The Houston area is full of many great places to live. Houston has sunny days, affordable housing, a low cost of living, no state income tax, diverse culture, and great food! The Woodlands, in particular, was rated one of Houston’s best suburbs. Read on to learn more about some of the best communities to relocate in the Houston area. 

Alden Bridge      

Alden Bridge is a community in the Woodlands located near Research Forest. Residents of Alden Bridge have a lot to do in their community. They have two shopping centers filled with stores and restaurants. They also have 25 different parks that include playgrounds, pools, lakes, picnic spots, and trails to walk. This community may be good for growing families or young couples. 

Carlton Woods 

Another great option to relocate in the area is Carlton Woods. This gated community is on a golf course. As residents of this community, homeowners benefit from golf course amenities such as resort-like pools, spa services, fitness centers, and, of course, golf! Just minutes away there are shopping options, and many small parks. This community has a prestigious, luxury feel and may be perfect for the avid country club goers or those looking to upscale their lives.  

Cochran’s Crossing    

If you like the idea of the country club feel, but you don’t want to be immersed in it, relocating to Cochran’s Crossing may be a good fit for you. Cochran’s Crossing has different home sizes and prices all located in the center of The Woodlands. Near to Lake Woodlands Drive and Research Forest, residents have quick access to The Woodlands Mall and great eats. This community is not in a golf course, but is instead located nearby The Woodlands Country Club, so you can still benefit from the country club amenities when you choose, but it does not have to be a part of your every day lifestyle. . 


Woodforest really has it all. Located in Montgomery, Texas, Woodforest has a great community feel all without sacrificing many of the benefits of being near a big city. Woodforest is located seven miles west of Interstate 45, making it far enough away that you won’t be bothered by the hustle and bustle of freeway traffic, but close enough that you are easily connected to other events and cities in Texas. Woodforest is home to two Texas school districts: Conroe Independent School District and Montgomery Independent School District. This neighborhood is also home to many nature walks, trails, and playgrounds. In fact, more than 700 acres of Woodforest is actually taken up by parks, recreational areas, sports fields, and open areas. This neighborhood is really its own community, containing its own sports complex: Stampede Sportsplex. Woodforest also has its own golf club. If you are looking to relocate to somewhere with true community and beauty without having to sacrifice location or amenities, Woodforest might just be the place for you. Read more about Woodforest and all it has to offer here. 

Griffin Realty Group works with clients in the Woodlands, Texas area to buy and sell homes. With communication as our top priority, we guide our clients through the complex world of real estate to help you have the best buying and selling process possible. Contact us today to learn more about relocating to the Houston area or buying in Woodforest.