If you're one of the following, you'll want to keep reading:
- Downsizing now that your kids are grown and out on their own
- Searching for a bigger home for your newly-expanded family
- Relocating for personal or professional goals
- A first-time homebuyer wanting to make that purchase in one of the best cities in America
There is a lot to love (and know) about Houston and eHomeHouston has all of the insights! Here’s just a handful of great places to explore, fun spots to enjoy, and 5 indisputable reasons to make Houston your home:
There are thriving historic districts in Houston.
The historical background of Houston is one of the richest in the nation. Spread throughout the city, Houston’s many historical districts have beautiful landmarks and 1800’s-era architecture, including beautiful authentic Victorian homes replete with gingerbread trim and original detailed woodwork.
Houston Heights, an enchanting, “very walkable” historic tree-lined neighborhood, offers the best of both worlds ~ a selection of modern and historical homes ranging from under $200,000 to over $1.3 million, easy access to downtown entertainment, recreational parks, and esteemed schools. Our “bedroom” communities are thriving entities with lots of historic interest and things to do too!
Houston is the hub for visual and performing arts.
Houston is home to some of the country’s greatest musical and artistic talent. With resident ballet, symphony, opera, and theater companies, you’ll always have a state-of-the-art performance to attend right outside your front door.
The Shepherd School of Music is conveniently located on Main Street and frequently holds free performances from their students and world-class faculty.
In addition to the many musical performances, you can enjoy local artists as they showcase their work at one of 18 local museums, cultural institutions, and galleries. A couple of the most popular museums include the Art Car Museum, where cars are transformed into massive art pieces, and the Medical Museum, which features an interactive aging machine and a larger-than-life tour of the human body.
Not to mention our Theater District - Downtown Houston, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston: MFAH, The Menil Collection, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston all which provide free admission days and tons of ways to volunteer and get involved!
Houston is a city diverse in culture, religion, and demographics.
Houston is extraordinarily diverse and welcoming. In fact, just west of downtown, the Montrose neighborhood offers a variety of cultural experiences. With a diverse selection of local shops, coffeehouses, and clothing boutiques, you’re sure to find a locally-owned and operated business you'll love.
Houston has surpassed the likes of Los Angeles and New York as the most ethnically diverse metropolitan area in the U.S., according to a new report out of Rice University. Houston provides its residents and visitors with an international experience without you ever having to leave the city.
The adjoining county of Fort Bend is arguably the nation’s MOST diverse! Houston is home to the renowned Joel Osteen and Lakewood Church, and the area’s religious representation is vast and offers places of worship where 90+ different languages are spoken throughout the community.
In and around Houston you will find:
- The Quaker Live Oak Friends Meeting House
- The 1891 St. John Church
- The Antioch Baptist Church
- The Baps Shri Swaminarayan Hindu Mandir
- The Annunciation Hellenic Eastern Orthodox Church
- The Houston Zen Center in the Heights
- The Islamic Da'Wah Center downtown
- The Vietnamese Buddhist Center
- The Beth Israel and Cemetery Temple of Rest
Houston has a strong economy.
Because of the strong support for local businesses and community involvement, Houston has one of the best economies in the nation. Energy is also the central part of Houston business affairs and is home to several of the leading energy providers in the industry.
Having learned the lesson of the 80’s, Houston now enjoys an envious diversity of industries, much of it due to the central location in the country, and the temperate climate.
As a result, many of Houston’s residents have the luxury of widespread education, which allows for employment in their own communities.
The balance of income to home value is excellent, as the median household income estimates at $108,000 with average home values at $173,000. Houston makes for a great place to start a family, settle down into a secure economy, or prepare for retirement in a place that will give you peace of mind of stability.
World-Class Medical Facilities
The Texas Medical Center is one of the best medical facilities in the world. Houston residents rest assured knowing that their local hospital has everything they need in one place. Included on its beautiful grounds are 13 teaching hospitals, four nursing colleges, two medical schools, public health schools, and facilities for all other health-related careers. Over 4.8 million patients visit here each year and they are treated with the highest patient and preventive care standards.
Satellite medical centers are sprouting up all around the area to serve our fast growing population, and providing endless opportunities in all associated professions.
If you haven't noticed, eHomeHouston takes pride in the Houston culture and we're eager to share with you all the opportunities Houston has to offer you. It all adds up to COME ON DOWN Y’ALL!!
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