One thing you don’t want to hear from your moving company, when moving to Houston, Texas, is “Houston, we’ve got a problem!”. This southern city in the large state of Texas is known for its oil and for NASA.
Houston is a city filled with many young people. The average age of locals is 33 years of age.
The city knows how to create a friendly environment to attract businesses who hire. Houston generally enjoys steady job growth. Urban sprawl is a result of continued growth in the city. With more than two million residents, Houston is the largest city in the state of Texas, and is the fourth largest city in America.
Arts, culture, and theatre prevail in portions of downtown Houston. There is a very popular performing arts and theatrical district.
Houston has been nicknamed Space City, because of its role in the space program. It is also called H-Town, shortening its full name of Houston.
Oil rigs and offshore drilling is plentiful in Houston. Marketing campaigns have coined the city as “Energy Capital of the World”.
Before you relocate to the area, you’ll want to make sure you have a reliable automobile. Because the area is so vastly spread out, cars are the most popular means of transportation in the city. There is also a METRO rail and bus system as well as areas that are convenient to walk and bicycle. There are also seven miles of skywalks and tunnels that connect tall high rise buildings and shops downtown.
The hub of business, entertainment and culture is downtown. The downtown Houston area also provides several greenways and parks for residents to enjoy.
Some other neighborhoods to consider moving into in the Houston area include Greenway and Upper Kirby, where you will find townhomes, lofts, apartments, and high rises. Neartown-Montrose offers interesting architecture and ability to walk to enjoy museums and food stores. Midtown is the best location if you want to walk, and it is also culturally diverse. Another walking friendly area is Binz, where you will find a mix of college students and professionals.