A suburban family
Affordable Cost of Living
Despite a thriving economy and being the fourth largest city in the country, Houston's cost of living is 10 percent lower than the national average. Contributing to the city’s cost of living is the cost of housing which is 22 percent lower than the national average.
A Houston lakeside bridge at fall time
The Gulf Shore and beaches of Galveston, Texas are just 40 miles from Houston. If beaches and the ocean aren’t on the agenda, historic San Antonio is also a short drive away.
A Galveston pier with amusement park rides
A Texas interstate road
Unique, World Class Museums
Houston's Museum of Fine Arts is among the nation’s largest, and one of the best collections of American decorative art and furniture. If that’s not on the agenda for you, explore one of our other 19 museums in the 1.5 mile Houston Museum District radius.
A green park with a lake and the Houston skyline in the distance
Abundance of Green Space
Houston has over 50,000 acres of parks and green space, making it third in the nation in acreage per capita.
A Houston NASA museum
Thriving Research & Development
With a NASA Operations Center and more medical research centers per capita than any other city in the U.S., it’s not that odd to run into an astronaut or a rocket scientist.
Harris Health System Ben Taub Hospital, a modern red brick building
Lively Social Scene
Home to four major sports teams, the city also has three world-class arenas, attracting music artists from around the globe.
A crowd cheering for a live performance
Embedded in the vast metropolis Houston is today, is a storied history. As the first capital of the state of Texas, Houston's history is at the very root of the history and development of the state of Texas itself.