Katy could be a good answer for you guys. Great schools, inviting community and if you're working in the energy corridor, less than a 30 minute commute. And, depending, on what your size requirements and budget, there can be a reasonable selection out that direction. Houston has a bit of a housing crunch right now. So you will want to get with an agent who is willing to give you a lot of information in a hurry. Once you see the properties, you will need to be set to make a move in a hurry because houses are going fast here and if you aren't prepared, you can miss out on the ones that are GREAT. Bargains can be had if you're willing to work a little on the dream spot, but if not, be prepared to be aggressive when you're looking. Real Estate market right now is not for the faint at heart.
But I can help you get set up with a lender if needed, and set you down the path if you need a good agent!