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Houston, known as “The Bayou City,” is an energetic, flourishing, beautiful city. Founded in 1836, Houston has undergone significant growth in recent years. The following information may be helpful for those looking for a residential property to lease Houston area.
Houston is the fourth most populous city in the United States and the largest city in Texas. In 2014 it had a population of 2,239,000. The Houston metro area touches three counties: Fort Bend, Harris, and Montgomery. The city has grown into a world class location with modern infrastructure, buoyant economy, lots of social and recreational amenities with a diverse population. In 2012 Houston topped Forbes’ list of America’s coolest cities.
Houston’s thriving economy is supported by diverse industries and sectors including mining, logging, oil and gas, construction, health, financial services, transport, art, recreation, agriculture, education and real estate among others. In 2015, these industries support more than two million jobs.
Some of the largest employers in Houston include Hewlett-Packard, Shell Oil Company, NASA’s Johnson Space Center, Apache, AT&T and CenterPoint Energy. Houston is a leading employment, residential and tourist destination. Its booming economy made the city America’s number one job creator in 2013.
Houston has plenty to offer in terms of recreation, entertainment, culture: nightclubs, shopping malls, professional sports teams, festivals, events and conventions. There’s also the Houston Symphony, Theatre Under the Stars, the Miller Outdoor Theatre and Houston Ballet’s Center for Dance.
Living in Houston is surprisingly cheaper compared to other metropolitan areas in the United States. Its cost of living is 6.1% below the nationwide average and 19.2% below the average for other metropolitan areas in the country.
Popular Houston-area neighborhoods include West Chase, East End, Far North, Far Northeast, Galleria-Uptown, Bellaire, Downtown, Greater Heights, Greater Memorial, Medical, Meyerland, Rice Military, River Oaks, Southeast, Southwest, Spring Branch, Midtown, Montrose, North, Northeast, Northwest, Pasadina, Rice, Sugarland, West Houston, and West University.
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