Blooming Houston suburb lands No. 1 ranking in best cities to live in the U.S.

The Woodlands is a two-time champion in's ranking of the best cities to live in the U.S.

The Houston suburb, home to more than 114,000 people, lands at No. 1 on this year's list of the best cities to live, repeating its ranking from 2021. The Woodlands ranked second in 2020. Niche specializes in supplying data, reviews, and ratings of schools, colleges, and universities in the U.S.

In a 2021 news release about the Niche rankings, Gordy Bunch, chairman of The Woodlands Township, described his community as "a dynamic hometown within a natural forest" that is known for "its balance between man and nature."

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