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Best Places To Live In Houston, TX

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  • Houston, TX
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 2,240,582
  • The Good news. Great place to visit for medical care, some of the best hospitals in country. Lots of culture everything from art to music to theatre. Restaurants of every country, bring the most…[read more]

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Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score92
  • Deer Park, TX
  • 17.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 33,517
  • This place gives you a vibe of a small town and suburban Americana, marinated with backwards-thinking trump supporters and racist police department. As the previous posts have mentioned, the police in DP…[read more]
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  • Sugar Land, TX
  • 19.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 85,681
  • The city heavily regulates building and business codes, making it more difficult to open, and expensive to maintain, a business. The police are quite active with stopping people for radar, and using red…[read more]
91
  • Friendswood, TX
  • 21.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 38,272
  • When was this updated? I have searched everywhere in the page and can’t seem to see when it was updated. That previous review is scary. I want to know if this information is accurate.…[read more]
91
  • Jersey Village, TX
  • 13.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 7,871
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  • Pearland, TX
  • 16.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 106,238
  • I lived in Pearland, Texas since before the great influx of building and urban sprawl. This was fueled during the hot subprime market, and the entire place changed immediately. People that lived here…[read more]
90
  • Meadows Place, TX
  • 15 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,721
  • I grew up in Meadows Place and my parents still live there to this day. It is completely suburban, but not cookie cutter. The housing is reasonably priced and it is definitely a middle/working class…[read more]
90
  • Missouri City, TX
  • 14.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 71,732
  • Having lived in Missouri City, TX for the past several years, I have come to find the city quite accommodating. Growing up in a much larger area, I have enjoyed the unique features this smaller community…[read more]
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  • Far Northeast, Houston, TX
  • 17.9 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 90,207
  • I moved to Houston from East Texas, East Texas is a name for, of course, the east section of Texas. It is capitalized because it is its own place, culture and style. Houston is basically the dividing…[read more]
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  • Greatwood, TX
  • 23.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 12,040
  • I experienced fine stay while living in Greatwood Texas. The city is located in Fort Bend County. Greatwood is close to Sugar Land Texas and is in close proximity to Houston. The town has fine schools in…[read more]
87
  • Atascocita, TX
  • 17.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 72,713
  • Atascocita was once a very small community located right outside of the west side of Houston. However, with the exponential growth in the Houston area, Atascocita has kind of gotten lost in the sprawl. I…[read more]
85
  • Nassau Bay, TX
  • 24.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,091
84
  • Pasadina, Houston, TX
  • 16.4 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 143,203
  • When I moved to Pasadina, Houston, TX I did so for work. I really didn't know anything about the area. As a result, it was a relatively blind move but one that proved to be quite fruitful. One of the…[read more]
84
  • New Territory, TX
  • 22.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 15,843
  • New Territory is a suburb of Houston that has a lot to offer including good schools, neighbors and peace and quiet. The schools are some of the best and offer a well-rounded education with several…[read more]
84
  • West University Place, TX
  • 5.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 15,318
  • I like that West University Place, Texas is a unique town. This town is a community that serves as a housing community for the bigger cities. Houston Texas is close to this city and serves the community…[read more]
84
  • Bellaire, TX
  • 7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 18,140
  • Living in Bellaire is really great. The fact to keep in mind is that we live in Bellaire, although Houston is only a few minutes away. Some days it is nice to be able to spend time in the city, and with…[read more]
83
  • Brookside Village, TX
  • 13.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,706
83
  • Pasadena, TX
  • 12.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 153,286
  • I moved to the area nine years ago. The bad things about Pasadena, TX include the extremely high crime, lack of police support, traffic, bad drivers, uninsured drivers, road rage, flooding, and the air…[read more]
83
  • Mission Bend, TX
  • 17.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 37,334
  • I lived in Mission Bend temporarily due to work. Overall, it was an alright city but it felt lacking in a few ways. One of the things I did like about Mission Bend was that it was easy enough to afford…[read more]
83
  • Southside Place, TX
  • 5.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,746
83
  • Bunker Hill Village, TX
  • 8.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,909
83
  • South Houston, TX
  • 12.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 17,474
  • When my son and his wife asked me to relocate to South Houston, I thought it would be a good move and full of opportunities, after all, Houston is a big city with lots of money. When I first arrived, I…[read more]
82
  • Four Corners, TX
  • 18.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 13,385
  • Living in Four Corners, TX was a great experience for my family and I. We got to see a lot and do a lot. I would say that the city is overall a busy place. There is lots of businesses, lots of…[read more]
82
  • Piney Point Village, TX
  • 7.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,312
82
  • Jacinto City, TX
  • 8.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 10,753
  • It's really wonderful living in Jacinto City, Texas and I wouldn't want to call any place else my home! We have lived here for 18 years, have pretty much raised our kids here as there's a great school…[read more]
81
  • Midtown, Houston, TX
  • 2.7 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 6,409
81
  • Hunters Creek Village, TX
  • 6.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,688
81
  • West University, Houston, TX
  • 5.6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 34,360
80
  • Stafford, TX
  • 15.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 18,026
  • Being a Stafford resident is awesome. I have been living here for quite a number of years now, and I can honestly say it is the best place for finding something to do and to keep entertained. Stafford…[read more]
80
  • Crosby, TX
  • 21.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,647
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  • West Houston, Houston, TX
  • 13 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 139,738
  • If you love a partially tropical climate where the sun shines most of the time you are going to love the neighborhood of Nottingham Forest VIII in Houston, Texas. In October of 2000 my family and I moved…[read more]
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  • Fifth Street, TX
  • 16 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,071
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  • Greater Memorial, Houston, TX
  • 7.4 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 35,799
79
  • Highlands, TX
  • 19.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 7,386
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  • Webster, TX
  • 23.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 11,041
  • Living in Webster, TX, Was a great experience for my family and I. We were able to experience a lot while we lived here for the short time. We were able to see a lot and do a lot because this city is…[read more]
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  • Meyerland, Houston, TX
  • 9.6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 69,368
  • I live in Meyerland, Houston Texas. Meyerland was once the quintessential upper middle class neighborhood. With Houston getting so large and the American demographic aging, the neighborhood has really…[read more]
79
  • Greater Heights, Houston, TX
  • 1.6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 57,943
  • The Greater Heights area in Houston used to be an amalgam of warehouses and small neighborhoods that dotted the northwest corner of downtown. Originally it went from, Washington Avenue north to…[read more]
78
  • Hilshire Village, TX
  • 6.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 852
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  • Westchase, Houston, TX
  • 9.2 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 71,050
  • I returned here after 30 years of being away. I am appalled at what has happened to Westchase. It is not that is has gone from being soft, developed with the hope of goodness to all black, but that the…[read more]
77
  • Bellaire, Houston, TX
  • 9.8 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 186,971
  • I lived in Bellaire for about four years, from 2007 to 2011. I enjoyed my time there and found it to be an excellent place to live, but of course it depends what you're looking for. Considering the…[read more]
77
  • Cloverleaf, TX
  • 12.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 23,505
  • I love living in Cloverleaf, it's a wicked fun city. It's very close to Houston and even if you don't venture into the bigger city, there is still a lot to do right in Cloverleaf. I like to visit the New…[read more]
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  • Channelview, TX
  • 16.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 40,534
  • One of the things I’ve always loved about living in Channelview is that it’s one of those cities that only the locals tend to know about. It’s a typical suburb but it’s fairly small, which is really nice…[read more]
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  • Sugarland, Houston, TX
  • 13.6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 125,992
  • I lived in an apartment in the Sugarland neighborhood in Houston, Texas for about two years. The area was so quiet that I thought I was living in a home in the middle of nowhere. The neighbors are great,…[read more]
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  • Galena Park, TX
  • 9.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 11,119
  • I love living in the city of Chicago because of its diverse cuisine and culture, its unique cityscape, its efficient transportation system and its comfortable climate. There is so much to do in the city…[read more]
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  • East End, Houston, TX
  • 5.3 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 87,359
  • I moved to East End Houston TX hen I was 13 years old and my time has been well spent. For ever 10 years I've enjoyed numerous different attractions, Nightlife, shopping and restaurants. The well built…[read more]
76
  • Northwest, Houston, TX
  • 6.3 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 138,832
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  • Hedwig Village, TX
  • 8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,655
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  • Spring Valley Village, TX
  • 7.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,098
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  • Spring Branch, Houston, TX
  • 8.7 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 143,332
  • Living in Spring Branch, a neighborhood in Northwest Houston, gives a lifestyle of convenience to city life while enjoying a family-oriented neighborhood. There are plenty of parks and community centers…[read more]
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  • Sheldon, TX
  • 16.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,417
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  • Rice Military, Houston, TX
  • 1.1 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 23,452

