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The Woodlands Ranked Second Best City to Live in America

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THE WOODLANDS, TX – The Woodlands has been ranked the Second Best City to Live in America for 2020, according to the popular ranking, review, and statistics analyzing website Niche. The 2020 ranking is higher than last year’s, when The Woodlands was named Fourth Best City to Live in America. Overall, The Woodlands received a grade of A+, based on several factors.

Elements of cities that are considered in the rankings include:

  • Public Schools
  • Crime & Safety
  • Housing
  • Nightlife
  • Good for Families
  • Diversity
  • Jobs
  • Weather
  • Cost of Living
  • Health & Fitness
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Commute

Niche’s Best Cities to Live ranking provides a comprehensive assessment of the overall livability of an area. This rank takes into account several key factors of a location, including the quality of local schools based on key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education. Other sources, such as the U.S. Census, FBI, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and CDC are considered.




The ranking also includes crime rates, housing trends, employment statistics, and access to amenities in an attempt to measure the overall quality of an area. Data is collected and analyzed from dozens of rankings factors from federal and local government datasets. The statistics represent the most recent data available. The reviews and data are scored and standardized so that each place is comparable.

The same methodology is used to produce the overall grade for each ranked place. Using this information, The Woodlands received its A+ grade.

In addition to being ranked the Second Best City to Live in America, The Woodlands received other high rankings, including:

  • #2 Best City to Raise a Family in America
  • #3 Best City to Buy a House in America
  • #7 Best Public Schools in America
  • #8 Best City to Retire in America

Source: Niche