Houston is very spread out, and if you are not familar with the traffic flow you could spend much of your quality "family time" driving to and from work. My first question to you would be: Where are you commuting to work to? And from there, there are MANY outstanding master planned communities here in and around the Houston area. Some of my favorites for families are: Cinco Ranch, Woodlands, Bridgelands, Telfair, Eagle Springs. Each of these are on different sides of Houston, so depending your drive to and from work, one of these will work for you! Good Luck!