Top 10 Reasons People Love Living in the Houston Area

Narrowing down the limitless reasons to the top 10 reasons people love living in the Houston area was tough. I asked many of my former clients, lots of friends and family, and other acquaintances around the community to get their thoughts. Here are the reasons in no particular order.

  1. The location – There are 4 major cities in Texas – Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, and Austin – but Houston is the only major coastal city.
  2. The food – Some of the best restaurants in the world are located in the area.
  3. The diversity
    • The Houston metro area has approximately 7.2 million people and ranks 95 out of 100 for diversity according to
  4. The culture
    • Houston is a multicultural city with a thriving international community supported by the third largest concentration of consular offices in the United States, representing 86 nations. In addition to historical Southeast Texas culture, Houston became the fourth-most populous city in the United States. (Culture of Houston Wiki)
  5. The housing options
    • No other major Texas city has the variety of housing options. There are beach homes, townhouses, condos, lakefront homes, gated golf course communities, multi-family residences, and acreage homes just to name a few.
  6. The employment options
    • Though almost every job exists in the area, Houston is medical, engineering, aerospace, and petroleum hub. Top employers include Memorial Hermann Health System, Houston Methodist, MD Anderson Cancer Center, and Shell Oil.
  7. The two major airports
    • William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) is located in south Houston. George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) is located in north Houston.
    • Fun fact: There is a 3rd airport called Ellington Airport. It supports the operations of the United States Military and NASA. It is also the home of the hugely popular annual Wings Over Houston Airshow.
  8. The entertainment and events
    • Every day in the Houston area is filled with things to do. There are professional sports teams including football and basketball. There are venues throughout the metro area that regularly host concerts, family shows, and plays. There are 19 museums in the Museum District, 55-acre Houston Zoo, and NASA Space Center.
  9. The schools
  10. The lifestyle options
    • Whether you’re looking to be the center of the downtown nightlife, more laid back in the suburbs, or on island time on the coast, we have it all and everything in between.

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