Posted by Karen Schieb in Houston, Home Building Industry

Moving to the Houston, TX area? Find out what homeowners love about the most sought-after suburbs around this large Texas city.

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The Best Places to Live in the Houston Area

From the plethora of well-known, master-planned communities to the never-ending activities awaiting families, singles, and retirees alike in these fantastic locations, you’ll quickly discover why M/I Homes has hand-selected the following suburbs for our new home construction throughout Greater Houston.

Missouri City, Texas

This is a highly rated suburb with good school district, perfect for families. Residents of all ages and lifestyles will appreciate the diversity found in Missouri City.

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New Caney, Texas

Take advantage of the affordability and growth in New Caney, touted for its stress-free commute times, copious trails and parks, and highly rated schools. New Caney residents have so many exciting activities to look forward to—both within the city limits as well as just a short drive away.

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Alvin, Texas

Tucked away and sought after for its affordability and close by major conveniences in Houston, Sugar Land, and The Woodlands, this small but mighty town will welcome you with open arms and keep your calendar full of community events.

Cypress, Texas

Beloved for its extremely coveted master-planned community, Bridgeland, Cypress is a very popular destination for many Texas homebuyers. Among its most desirable features are its top-rated school districts, its easy commute to Downtown Houston, and its nearly endless things to do.

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Rosenberg, Texas

There is so much to see, do, and enjoy about this fantastic area. From its bustling downtown to its historic charm, this Texas gem lies just minutes away from Sugarland and many other nearby hotspots. You’ll love being able to hop in the car and get to anything you might need in 90 minutes or less.

Magnolia, Texas

For a small-town feel, explore Magnolia, a comparatively rural option that allows its residents to escape the busyness of more populated areas, yet remain in close proximity to life’s necessities. An excellent choice for families, Magnolia’s school district is among the best in Texas.

Magnolia, TX

Baytown, Texas

This thriving city benefits from multiple successful industries, due to its ideal location with multiple ports. Baytown’s rich history, lovely scenery, and convenient accessibility via major highways and the Fred Hartman Bridge feed into the many reasons why homeowners choose this Houston suburb.

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Hitchcock, Texas

Ideally situated between Houston and Galveston, this burgeoning city provides multiple school districts and colleges, lots of outdoor activities, and plenty of opportunities for singles, families, or downsizers with its affordability and high quality of life.

Conroe, Texas

Conroe is a special town that affords residents a quieter pace of life still close to all major conveniences, being effortlessly close to I-45 and Grand Parkway. Enjoy natural beauty at Lake Conroe and Sam Houston National Forest, affordable neighborhoods, and more to love about Conroe. It's also been designated as a Texas Music Friendly Community by the Office of the Governor.

Fulshear, Texas

A great choice for those wanting to live in the Katy area but in a quieter location, Fulshear is known for its friendly residents, rolling prairieland, and desirable connectivity to major cities.

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Activities Around Houston

Living near such a major city means having a long list of cool local gems to check out in your new hometown and its surrounding areas!

Community Events

To really soak in some of the most special benefits of Houston, you’ll enjoy immersive food, fine arts, and cultural events that take place each year here.

Perfect for date night adventures, group outings, and family excursions, you’re sure to find a Houston event that speaks to your interests.

Family-Friendly Things to Do

Escape the Texas heat indoors at one of the many malls, theaters, escape rooms, or other attractions throughout the area, or enjoy a trip to one of the many splashpads, lakes, and waterparks!

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Here are some family-favorite activities to check out:

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The Great Outdoors of Texas

Between the lakes, the parks, the outdoor sports, and even the challenging ziplining courses, this is a great selection for the outdoor enthusiast.

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Here are some must-see outdoor attractions:

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Ready to learn more about moving into an M/I Homes community in Greater Houston? Hear some answers to our most frequently asked questions about the process and let us help you find the best place for you in the Houston area.


Karen Schieb


Karen Schieb has been with M/I Homes since its entry into the Houston market. As an Internet Sales Manager and a Houston native, Karen is an expert on new homes in the area and genuinely cares about finding the best homes for her clients. With a keen eye for detail, Karen also has excellent taste and a wide breadth of knowledge on all the latest home designs. When not helping M/I prospects find their dream homes or tackle their next DIY home project, Karen is either in LA visiting her daughter, Natalie, or can be found playing pool.

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