaks Country Club Estates
- Fall Creek Area
- Tanglewood Area
- Bay Oaks
- Green Tea Terrace
-.Hearthstone
- Jersey Village
- Lake Olympia
-.Lakeside Forest
- Lakeside Place
- Riverstone
- The Woodlands: Carlton Woods Creekside
- Sienna Area
- Silverlake
-.Silvercreek
- Sugarcreek
- The Forest of Friendswood
Run / Bike Trails - George Mitchell Nature Preserve
- Creekwood Park
- Town Green Park
- Park at Research Forest
- Ridgewood Park
- Cattail Park
- Bear Branch Park
- Shadowbend Park
- Northshore Park
- Terramont Park
Nearby Retail / Dining RETAIL
- The Woodlands Mall
- Market Street
- Portofino Shopping Center
- H-E-B
- Whole Foods
- Kroger
- Trader Joe’s
- Randalls
- Hodges Food Basket
- The Woodlands Town Center
- Market Street
- The Waterway District
- The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
- The Goose’s Acre Bistro & Irish Pub
- The Refuge Bar & Bistro
- Baker St. Pub & Grill
- Crush Wine Lounge
- Local Pour
- Crisp Woodlands
- Yucatan Taco Stand & Tequila Bar
- Bar Louie
- Cru Wine Bar

DINING
- Robard’s Steakhouse
- Black Walnut Cafe
- Hubbell & Hudson Kitchen
- The Republic Grille
- Zoes Kitchen
- Grimaldi’s Pizzeria
- Grub Burger Bar
- Schilleci’s New Orleans Kitchen
- Jasper’s
- Ruggles Green
Major Employers DOWNTOWN
- Chevron
- JP Morgan
- Deloitte
- Bank of America
- Ernst & Young
- Wells Fargo
- United Airlines
- KPMG

The Woodlands Schools

Top Elementary Schools Great Schools Ranking
Buckalew Elem 10
Bush Elem (Woodlands) 10
Creekside Forest Elem 9
Creekview El 8
David Elem 10
Deretchin Elem 9
Galatas Elem 9
Powell Elem (Conroe) 8
Sally Ride Elem 8
Sam Hailey Elem 8
Timber Creek Elem 9
Tough Elem 10


Top Middle Schools Great Schools Ranking
Knox Jr High 8
Mccullough Jr High 9


Top High Schools Great Schools Ranking
Woodlands College Park High 7
Woodlands High 7

Top Elementary Schools


Buckalew Elementary (The Woodlands) at 4909 W. Alden Bridge Dr. Buckalew is ranked #89 in Texas Elementary Schools. A winner of the Texas Comptroller’s ‘Texas Honor Circle Award.'

Bush Elementary (The Woodlands) at 7420 Crownridge Dr. The school is named after the former First Lady of The United States Barbara Pierce Bush. Its mission is to nurture its students to become empowered citizens and life-long learners.

Creekside Forest Elementary (The Woodlands) at 5949 Creekside Forest Dr. It is the Tomball ISD's first school built in the Woodlands. The school was honored with Texas Education Agency's Exemplary rating.

Creekview Elementary (The Woodlands) at 8877 W New Harmony The school is ranked #295 in Texas Elementary Schools. Creekview Elementary School is in a fringe rural setting.

David Elementary (The Woodlands) at 5301 Shadowbend Place The school is named after David, the Bubble Boy, who touched millions of hearts without ever leaving his sterile, plastic bubble.

Deretchin Elementary (The Woodlands) at 11000 Merit Oaks Dr. The school offers programs such as DNN-student-run daily television broadcast, Economics Fair, and Generation Texas Week, and also offered.

Galatas Elementary (Spring) at 9001 Cochrans Crossing Dr. The school was named in honor of Roger L. Galatas who was a past president of the Board of Trustees for the Conroe Independent School District.

Powell Elementary (Conroe) (The Woodlands) at 7332 Cochran’s Crossing Dr. Special programs at Powell include the Gifted and Talented program, Family carnival, Book fairs, and more.

Sally Ride Elementary (Spring) at 9601 11th Avenue, Orlando The school offers an opportunity to sign up for clubs and competitions such as SECME, Chess Club, and Gardening Club. Community trips at Sally Ride include Sally Ride’s Aviation & Aerospace Program.

