HOUSTON

 

Would you like to live in the city that is #2 on Travel + Leisure’s America’s Favorite Cities List? What about the city that is #3 on their America’s 20 Most Cultured Cities List? If so, you’re in luck because in both cases, we’re talking about Houston!

In addition to being one of the most populous cities in the U.S. with a population of over 6 million, Houston is the largest city in the South and the Southwest. The city has a thriving Theater District with four venues that are home to a number of performing arts organizations including the Houston Grand Opera. The Houston Museum of Natural Science, the Children’s Museum of Houston and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, are just three of the popular museums in the Museum District. Houston also is home to several professional sports teams – the Houston Rockets in basketball, the Houston Astros in baseball, the Houston Texans in football and the Houston Dynamo in soccer.

Affordable real estate, a strong economy and a diverse population draw many people to Houston. Over 90 languages are spoken in and around the Houston area and 22% of residents are foreign born (compared to 13% for the U.S. as a whole). In the business arena, Houston is third in the U.S. in the number of Fortune 500 companies headquartered in the metro area.

With a low cost of living, a strong emphasis on higher education and an abundance of parks and green space, Houston offers something for everyone. There are over 60,000 acres of parkland and 14 major institutions of higher learning in the Houston area. In addition, Houston is considered one of the top cities for new graduates and one of the best cities for young entrepreneurs.