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Why Houston?

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The question should be, "Why not Houston?" Houston is the fourth largest city in the United States and growing rapidly with a diverse ethnic population approaching 6 million people.

Jobs and Salaries

Houston is home to twenty three Fortune 500 companies and the world's largest medical center, the Texas Medical Center with an employment base of over 73,000. In 2007, it has been estimated that over 75,000 new jobs were created in the Greater Houston area. Click here to download a file showing salaries of over 60 jobs in Houston compared to Chicago, New York City, Orlando and San Francisco on a Gross and After Tax basis.

Cost of Living and Relocation

Houston's overall after-taxes living costs are 11% below the nationwide average, largely due to housing costs that are 26% below the national average, and lower grocery cost that are 22% below the national average. Houston is ranked in the top 5 for best cities for relocating singles and is ranked in the top 25 for best cities for relocating families.

Schools and Weather

The Houston Independent School District is the seventh largest school system in the United States. Its schools are dedicated to giving every student an enriched education through a rigorous core curriculum. The weather in Houston ranges from a high of 61 degrees in January to a high of 90 degrees in June allowing the outdoors to be enjoyed all year round.

Downtown Houston and Suburban Areas

In the heart of Downtown Houston are an array of restaurants, from fine dining to the local barbeque spot, featuring cuisines from around the world. The Downtown area is home to a six acre aquarium entertainment complex, art galleries and museums, the Financial, Medical & Theater Districts, exhibits and year round performances, professional sport teams, and the Galleria shopping center just minutes away.

Nearby downtown Houston are quiet, tree lined suburban areas where you can get away from life’s daily grind. These suburban areas feature some of the best school districts in all of Texas and offer many conveniences like family friendly dining and shopping. Houston has the best of both worlds--a dynamic city life and a quiet suburban life; including our future Master Planned residential communities a short drive away.


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