Houston’s economy is thriving, the job opportunities are growing and even the housing market is holding strong. So when it comes to finding a city where you can hold down a good job and raise your family affordably, Houston consistently lands as one of the top cities in the United States.
Forbes magazine recently reported that when it comes to making your dollar stretch as far as possible, Houston tops the list. Houston has the eighth highest average annual wage in the nation at $59,838. But what catapults Houston to the top of the list is the city’s low cost of living when it comes to consumer prices, utilities, transportation, and housing. An important measurement is the ratio of the median home price to the median household income. In Houston that magic number is 2.9. On the other end of the spectrum, a San Francisco house is 6.7 times the median household income.
Forbes has also forecast Houston as the fourth fastest growing American city with 6.1 percent economic growth rate projected from 2011 to 2016. Population is expected to grow by 2 percent from its current 6.23 million.
Houston also lands high in the Arizona State University W.P. Carey School of Business’ Job Growth USA rankings for 2012. In fact, the Houston-Baytown-Sugar Land metropolitan area ranked first among markets with a workforce of more than 1 million people in nonagricultural job growth from September 2011 to September 2012. The region saw a 3.71 percent gain, or 96,600 jobs.
The George Bush Intercontinental Airport served more than 40 million passengers in 2011, making it the tenth busiest airport in the country in terms of the number of people traveling to and from the airport.
Houston is also a perfect haven for sports fans. If football’s your game, you can watch the Texans at the 71,500-seat Reliant Stadium. When basketball season rolls around, you can catch the Rockets at the 18,300-seat Toyota Center. The Toyota Center is also hosting the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend next February. And if baseball strikes your fancy, you’ll find the Astros at Minute Maid Park with a retractable roof.
Houston is also home to Space Center Houston, the official visitors’ center for NASA’s Johnson Space Center, is the only place on earth where guests can embark on an out-of-this-world journey through human adventures in space. Space Center Houston features a vast array of permanent exhibits, attractions and theaters. It also showcases an array of traveling exhibits and events created exclusively by Space Center Houston’s creative exhibit team.
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