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If you’re native to the Texas region, you’ve probably heard of The Woodlands before, especially since it’s one of Houston’s most popular destinations to ever exist. With offerings that rival the nation’s most talked about cities, The Woodlands was designed for those who seek great experiences and wish to revel in top-tier amenities, globally-ranked venues and hidden gems scattered across the property’s 28,000 tree-filled acres. All this to say, it’s no wonder The Woodlands was named the best place to live in the U.S. for the second year in a row.


According to Niche.com and the Houston Chronicle, The Woodlands ranked high for public schools, housing, jobs, outdoor activities, diversity, as well as health and fitness this year. It was also named the nation’s second-best city to buy a house and raise a family in. If you’re interested in experiencing what the region’s hype is all about for yourself, Empire has four North Houston communities located just a short drive away from The Woodlands. Now’s your chance to discover what each of them have to offer and make the move to a home (and community) that’s shiny and new.

Boasting over 3,000-acres, Audubon is poised to become one of the most dynamic master-planned communities in Magnolia to live, work and play. Just a stone’s throw away from Houston, The Woodlands and College Station, shopping, entertainment and dining opportunities are always within reach. With commercial retail spaces and an on-site school proposed, Audubon’s amenities reflect what you value most. Walking trails and parks just a 5-minute walk from home make every moment dear, and allow you to explore the community’s natural wonders just outside your door.

With recreational lakes, over 30 miles of walking and biking trails, and an 18-hole semi-private golf course on site, The Highlands is where the beauty of nature melds seamlessly with the fulfillment of home. An exceptional master-planned community in Montgomery County, The Highlands offers something for everyone, with amenities that include an event lawn, fitness center, playground, waterpark, lazy river and tennis courts.

An intimate community in desirable Conroe, Venetian Pines is a nature-rich community with a focus on family connection. Relish afternoons spent exploring the lush winding trails woven throughout the community, or spend downtime fishing at the pond. And for when a more urban adventure calls, the community is conveniently located near Airport Road and Loop 336 for easy access to top shopping, dining and recreation opportunities. Did we mention that it’s also zoned to the prestigious Conroe ISD?

Come home to Harper’s Preserve — a unique master-planned community surrounding a 160-acre forested preservation area with an endless supply of natural beauty around you. Revel in a rich on-site amenity package that includes a resort-style pool, splash pad, wildlife garden, as well as walking trails and park areas too. An elementary school and HEB store is also located on the community’s grounds. The community is conveniently located near Interstate 45 North and State Highway 242; major employment centers; and world-class shopping, dining and recreational options; making this the perfect destination to work, live and play.

Learn more about what makes our North Houston communities so great. Feel free to connect with our New Home Specialist, Virginia, to answer any questions you may have by clicking into the pop-up on the lower right-hand side of the page.


Photo courtesy of: Business Facilities (The Woodlands Hero Image).


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