Sam Hailey Elementary (The Woodlands) at 12051 Sawmill Rd. The school has engaging campus programs. Students will achieve their fullest potential as the school mission supports positive learning experiences.

Timber Creek Elementary (The Woodlands) at 8455 Creekside Green Dr. Timber Creek ranks 2nd among 10 ranked elementary schools in the Tomball Independent School District (ISD). This school is Tomball ISD’s second school to be built in The Woodlands.

Tough Elementary (Spring) at 11660 Crane Brook Dr. The school has fascinating programs offered. Tough Elementary has also a business partnership with HEB – Indian Springs.


Top Middle Schools


Knox Jr High (Spring) at 12104 Sawmill Road Knox has an exciting program offered such as Color Guard, Cross country, Gingham Girls, and more. The school has also interesting clubs to choose from.

Mccullough Jr High (The Woodlands) at 3800 S. Panther Creek Dr. Special programs at Mccullough include Dungeons and Dragons, Highlander Huddle, McCullough Charity League, and Origami Club are also offered.


Top High Schools


Woodlands College Park High school at 3701 College Park Dr. Over 130 electives are offered at TW College Park High School and more than 60 different clubs and organizations—with approximately 25 student interest clubs. TW College Park High School has also a strong academic program offers.

Woodlands High (The Woodlands) at 6101 Research Forest Dr. The school has an athletic program that offers participation in 15 different competitive sports. Students also can participate in band, choir, speech, debate, drama, drill team, orchestra, cheerleading, and UIL academic activities.


The Woodlands Real Estate Market

12 Things The Woodlands Real Estate Buyers Should Know


The Woodlands is often mentioned as one of the best Houston suburbs and with good reason.


The Woodlands Map and Location


The Woodlands is located about 30 miles north of [https://houstonproperties.com/houston-neighborhoods/downtown).

The vast 43.9-square-mile master-planned community is nestled west of I-45, south of FM 1488, and northwest of [https://houstonproperties.com/houston-neighborhoods/spring), some miles outside the Beltway.

The Woodlands is divided into sections, with several neighborhoods. Some sections are dedicated to business, retail, and entertainment.

The Woodlands is under the 77380, 77381, 77382, 77384, 77385, 77354, 77375, and 77389 zip codes.

[https://old.houstonproperties.com/houston-neighborhoods#section-7) The Woodlands Map


The Woodlands Neighborhoods and Subdivisions


Grogan’s Mill. The village features Grogan’s Point, which features some of the most expensive The Woodlands homes. Grogan’s Point is known for its estates on large, expansive lots.

Panther Creek. The Woodlands’ second neighborhood, Panther Creek was opened in 1976. The village has Lake Woodlands to the east.

Cochran’s Crossing. Also named for the lumber mill, Cochran’s Crossing is home to The Woodlands High School. The village opened in 1983.

Indian Springs. Opened in 1984, the Village of Indian Springs lies north of Spring Creek and west of Panther Creek.

Alden Bridge. Located in The Woodlands’ northwest corner, Alden Bridge is just south of FM 1488 and Jones State Forest. The village opened in 1993.

College Park. Opened in 1995, the village is home to several schools, including the Lone Star College, Sam Houston State University-The Woodlands Center, and College Park High School, among others.

Sterling Ridge. Located east of FM 2978, Sterling Ridge opened in 2000 and is home to The Woodlands High School Ninth Grade Campus. Carlton Woods, a gated community, is located within the village.

Creekside Park. Opened in 2007, Creekside Park is one of The Woodlands’ newest developments. The village also features Carlton Woods Creekside, a gated community.

Town Center. The Woodlands Town Center is located just north of Grogan’s Mill, west of I-45. It is home to Market Street, The Waterway District, The Woodlands Mall, and The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion.

