The saying goes: Keep Austin Weird, Dallas Pretentious, and Houston Rich. That is a good summary as of why so many people move to Houston, Texas. More recently Houston is known for great food. It’s the 4th largest city in the U.S. and it’s population are some of the heaviest for a reason. Also Houston is one of the most philanthropic cities in the U.S., even more so than New York.
Here you’ll find 10 reasons to fuel your keenness to move to this amazing city.
10. The weather
It almost never snow. If you hate cold weather, ¡rejoice!. It’s just snowed 38 times since it started being recorded back in 1895, that’s according to ABC13-KTRK.
It’s the city in which Air Conditioning is a must, since it’s hot and humid.
9. The Astrodome
The Astrodome is considered a masterpiece of architectural achievement. It doesn’t matter how expensive and old it gets, people consider it a wonder to behold. It was home to the Houston Astros for over three decades, reason for which is a historical place more than just a building.
Many buildings in the nation don’t have the same luck, despite of treasuring a great deal of history, they are still torn down. I applaud the people of Houston for this and hope it sticks around longer until they figure out what to do with it.
This is by far one the greatest music venues you can ever visit. In the late 80’s and the late 90’s I saw The Replacements, The Pogues, and even caught the Nine Inch Nails a year or so after those two.
Each time we, as a long distance moving company, had to move someone to Houston their top reason was the existence of this club. I still love this place, even though a girl once threw up on my leg while watching the Red Hot Chili Peppers. That gross episode of my life does not over-weigh my love for this cool place.
Arguing over which barbecue place is best, is standard conversation in Houston. Like I’ve written in previous articles, Texas is home to one the best barbecue places. I could do a whole series of articles on that. I love the taste, I love the smell of barbecue, it just drives me crazy. My wife was looking at perfume one time, in a department store and she asked me which scent I liked the most on women; I said “barbecue sauce”─put some of that behind your ear, it’s game on, and you may want to stretch out, cuz it’s going to get a little strange.
Many people look primarily at the quality of education before considering to move to a new place. Here that’s no problem. Keeping in mind that this is the fourth largest city in the U.S. most major cities have horrible grades (Notice I did not put all but most) in the education department, Houston gets an A rating. After you graduate Highschool, you have two high quality universities to choose from; The University of Houston, which is ranked among the most beautiful campuses in the country and Rice University. These are just some of the local ones but these are some great educational places to go to.
5. The Houston Tunnel System
A lot of Houston locals may not see this one as cool but I do. 20 feet beneath the streets of downtown Houston exists a network of tunnels and pathways that make up the Houston tunnel system. Like the above-ground portion of the city, the Houston tunnel system is filled with restaurants, shopping venues, things like that. It also expands on the surface level of the city with elevated sky-walks.
Houston is one of the most diverse cities in the United States. Everyone uses the word diversity just like their go-to phrase whenever they’re describing anything but it fits well here since Houston actually proves it. A couple of years ago they had a lesbian mayor and nobody made a scandal out of it. So, in a nutshell, they have ethnical and preferential diversity, so that make the many cultures to only mean one good thing; Great food!
3. Texas medical center
Houston is serious about its medical health care industry. If you doubt this, consider the fact that they have the world’s largest Medical Center.
The Texas Medical Center originally established in 1945. It’s one of the most complex medical centers in the world and all of its components are non-profit. They’re only looking to provide medical technology and treatment for future generations. That’s really amazing. We could say that Houston is one of the best places to get sick, so if you’re like an old coal miner who retired already from Kentucky or West Virginia, you might want to pack up and move to Houston.
According to Business Insider Houston it is the number one job creator, as far as major cities go. If you can’t find a job in Houston right now, you are not looking honestly. If you really want a job, turn off the play-station and quit that coach-potato life-style and wear something besides boxer shorts and find a job. Houston has a lot of options for you.
Housing costs are ridiculously low compared to other major cities in the United States. They were low before the hurricane and are even lower now. The median home price is 26% lower than the national average and it’s actually 59% lower than all other major cities in the United States. The average home price is about 137 thousand dollars. Again this is a striking low price when considering the housing cost in cities like New York, Manhattan, etc.
Houston is a great place to live. You have jobs, good medical care, great education and relatively low housing costs. So, wait no more, pack up and move to Houston. You can get a free estimate on how much would it be to move from where ever you are to Houston.