Is a move in the cards for you in the near future? If you’re considering a job offer in Houston or have control over where you relocate and are wondering whether H-Town should be your next home, here are seven signs it should.
1. You want urban amenities at low cost
Houston has a vibrant social scene, impressive theater district, world-class shopping and dining options, and more. The city hosts a home game with one of it’s many professional sports teams more nights than not. Houston is also home to some of the world’s leading health care centers and medical research facilities. We’ll explore some of these assets in greater depth below. But if you identify as someone who wants to experience the benefits of city living without the high financial costs often associated with urban living, a move to Houston might be perfect for you.
2. You’re a foodie first
If you live for barbecue, Tex-Mex, or just about any variety of ethnic cuisine, Houston won’t disappoint. Once you move to Houston, you’ll have a wealth of first-rate dining options to choose from for any occasion. Houston’s esteemed culinary scene is one of the most dynamic and diverse in the country. And since it is still under-rated, few restaurants require reservations months in advance and you’ll almost never compete with swarms of customers for a few small tables.
3. Happy hour is your jam
Finding good food is easy in Houston, and so is finding good drink. Better still, it’s easy to find local draft beer and handcrafted cocktails at excellent prices in the Bayou City. Whether you’re looking to wind down with a drink after work or take advantage of weekend bar specials, Houston’s happy hour culture is alive, well, and very strong.
4. You relish sunshine and warmth
Sure, Houston gets some serious thunderstorms during hurricane season. But the Bayou City also averages 204 full days of sunshine per year. Winter weather tends to be blissfully temperate, spring and fall weather warm, and summer downright scorching. If you like the air outside to be hot, hot, hot, then maybe you should consider a move to Houston.
5. Green space is important to you
If you want to live in a city but green space (or, more generally, space) is important to you, Houston is a great option. Houston has more than 50,000 acres of designated parkland, more than any other major American city. Hermann Park and Memorial Park, a five-minute drive from AMLI Uptown, are Houston’s most popular parks. In addition to ample green space within its city limits, Houston is a city that is easy to escape when need be. A beach vacation or hill country retreat is always within about an hour’s reach.
6. You love art, history, and theater
If you’re fond of the arts, you’ll never be bored in Houston. It is one of the only cities in the country with resident theater, ballet, symphony, and opera companies. In its 17-block theater district, eight performing arts companies take to stages in theaters with a combined seating capacity of 12,000. Where museums are concerned, Houston again checks nearly every box there is. Some of the city’s most beloved museums are the Houston Museum of Natural Science, Museum of Fine Arts, Menil Collection, and John C. Freeman Weather Museum.
7. Pro sports are your passion
Fans of both the arts and professional sports have it really good in Houston, home to six professional major league teams. Between the Astros (MLB), Texans (NFL), Rockets (NBA), Dynamo (MLS), Dash (NWSL), and Scrap Yard Dawgs (NPF), Houston hosts a home professional sporting event nearly every day of the year.
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