Map of The Woodlands


Neighborhoods Near The Woodlands TX


West of The Woodlands

Hufsmith
Tomball
Rose Hill
Stagecoach
Pinehurst
Magnolia

North of The Woodlands

Egypt
WG Jones State Forest
Conroe

East of The Woodlands

Woodloch
Sleepy Hollow
Chateau Woods
Rayford
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South of The Woodlands

[https://houstonproperties.com/houston-neighborhoods/spring)
Klein
Louetta
Willow
Houston


The Woodlands Schools


The Woodlands is zoned to three different school districts.

Most homes in the Woodlands within Montgomery County are zoned to the Conroe Independent School District.

Some homes in Sterling Ridge are zoned to the Magnolia Independent School District.

Creekside Park homes in Harris County are served by schools from the Tomball Independent School District.

Note: For a full list of schools in the area, please check our Best Houston Schools guide.*


Elementary Schools


- Buckalew Elementary School at 4909 West Alden Bridge Drive.
- Bush Elementary School at 7420 Crownridge Drive.
- Coulson Tough Elementary School at 11660 Crane Brook Drive.
- Creekside Forest Elementary School at 5949 Creekside Forest.
- David Elementary School at 5301 Shadowbend Place.
- Galatas Elementary School at 9001 Cochran’s Crossing Drive.
- Glen Loch Elementary School at 27505 Glen Loch Drive.
- Houser Elementary School at 27370 Oak Ridge School Road.
- Kaufman Elementary School at 2760 Northridge Forest.
- Lamar Elementary at 1300 Many Pines Drive.
- Oak Ridge Elementary School at 19675 I-45 South.
- Powell Elementary School at 7332 Cochran’s Crossing Drive.
- Ride Elementary School at 4920 W Panther Creek Drive.
- Sam K. Hailey Elementary at 12051 Sawmill Road.


Middle Schools


- Collins Intermediate School at 6020 Shadowbend Place.
- Deretchin Intermediate School at 11000 Merit Oaks Drive.
- Knox Junior High School at 12104 Sawmill Road.
- McCullough Junior High School at 3800 Panther Creek Drive.
- Mitchell Intermediate School at 6800 Alden Bridge Drive.
- Vogel Intermediate School at 27125 Geffert Wright.
- Wilkerson Intermediate School at 12312 Sawmill Road.
- York Junior High School at 3515 Waterbend Cove.


High Schools


- The Woodlands High School at 6101 Research Forest Drive.
- The Woodlands College Park High School at 3701 College Park Drive.
- Oak Ridge High School at 27330 Oak Ridge School Road.
- Oak Ridge High School 9th Grade Campus at 27310 Oak Ridge School Road.
- The Woodlands High School – Ninth Grade Campus at 10010 Branch Crossing Drive.
- Magnolia High School at 14250 FM 1488.
- Tomball High School at 30330 Quinn Road.


The Woodlands Houston Private Schools


The Woodlands also has several private schools within its borders. Here are some of them:

- John Cooper School at One John Cooper Drive.
- The Woodlands Preparatory School at 27440 Kuykendahl Road.
- The Woodlands Christian Academy at 5800 Alden Woods Drive.
- Center for Teaching & Learning at 5125 Shadowbend Place.
- Christ Community School at 1488 Wellman Road.
- Cunae International School at 25823 Gosling Road.
- Esprit International School at 4890 W Panther Creek.
- Hope Montessori School at 5125 Shadowbend Place.
- The Rubicon Academy at 14211 Horseshoe Bend.

To find an updated listing of all The Woodlands real estate zoned to any specific public school, please send an email to Paige Martin at PMartin@HoustonProperties.com with the property preference and budget that you’re working with.

Note: School zoning tends to change from year to year, the information provided above is accurate but not guaranteed. Please double-check by visiting the school’s website.*


The Woodlands Houston Real Estate Trends


The Woodlands Real Estate Trends

The Woodlands real estate has posted impressive appreciation rates over the last 10 years. Factors include new development in the area and the community’s continued popularity.

The community’s wide variety of housing options, great community amenities, and high quality of life are also major factors.

Note: Due to a large number of home types, neighborhoods, and smaller communities within the Woodlands, it’s better to check out real estate trends in specific areas. Email Paige Martin at PMartin@HoustonProperties.com for more information.

(Data sourced from the Houston Association of Realtors Multiple Listing Service and is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.)

