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Pros

-Diverse economy
-Entertainment
-Cost of living

Cons

-Growth and sprawl
-Hot, humid summers
-Unattractive setting


What Bert Has To Say About Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown Metro Area


The rapidly growing Houston area continues to rank the fourth largest metro area in the United States behind New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago. Not only is the population huge, but the area includes 10 counties covering some 900 square miles and spreads some 50 miles in each direction.


Highlights



Quick Facts About Houston


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Houston is 4.70 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Houston jobs have Increased by 2.96 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Houston's cost of living is 1.80% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Houston's population is 2,107,449 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 0.99 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 26 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Houston is $182,700. Home appreciation the last year has been 11.10 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Houston public schools spend $10,596 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 15.8 students per teacher in Houston.

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Comments


re: One of the worst cities to live in - 5/2/2015
We lived in the country near Rosenberg. I never saw so many families with these sociopath sons still living at home with drug problems. I remember the suprise of seeing... (read more)
re: "Considering moving to Houston, Austin, or San
What's up Tori?! I have a friend looking for a cosmetologist. She is located in Mid-Town in an upscale salon and is overloaded with clientele. She needs help ASAP! In my... (read more)
re: Houston--think twice - 10/10/2015
Clown. I hate you have cancer, but the beginning of your comment sounds like your mentality is cancerous. Houston is one of the most diverse places on the planet to... (read more)
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