Houston, Texas 

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Population

2,267,336

+9.6% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

4.2%

Median Income

$45,728

Median Home Price

$185,500

Best Places to Live in Houston, Texas

Large city complex - Southeast Texas, 50 miles inland from the Gulf Coast. April, October and March are the most pleasant months in Houston, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

Pros
-Diverse economy
-Entertainment
-Cost of living
Cons
-Growth and sprawl
-Hot, humid summers
-Unattractive setting

Local Listings in Houston
 $275,000 
1117 Panama St
Bed 2 | Bath 1 | 1012 SqFt
 $189,900 
2234 Laurel Forest Way
Bed 3 | Bath 3 | 2176 SqFt
 $235,000 
6035 Rutherglenn Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 2 | 2028 SqFt

What Bert Has To Say About Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land 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.


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QUICK FACTS

City: Houston
Zip Codes: 77449, 77084, 77429, 77379, 77036, 77433, 77095, 77072, 77077, 77088, 101 total
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 108 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Houston is 4.2% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. Houston jobs have increased by 3.2%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Houston's cost of living is 3.5% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Houston's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
April, October and March are the most pleasant months in Houston, while July and August are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
Harris county voted Democratic in the last three Presidential elections, after voting Republican in 2000 and 2004. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Houston's population is 2,267,336 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 9.6%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 27.0 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Houston is $185,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 6.6%. Check out the homes in the area

SCHOOLS
Houston public schools spend $10,310 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 18.7 students per teacher in Houston. More Education


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Housing Market in Houston

It's a good time to buy in Houston. Home Appreciation is up 6.6% in the last 12 months. Browse Houston Real Estate

The median home price in Houston is $185,500. Browse Homes in this Range.


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Reviews for Houston   358 Reviews
The Most Amazing Place on Earth ??!!! - 9/9/2019
I was born and raised in the greatest country on the planet, Tex.., oh yeah, I forgot, I mean, I was born and raised in the greatest state in the United States of... Read More

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Houston -- Not What It Once Was - 8/16/2019
I've lived in Houston since the mid-'70s, apart from a five year stint in the early '80s and a four year stint in the 2010's. During those years Houston has changed... Read More

The best of both worlds - 7/1/2019
After living all around the U.S. I have not been able to find another city like Houston. The city retains a small town identity, despite being a large cosmopolitan city... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN HOUSTON, TEXAS
77449, 77084, 77429, 77379, 77036, 77433, 77095, 77072, 77077, 77088, 101 total

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NEW LISTINGS IN HOUSTON
$275,000
1117 Panama St
Bed 2 | Bath 1

$189,900
2234 Laurel Forest Way
Bed 3 | Bath 3

$235,000
6035 Rutherglenn Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$270,000
2002 Du Barry Ln
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$159,000
15709E Home Unit 6A and Warehouse Lillja Rd
Bed 2 | Bath 1

$127,890
11815 Murr Way
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$359,900
2210 Briarport Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 2

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