Houston is known for many things, but if you’re looking to move here, these are some of the most important:

  • Houston is the 4th largest city in the United States.
  • The climate is humid sub-tropical, so you’ll find lush greenery, palm trees, and “sea-breeze” coming off the Gulf of Mexico and Galveston Bay.
  • Houston is known as the world capital of space exploration and home to NASA’s Johnson Space Center’s mission control and astronaut training.
  • It holds claim to the world capital of the international energy industry,
  • Houston also claims the title “world capital of petroleum exploration.”
  • With more than 11,000 restaurants, Houston is a foodie paradise.
  • The city hosts the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, a major month-long annual event.
  • Without a doubt, Houston is proudly home to some of the most beautiful performing arts in the world, boasting over 12,000 seats in a wide variety of venues.
  • Also called the Bayou City, Houston holds the distinction of being one of America’s most diverse cities with nearly 3 million residents speaking over 140 languages, and no majority ethnic group. In fact, Houston is one of the cities with the most consulate-general offices in the United States and hosts nearly 90 diplomatic missions.
  • Houston’s two major airports are Bush Intercontinental and William P. Hobby.

A primary thing Houston is famous for is its low cost of living. Forbes reported that in Houston, the “salary power” is higher than every other major US city. Combined with lower energy costs and low housing costs, a booming agricultural sector with a tremendous supply of fresh produce, give Houston its reputation of affordability.

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