Reasons to Live in Houston
Texans are known to be proud of their state. Houston is the largest city in Texas and and the metro area is home to 5.95 million people based on the 2010 census. That many people cannot be wrong!
Houston is one of the greatest cities to live in because:
As a native Houstonian that has also experienced living in another city, I am in a position to truly appreciate the amenities that Houston boasts. The number one thing that Houston has to offer is how international it truly is, which means that there is something for everyone here. The city is comprised of so many different cultures and ethnic groups which translates to great cultural diversity and excellent choices for lunch!
There are annual festivals that celebrate heritage and also make a great family outings: Palestinian Festival, Greek Festival, Bayou City Arts Festival, Dragon Boat Festival to name a few. More than 90 languages are spoken throughout the Houston area. My husband always comes back from Home Depot saying that he heard three or four languages spoken during a fifteen minute home improvement task run. I am so proud to live a diverse city and have my children growing up with the knowledge that there is a whole world out there, and they are able to sample it right here in Houston.
The Rodeo is also a fun annual event which has more than just mutton racing. The world’s largest livestock show and rodeo attracts more than 2.2 million visitors each year. There is an entire section for kids where they can get interactive at the petting zone, go inside a “honey comb,” see a live bee hive, (encased in glass) and plant sunflower seeds to gain basic understanding of the life cycle of a plant. Here we are feeding a pig.
The Museum District is also a wonderful place to explore and the Houston Museum of Natural Science is continually hosting different traveling exhibits. The one that has caught my eye and has been plastered on billboards up and down our freeways is Mummies of the World.
Houston is sprawling and has a strong economy. The broad industrial base in the energy, aeronautics, and technology industries provide a unique headquarters for many successful companies. Only New York City is home to more Fortune 500 headquarters.
You can literally drive fifty miles outside of “Houston,” and still be in Houston. This adds value to our city because if you want to raise your family in a master planned living community with amenities it is available in Katy or Kingwood. If you are seeking shorter commute times with great schools, Spring Branch is a great option.
There are affordable home options to fit every budget which gives you the ability to explore what the city has to offer.