Accolades

Awards Received by The Woodlands Township

  1. 2022
  2. 2021
  3. 2020
  4. 2019
  5. 2018
  6. 2017
  7. 2016
  8. 2015
  9. 2014
  10. 2013
  • Best City to Live in America 2022 Opens in new windowThe Woodlands Township was named Best City to Live in America by Niche.com for the second year in a row. The Woodlands is also ranked in the top 10 by Niche.com in 2022 for the following:
    • Best Cities to Buy a House in America (#2 of 228)
    • Best Cities to Raise a Family in America (#2 of 228)
    • Cities with the Best Public Schools in America (#6 of 228)
    • Best Cities to Retire in America (#6 of 228). Read the press release.





  • Recycle Right TagThe Woodlands Township has received the prestigious 2022 Outstanding Public Education and Outreach Award by Keep Texas Beautiful for The Township’s Recycle Right program. The Beautify Texas Awards recognize the best efforts of working to enhance their community and protect the Lone Star State. The Recycle Right program is led by Township Environmental Services with the goal of keeping the recycling stream clear of contaminants. The program, launched in 2020, has reduced contamination of curbside recyclables by 30 percent (24.5 percent in 2019 to 17.2 percent in 2021). Recycle Right provides simple, straight-forward guidelines for residents of The Woodlands, clarifying what belongs in curbside recycle carts and, more importantly, what does not. Read the press release.





  • Aquatics Agency of the YearThe Woodlands Township Aquatics Division was named Agency of the Year (Class 1, Population of 75,000+) by the Texas Public Pool Council. The Agency of the Year designation recognizes exceptional efforts in providing aquatics facilities, programs and services to The Woodlands Township. Read the press release.




  • Texas TreeVenturesTexas TreeVentures was awarded “Innovative Program of the Year” from the Texas Recreation and Parks Society (TRAPS) East Region. Texas TreeVentures is a challenge by choice aerial adventure course located in The Woodlands, Texas on the campus of the Recreation Center at Rob Fleming Park. The course is directly adjacent to the expansive 1,800 acres of the George Mitchell Nature Preserve, which is home to abundant wildlife, several miles of wooded trails, and Spring Creek. Visit Texas TreeVentures.