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Everything You Need To Know
When Relocating To Houston, TX
If you’re looking for an expert in relocating to Houston, TX, you’re in the right place! Natasha Carroll Realty is the leading real estate team in the area. We love where we live and work, and we can’t wait to help you find a great place to live here in the dynamic and diverse city of Houston.
A Little About Houston, TX
Houston is an incredible mix of rich history and modern energy. As the largest city in Texas, Houston, and its busy port attract major businesses and corporations that keep the local and state economy extremely strong. In addition, Houston’s infrastructure is strengthened by three major airports.
Not only is Houston the state’s largest city, but Houston is also the 4th most populous city in the nation with a population of nearly 2.5 million people. The city takes pride in the fact that it’s the most ethnically diverse metropolitan area in the United States. At least 145 languages are spoken by Houston residents, according to the city.
The city is broken up into dozens of different neighborhoods, each with its own local flavor. Most areas are designated as either being inside or outside the “Loop” which is what locals call Interstate 610. Inside the Loop (or Inner Loop), you’ll find some of the city’s most popular neighborhoods. In the Southwest area of Houston, you’ll find Bellaire which boasts tree-lined streets, lots of parks to enjoy, and award-winning schools. Its central location makes convenient commuting to Texas Medical Center, Galleria, Downtown, and Energy Corridor.
If you’re looking for gated communities or luxury high-rise condos, then Briar Hollow is a good neighborhood to check out. East of Downtown or EaDo is great for those wanting to live downtown, and be close to the major employers, freeways, and entertainment. Northwest Houston boasts older planned communities, tree-lined streets with quaint bungalows, and neighborhoods like the Heights, and Garden Oaks.
Diverse neighborhoods make up the Northeast side of Houston with more affordable housing and communities focused on redevelopment like the Fifth Ward which has a deep cultural history.
- Commute 🚗 : Houston is not known for easy commutes. You’ll often find traffic clogged up on the major highways into and out of the city during the morning and evening commutes. You’ll need to give yourself AT LEAST 30 minutes to get just about anywhere. Houston has a bus system and the METRORail that help ease some of the congestion.
- Taxes: According to the city, Houston has a slightly higher tax compared to the state. Houston’s combined sales and use tax rate is 8.25 percent.
- Cost of Living 💵 : According to the Greater Houston Partnership, “Houston’s housing costs are 51.2 percent below the average and 11.5 percent below the average for all U.S. metros.”
- Weather ☀️ : Houston’s weather is considered a temperate sub-tropical climate, so get ready for the heat and humidity. Houston averages only 18 days per year with temperatures of 32°F or less and almost 100 days a year with high temperatures of 90°F or more. Hurricanes are not uncommon in Texas. Hurricane season runs from June to November with the peak months being August and September.
The city is served by the Houston Independent School District (HISD) which is the largest school district in the area with 288 schools.
If you are looking for an independent/private school, Houston has many available to choose from that will cater to your student’s needs and interests.
Employment in Houston
NASA is just one of many major employers in the Houston Area. Check out this list of some of the top employers in Houston.
- Memorial Hermann Healthcare System
- Shell Oil Co.
- The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
- University of Houston
- Texas Children’s Hospital
Things To Do In Houston
Living in a city as vibrant as Houston, there is always something to do! One of the main events that folks look forward to each year is the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. The annual 20-day rodeo and concert event is the biggest rodeo in the world!
Located on the northern edge of downtown Houston, you’ll find the Historic District with beautiful old homes on tree-lined streets. Visit the neighborhood’s Market Square Park for its dog run, green space, live music and events, and a cool sidewalk cafe called Niko Niko’s that serves up the best and most affordable Greek food in the city.
Finally, you can’t talk about Houston and not mention NASA’s Johnson Space Center which has served as “a hub of human spaceflight activity for more than half a century”. You can explore The Space Center Houston which is a science museum and visitor center for NASA.
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Natasha Carroll Realty Can Save You Time, Money and Headaches In The Relocation Process
At Natasha Carroll Realty, we understand that real estate is usually the single largest financial decision most people make. We can help you not only find the right house, land, or commercial building you’re looking for… but we’ll help you avoid common pitfalls and mistakes that come with less experienced realtors. If you’re ready to buy a house in Houston, TX, give us a call! We’ll make relocating to Houston easy and as stress-free as possible. We have connections all over the Houston area, so we can not only help you find a home to purchase, but we can also help you find other resources that will make the transition smooth and hassle-free! We can’t wait to show you around and introduce you to the city we love!
Houston Homes For Sale
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