My two cents:
I guess if you still have school aged kids, you might be better off in the Montgomery School ISD or Spring ISD, not sure of the borders. They seem to rank higher than the area that Im in (Humble Atascocita). I work in the development/homebuilding arena and have spent many years throughout all parts of Houston, so I get a good feel. The Woodlands is very nice, lots of good shopping, some of the nicer areas towards the back tend to be very time consuming in getting to the "front of the woodlands"(Near I-45), some areas can take up to 35 minutes in the morning, mainly due to the population density. The ovrall trajectory for development over the next 5-7 years is up 59 towards Cleveland with fill in developments between 59 and 45 along 1314 and 242. A large developer out of Dallas has bought 21,000 acres of land outside of Cleveland for the next major master planned community, which in other parts of the country would be considered a suburb, in Houston it usually means, next to be annexed. Land values have tripled in just 2 years outside the Cleveland area. This will be the direction many major homebuilders will take. If this is a short term transfer(Less than 5 years) I would consider an area away from any new home developments, as the building industry is going to shake up like we have never seen it( 6 of the top ten builders will be bankrupt in the next 6 months). So stay away from new home areas unless you plan to be there for awhile. Kingwood is very nice and the areas of Humble along West Lake Houston between Beltway 8 and 1960 are another area of tremendous new growth and shopping development. The areas would be called Lakeshore, Waters Edge, Summerwood. A little less pricey than the Woodlands, and close to the NHRA drag strip, just ten minutes. Magnolia is a good area of the Lake Conroe area FYI. Let me know if I can help with any home info...Many builders are taking 30% off across the board right now, you can pretty much name your price on inventory homes..
BTW I need an SC so you dudes with 50 of em back off so I can get just one...trying to find something inexpensive to work on with my son. I had a 89 /5Speed/Black/Grey Leather/ bought with 9k miles..wanted to find something close to that, every one I find the seller flakes out in some way shape or form, no one ever seems to have a title.