The Woodlands is selected as one of ‘The Best Suburban Neighborhoods You Should Totally Move To’

By: Sean K. Thompson
| Published 06/28/2022


THE WOODLANDS, TX –, the wildly popular online media website covering food, drink, travel, and entertainment, recently released its top ten list of The Best Suburban Neighborhoods You Should Totally Move To,’ and The Woodlands is on that list. has warm fuzzies for The Woodlands

Group Nine Media, the company that owns Thrillist, had its New York City origins in 2004 and has merged with internet brands The Dodo, NowThis News, and Seeker to form the current digital media holding company that was recently acquired by Vox Media. The list was presented as part of Thrillist’s Hidden Gems section.

“Some suburbs have set themselves apart as cities of their own, boasting bustling downtowns full of art, culture, history, and award-winning restaurants,” said the article. “In 2022, many suburbs are redefining the suburban lifestyle… Today, suburbs can be sexy, if you know where to look.”

The list went into detail about the benefits of our Township:

The last time anything from Houston won back-to-back titles, Hakeem Olajuwon was dunking all over a hapless rookie named Shaquille O’Neal. But The Woodlands brought the dynasty spirit back to Southeast Texas, notching its second-consecutive designation as the best American city to live in this year. In a state as suburb-heavy as Texas, standing out is tough, but The Woodlands does it with an easy-living mix of natural landscapes, destination restaurants, and inescapable public art.

The city hosts a staggering 140 parks, 220 miles of hiking trails, and 1,800 acres of wilderness at the George Mitchell Nature Preserve. Once you’ve worked up a sweat, you can reward your efforts at TRIS, which sources its steaks from its own hybrid breed of cattle. Or try Corkscrew BBQ, one of the top barbecue joints in the H-Town area.

The Woodlands also serves as the summer home of the Houston Symphony, which performs during the warmer months in one of the best outdoor amphitheaters in the world at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Outdoor art abounds elsewhere, too, as you’ll find one of the country’s largest collections of public works dotting nearly every street. Make sure to stop and take a gander at The Dreamer—a sculpture of a man sleeping under the trees—and the Millenium Sculpture, a 32-foot stainless steel column standing over The Woodlands Waterway.

The Woodlands found itself in good company: other suburbs highlighted by the article included Coral Gables, Florida; Golden, Colorado; East Aurora, New York; and Alexandra, Virginia.

Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce president and CEO JJ Hollie was ‘surprised-not-surprised’ by the Township’s inclusion on the list. “It is such an honor for The Woodlands to be recognized as one of the best suburban neighborhoods to move to,” he said. “We are consistently seen as one of the best areas to be because of our strong economy, pro-business policies, and quality of life. The Chamber is proud to support this community.”

(Photo courtesy The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce)

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