The Woodlands Real Estate Guide

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 about 30 miles north of Downtown Houston. It is also considered one of the best Houston suburbs.

The Woodlands is popular for its:

Due to the township’s large area and number of smaller communities and neighborhoods, The Woodlands real estate market can be challenging to navigate.

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

4 Beds, 3 Baths
27 Winhall Place
5 Beds, 4 Baths
27 Floral Vista Drive
3 Beds, 2 Baths
15 Garden Lodge Place
4 Beds, 3 Baths
178 Golden Autumn Place
4 Beds, 2 Baths
107 S. Village Knoll Circle
4 Beds, 3 Baths
14 Scenic Mill Place

The Woodlands Homes For Rent

3 Beds, 2 Baths
175 Merryweather Place
5 Beds, 2 Baths
16 Mellow Leaf
3 Beds, 2 Baths
18 Jarvis Row Circle
3 Beds, 2 Baths
3 W. Stony Bridge Court
3 Beds, 2 Baths
30 Hidden Meadow Drive
3 Beds, 2 Baths
63 Winter Wheat 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 and ExxonMobil.

The Woodlands is known for its:

The Woodlands residents enjoy a 1,700-acre nature preserve and several lakes and ponds. Some neighborhoods feature homes in gated communities, greenbelts, lake areas, and golf courses.

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 excellent amenities for indoor and outdoor activities.

Several dining and retail centers, and other commercial establishments are within the area.
Golf Courses - Canongate Woodlands
- The Trails (North & West Courses) at the Woodlands Country Club
- The Tournament at The Woodlands Country Club
Run / Bike Trails Running/Biking/Hiking Trails:

- George Dohner Track Shed
- The Woodlands Waterway
- Flintridge Trail
- Nature Trails


- Alden Bridge Sports Park
- Northshore Park
- Bear Branch Park
- Ridgewood Park
- Shenandoah Park
- Shadowbend Park
- Mystic Forest Park
- George Mitchell Preserve
- Clark's Linear Park
- Montgomery Country Preserve
Nearby Retail / Dining Retail Shops:

- The Woodlands Mall
- Lake Woodlands Plaza
- Market Street
- Pinecroft Center
- Lake Woodlands Crossing


- Babin's Seafood House
- Schilleci's New Orleans Kitchen
- Landry's Seafood House
- Saltgrass Steak House
- Lupe Tortilla Mexican Restaurant
- Sweet Paris Creperie & Cafe
- Black Walnut Cafe
- Starbucks
- First Watch
- Another Broken Egg Cafe


- Cinemark 17 and XD
- Star Cinema Grill
- Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park
- The Goose's Acre Bistro & Irish Pub
- Baker St. Pub & Grill
- Bar Louie - The Woodlands
- Local pour
- Mahoney's
- Chili's Grill & Bar
- TGI Fridays


- H-E-B
- Whole Foods Market
- Kroger
- Harvest Market Gosling Rd.
- Trader Joe's
Major Employers - Chevron
- Wells Fargo
- United Airlines
- ExxonMobil

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

The Woodlands homes are zoned to Conroe Independent School District (ISD).

Conroe ISD serves most of The Woodlands (some areas are under Magnolia and Tomball ISDs). The school district is “Recognized” by the Texas Education Agency. The Woodlands is near 12 elementary, 2 middle, and 2 high schools.

Elementary Schools

Middle Schools

High Schools

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

Note: For more detailed information on specific schools zoned to different The Woodlands areas, please refer to our Houston Schools Guide OR email me.

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 Real Estate Market

The Woodlands Single-Family Home Sale Trends

The Woodlands features a wide range of housing options for single-family homes. The community offers affordable and luxury homes. Traditional homes, bungalows, and grand estates are also available.

Homes at The Woodlands offer three-to-four-bedroom floor plans. It includes home sizes ranging from 1,100 to 3,500 square feet.

The Woodlands luxury homes include grand estates with up to 11 bedrooms. It features living spaces of up to 30,000 square feet. While 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 which are new and recently constructed. The Woodlands townhomes are smaller compared to single-family homes.

It features 2 to 3 bedrooms, though larger properties have a median of 4 bedrooms. Home sizes can range from 1,100 to 4,000 square feet.

Architectural styles include traditional designs. Prices for townhomes in the area start at around $150,000 and can go to more than $1.3M.

The Woodlands Condo Sale Trends

Condos are a new addition to The Woodlands’ housing options. It includes One Lake’s Edge and The Millennium Six Pines Condos.

The luxury condo building features 84 units with one- to two-bedroom floor plans. Floor areas range from 670 to more than 1,200 square feet.

Architecture styles include traditional designs. Units start at $150,000 to more than $220,000.

The Woodlands TX History

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

The Woodlands Corporation was under Mitchell Energy & Development. In 2011, it belonged to the Howard Hughes Development Corporation.

The community has 9 distinct districts called villages. Two of these are named after Grogan-Cochran Lumber Mill, which used to occupy the area.
Since its opening, The Woodlands has grown many residential and commercial developments.

Today, The Woodlands is home to many companies, neighborhoods, and gated communities. It features outdoor entertainment venues, golf courses, and retail centers.

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 community has indoor and outdoor recreational facilities for its residents.

Golf courses such as Canongate Woodlands are nearby. The Trails and The Tournament at Woodlands Country Club are also near the community.

Here are some of the must-visits in The Woodlands:


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