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Everything is bigger in Texas! And that goes for the amount of people moving here. In the November 2018 published by U.S. News & World Report article, “Americans Are Moving to These 10 States,” Texas is the second most popular state Americans moved to between 2016 and 2017 according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Not only are people flocking to Texas, but people are flocking to Houston, Texas’ largest city. In a USA Today article based on a 24/7 Wall Street review of population figures from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Population Estimates Program, Houston ranked second out of 50 metropolitan areas in the States with the biggest net increase in population because of migration between 2010 and 2017. Are you considering a move to Houston? You should! Here are the top three reasons why you should consider a move to the Inner-Loop in Houston.
Affordability – Compared to other metro areas, Houston is more affordable to live in Houston than Atlanta, Chicago, and New York. In addition, it also cost less than in Houston than it does in Austin or Dallas. Houston’s Inner-Loop offers homebuyers plenty of options affordable housing.
Jobs, jobs, and more jobs – There are an abundance of jobs in Houston. And not just in the oil and gas industries. There are startups and shared workspaces, to jobs in the aerospace, aviation, energy, manufacturing to medical business verticals that all call Houston home. Plus, the zoning laws are more relaxed than in other cities, making it easier for small business owners to open up businesses and thrive.
Lots of things to do – The Inner-Loop is a bustling, fun, and vibrant area offering something for everybody to enjoy. If you want to be part of the scene, relax, enjoy outside, ear, or learn, Houston’s Inner Loop has it all. There are plenty of dining, entertainment, and shops within the Inner Loop. Plus, there is plenty of parks and green space, places to work out, an aquarium, zoo, children’s museum, and a theater district. Montrose has art museums, galleries, historic buildings, and thrift and vintage shops. Attractions nearby Rice Military include the Alley Theatre, Galleria, and Toyota Center. Additionally, there are an abundance of sports teams in Houston. From professional teams like the Astros, Dynamo, Rockets, and Texans to rodeos, high school sports, and collegiate teams at the University of Houston, Rice University and Texas Southern University.
The Braeburn area features tree-lined streets dotted with mid-century modern homes. The community sits along Brays Bayou, offering easy access to more than 15 miles of hike-and-bike trails, The Galleria, the Texas Medical Center, NRG Stadium, U.S. 59, the 610 Loop, and Beltway 8. Westbury, Willow Meadows-Willowbend, and Southwest Houston lie in close proximity to Braeburn and the Brays Oaks district.
East Downtown — known as EaDo — is budding with a diverse and evolving mix of nightlife and art galleries. The area’s walkability is part of the appeal; a day may include a jaunt to the Houston Dynamo stadium and 8th Wonder Brewery, or Agricole Hospitality’s buzzy restaurants. A new METRORail line has improved connectivity.
Sandwiched between downtown and the Museum District, the trendy Midtown neighborhood is a popular choice for young and middle-aged professionals. Midtown is one of the city’s most pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods—it’s packed with high-rise apartments, boutique shopping, art galleries, restaurants, and nightlife. Situated directly between downtown and the Texas Medical Center with three dedicated METRORail stations, location is a big attraction for prospective Midtown residents.
Central Southwest Houston is a predominantly African-American neighborhood that offers easy access to The Galleria and Texas Medical Center. Homes and apartments tend to be affordable. High-end shopping and fine dining has yet to move into the area, but it’s home to a large number of authentic ethnic restaurants. More is sure to come in one of the staple areas in Houston.