For updated information regarding The Woodlands real estate pricing and trend analysis, please contact Paige Martin at PMartin@HoustonProperties.com.


The Woodlands Single-Family Home Sale Trends


As envisioned by George P. Mitchell, The Woodlands features a wide range of housing options, from affordable to luxury and from one-story traditional homes to grand estates.

Some of the master-planned community’s older homes are bungalows on mid-sized lots (by Houston standards).

Three- to four-bedroom floor plans are common, with home sizes ranging from 1,100 to 2,000 square feet.

New construction The Woodlands homes, on the other hand, are typically bigger, with 2-story 3- to 4-bedroom floor plans. Home sizes are between 1,500 to more than 3,500 square feet.

The Woodlands luxury real estate includes grand estates with up to 11 bedrooms, on sprawling 80,000 square-foot lots.

Some of the most expensive homes in the area can feature living spaces of up to 30,000 square feet and lot areas of more than 180,000 square feet.

Architectural styles vary, including French, Mediterranean, Modern, Contemporary, and Traditional designs.

The Woodlands single-family home prices can range from $130,000 to more than $15,000,000.


The Woodlands Townhomes Sale Trends


There are plenty of townhomes in The Woodlands, most of them new construction or recently constructed.

Neighborhoods like Sterling Ridge, Creekside Park, Alden Bridge, and Forest Lake feature townhomes in different floor plans and architectural styles.

The Woodlands townhomes are typically smaller, featuring 2 to 3 bedrooms, though larger properties can offer as many as 4. Home sizes can range from 1,500 to 3,700 square feet.

Prices for townhomes in the area start at around $150,000 and can go to more than $650,000.


The Woodlands Condo Sale Trends


Condos are a relatively new addition to The Woodlands’ housing options.

Multi-family developments, like One Lake’s Edge and The Millennium Six Pines, are located within The Woodlands’ mixed-use districts.

The luxury condo building features 84 units with one- to three-bedroom floor plans available. Floor areas range from 1,200 to more than 3,500 square feet. Units start at $650,000.

To see other condos within the Inner Loop, see [https://houstonproperties.com/houston-condos/inner-loop).


The Woodlands TX History


A brainchild of oil tycoon George P. Mitchell, The Woodlands started out as a suburban development. The master-planned community opened in 1974.

The Woodlands Corporation was previously under Mitchell Energy & Development and has changed hands a number of times over the years.

In 2011, it was acquired by the Howard Hughes Development Corporation.

Since opening its doors, The Woodlands has grown with a number of residential and commercial developments.

The community is divided into 9 distinct districts called villages, two of which are named after the Grogan-Cochran Lumber Mill which used to occupy the area.

Today, The Woodlands is home to a number of companies, neighborhoods, gated communities, outdoor entertainment venues, golf courses, and retail centers.


The Woodlands Townhomes Sale Trends


There are plenty of townhomes in The Woodlands, most of them new construction or recently constructed.

Neighborhoods like Sterling Ridge, Creekside Park, Alden Bridge, and Forest Lake feature townhomes in different floor plans and architectural styles.

The Woodlands townhomes are typically smaller, featuring 2 to 3 bedrooms, though larger properties can offer as many as 4. Home sizes can range from 1,500 to 3,700 square feet.

Prices for townhomes in the area start at around $150,000 and can go to more than $650,000.


Fun Things To Do In The Woodlands


The Woodlands features a lot of retail and entertainment options within its borders. Its villages offer parks and green spaces, along with other community amenities.

The Town Center’s main hotspots include The Woodlands Mall, The Woodlands Waterway, Market Street, and The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion.

The Woodlands Mall, located off Lake Woodlands Drive and I-45, has a gross leasable area of 1.35 million square feet. The mall has 5 anchor stores: JCPenney, Macy’s, Dillard’s, Nordstrom, and Forever 21.

As the name suggests, residents can also enjoy a water taxi or kayak ride at the Waterway.

Market Street is a pedestrian-friendly shopping center of around 70 stores and several restaurants.

Here are some of the beauty spots in and around The Woodlands:

Dining
Parks
Nightlife
Retail Centers and Grocery Stores
Golf

The Woodlands Map


The Woodlands Houston Realtor – Paige Martin


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