People are relocating to Houston from around the country and the world, and why not? It’s a great place to live with an excellent quality of life, comparatively low cost of living, a host of employment opportunities, plenty to do and diverse real estate options.
Low Cost of Living
Recently, Houston was recognized as having one of the lowest costs of living of the top 29 major-metropolitan areas of over two million people. This means you get more for your money by living in Houston. You get access to all the great amenities of one America’s greatest cities at a fraction of the cost of other cities.
A Strong Local Economy
Houston’s economy is still going strong despite the recent recession. Built on the oil and gas industry, Houston has expanded its economic base without forgetting its origins. Today, there are a variety of industries within the Houston area such as technology, design, entertainment, sports management and import and export to name a few. Top-Quality Schools
Education is important to the people of Houston, and that is why it is home to many of the top schools in Texas. Over 57 percent of Houston’s public schools have been recognized by the state of Texas as Exemplary or Recognized. In addition to the public school system, there are many excellent private schools in the area. There are also 17 colleges and universities within the metro area as well as dozens of community colleges.
Plenty of Recreation Opportunities
Work and school, while important, do not make a city great. What makes a city great is the life it offers its residents, and Houston excels in that department. For those who appreciate the fine arts and culture, there are many recognized theaters, museums and galleries. Houston’s over 7,500 restaurants and night spots are routinely featured in national magazines and “must-experience spots.” A fan of sports? The Astros, Texans, Rockets and Dynamos wow professional sports fans on a regular basis. For those who love the outdoors, there is ample opportunity to enjoy a round of golf, a day on the lake or a walk in the park. Regardless of your particular pleasure, you can find it here in Houston.
Diverse Housing Options
You can find all types of properties in the Houston-metro area. Here you can find modern lofts, traditional neighborhoods full of established single-family homes, master-planned communities and even massive Texas style ranches. No matter you age or station in life, there is somewhere in Houston for you.
And that is why for the fourth consecutive year, Houston ranks number one on U-Haul’s annual “Top 50 US Destination Cities.”