There is no limit to what Houston offers residents, and that includes affordability. Houston ranks third lowest in overall cost of living among the nation’s 20 most populous metropolitan areas. In addition, after-taxes living costs are 5.6 percent below the average for all 308 urban areas. And people all over the country have taken notice. For the fifth consecutive year, Houston ranked first as “Top Destination City” for U-Haul rentals. The Houston home buyers market has been growing in the past few years, with the average home costing just over $250,000.
Houston and the surrounding cities have more than 100 distinct neighborhoods that provide everything from green suburb living to beach side housing to historic districts. Most neighborhoods in Houston have developed their own subculture and style that reflects the local residents.
If you are looking to purchase or rent a home, we highly recommend the Houston Area Realtors website to get started.