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Best Family-Friendly Neighborhoods in Houston, TX

November 22, 2023
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If you’re one of the estimated 85,000 people moving to Houston this year, chances are you have done some research on which part of the city you want to live in. With 9 counties making up the greater Houston area, there are tons of places to move to, but finding a neighborhood that’s safe and convenient for you and your family is paramount. We consider a neighborhood to be ideal if it has affordable housing options and is conveniently located near good schools and workplaces among other things. Here are our top 3 picks for the best family-friendly neighborhoods in Houston!

Central Southwest

As the name suggests, the Central Southwest neighborhood is located in–you guessed it–southwest Houston! Central Southwest has the traditional suburban feel that many families with children often look for, and there is a nice variety of activities to do in and around the neighborhood. Plus, the neighborhood is located only a few miles south of downtown Houston, so if you plan on commuting in and out of the city frequently, living close by can help reduce your travel time. One community in Central Southwest that offers residents a comfortable living experience is the Maxfield Place rental home community, which features newly-built single-family homes that have enough space for the whole family to enjoy. 


One of the most affluent neighborhoods in the city, Memorial is an excellent area to live in if you value a more upscale living experience for you and your family. Luxurious shopping centers, lush outdoor parks, and gorgeous homes line the central streets of Memorial, so there is a lot to explore and enjoy. Plus, Memorial is home to Houston’s Energy Corridor, a business district that’s home to several notable energy companies. If you are employed by a company in the Energy Corridor, living in Memorial would give you a short commute. Memorial features a wonderful blend of urban and suburban environments, and if you’re looking for a home for rent that features the best of both worlds, check out the Wycliffe Heights rental home community! This townhome community was built recently and features spacious floor plans and a community-oriented living experience that’s perfect for young families. 

Green Oak Park

Located just west of Interstate 45 and 18 miles north of Downtown Houston, Green Oak Park is a neighborhood that features beautiful tree-lined streets and a friendly vibe. Green Oak Park is served by Aldine ISD and has several high-quality public and private schools in the area, so this is a great neighborhood to move to if you have young children. There are also plenty of fun things to do around the neighborhood, such as the nearby Green Oak Park that the neighborhood is named after. If you’re looking to get the best rental home experience in Green Oak Park, check out the Acorn Meadow rental home community! Acorn Meadow features beautiful homes and a well-maintained neighborhood that gives families close access to Houston in a quiet setting.

No Matter Where You Move in Houston, HomeSite Has You Covered!

Houston, Texas is a popular city for families to move to thanks to its diverse neighborhoods and attractive housing prices, but the process of searching for your next home can be a tedious one. Looking through dozens of listings online can quickly get tiring, but at HomeSite Residential, we strive to make your Houston home search easier. Our three rental home communities offer a family-friendly living experience that gives you the ability to live in a beautiful home without the burden of a mortgage. Contact our team today to learn more about our easy application process!

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