Houston: Magnolia City

Houston is the fourth largest city in the U.S. and the largest in the southeastern region with a population of over 2.3 million people. The city is very diverse and is developing a population from many ethnic groups and religious faiths. Houston is the county seat of Harris County and located near the Gulf of Mexico. It is known for having a strong industrial base because of its interest in aeronautics, energy, transportation, and manufacturing. It is also the hub for gas and oil. The official nickname for the city is “Space City” which signifies its prominent role in space exploration.

Forbes Magazine has called Houston “America’s Coolest City.” So, if you’ve chosen to relocate to Houston, you’ve chosen a great place to call home. The city attracts those who want to work for some of the largest and most prestigious companies. The area also attracts a significant number of people who have an entrepreneurial spirit. Houston is a city of diversity. A large number of its residents are from other countries and this is what makes Houston such a great place to live and work. You will find enough people you can get along with and enough people who are different enough to keep things interesting. Houston plays host to a number of large, stable employers which means great careers can be developed here. And since Houston does not have state income tax, you get to keep more of your paycheck.

The housing market is relatively affordable in comparison to other major cities. Affordable housing is one of the major reasons Houston has attracted many new residents. The schools are very competitive and Houston offers a great public or private education. The city boasts fourteen colleges and universities with the University of Houston being the largest with over forty-thousand students enrolled. Some of the best places in Houston offer world class dining, shopping and entertaining. There are also attractions such as the Museum of Fine Arts and Space Center Houston. The city is a beautiful, picturesque place, full of southern charm. However, the summers can be hot and humid. The winters can be mild, making outdoor activities much more enjoyable. The cost of living in Houston is relatively inexpensive when compared to other major cities.

The public transportation system serves fifteen cities, including Houston. It has 1,236 buses and seventy-six light rail vehicles. The Metro transports approximately 55,000 riders daily. It is undergoing an extensive expansion and will be using clean diesel buses and natural gas in its vehicles. Some of the expansion goals are to offer new commuter facilities and attract new customers.

With its affordable housing, great schools, and attractions, Houston is a great place to live and work. The city offers so many great neighborhoods, deciding on the best places to live in Houston won’t be an easy decision. From single-family homes to condos and luxury homes, Houston offers something for everyone.

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