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Relocating to Houston Texas

January 31st, 2013


 

Relocating to Houston Texas

Relocating to Houston Texas

Thinking of moving to Houston TX? This is a great place to start. Here you can find invaluable information on the local Houston community, schools, climate, housing, sports and entertainment, cost of living, transportation and much more. We are experts in Houston neighborhoods and surrounding areas and are also Cartus Network Referral Specialists and look forward to helping you with your Houston home search. Feel free to email me or give me at call at (281) 773-0195 if you have any questions.


Houston is the fourth largest metropolitan city in the US and is quite diverse in culture and history. Founded in 1836 along the Buffalo Bayou corridor, Houston continues to be ranked one of the best cities in America to live in and raise a family.
  Here are some quick Houston facts (the list could go on and on):

  • We're home to the Texas Medial Center which is the largest one in the world with a top notch reputation.
  • There's no shortage of places to take your four-legged friends with our very own
    Houston Dog Park system that has a location convenient to most Houston locales.
  • We have two major airports, Hobby and Bush Intercontinental Airport.
  • We have the second lowest cost of living of any major metropolitan cities.
  • There are over eleven thousand restaurants to choose from and Houston's restaurant scene is thriving!
Relocating to Houston Texas

Check out Houston's other top rankings!

Cost of Living

In Houston, your dollar has a much higher buying power than virtually any other major metropolitan area in the country.

  • The Q2/09 ACCRA Cost of Living Index shows that Houston's overall after-taxes living costs are 11% below the nationwide average, largely due to housing costs that are 26% below the average.
  • In the context of the 27 participating metropolitan areas with more than 2 million residents, Houston's cost-of-living advantage is even more pronounced. Houston's housing costs are 42% below the average for the large metro areas, and its overall costs are 20% below the average for this group.

Temperature

If you live in Houston, you can golf and enjoy other outdoor activities year round.

  • Houston has normal daily temperatures ranging from the 40s (degrees Fahrenheit) and highs in the 60s in January to lows in the 70s and highs in the 90s in July.
  • Houston averages only 18.0 dates per year with low temperatures of 32°F or less; temperatures rarely reach 100°F. Most of the Houston MSA lies in a zone with 260-275 frost-free days per year. Precipitation
  • It's a safe bet that your days in Houston will be clear and mild: the annual precipitation rate is 47.84". Sunshine & Wind
  • Houston averages 59% of possible sunshine annually, ranging from 45% in January to 70%
     in July.
  • And there is usually a gentle breeze: Prevailing wind in Houston is south-southeasterly at a
     mean speed of 7.5 mph.
Relocating to Houston Texas

Houston Housing
The fourth largest metropolitan region in the country is also one of the best bargains when it comes to housing costs.

  • Houston's housing costs are more than 25% lower than the national average and 42% lower than the average of the 27 metro areas with more than 2 million residents.
  • Low housing costs and a low cost of living are the main reasons Houston's overall living costs are 11% below the nationwide average for places of all sizes and 20% below the large-metro average.
  • According to Apartment Data Services, the Houston region has over 550,000 apartments. Occupancy stood at 86.3% at the end of 2008, down 1.1 percentage points on the year,
    according to CB Richard Ellis.
  • The Houston residential real estate market currently has about 46,000 active listings.

Houston Sports
We have a sports team to meet just about anybody's sports needs along with top rated sports venues
 and arenas.

  • Houston Aeros (AHL Hockey) - play at home in the Toyota Center.

Providing you with the highest quality service is my top priority. So when you decide start looking at Houston for your next home, please feel to contact me @ jwilbur@cbunited.com or 713-866-7815
 and let's get started...because you deserve great service!

Disclaimer : The views and opinions expressed in this blog are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Houston Association of REALTORS®

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