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It was in NASA’s Mission Control Center in Houston that the first word from the moon was heard. Known as the Space City, Houston is home of the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, NASA’s hub for manned space flights. There are many firsts for this Texas city, including the emergence of many important industry centers and cultural activities that locals and visitors still admire and enjoy today. From outer space to the world of medicine, Houston is the home of the Texas Medical Center, where the world’s largest concentration of research and healthcare institutions are located.

Popular attractions for residents and tourists alike include the Art Car Parade — the largest decorated automobile parade in the country — and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Strap on your cowboy boots and don your cowboy hat, the Show and Rodeo is an annual 20-day event that is regarded as the largest rodeo in the world.

For theater buffs, Houston is only second to New York in concentration of theaters, boasting a 17-block theater district that is home to eight performing arts organizations and more than 12,000 seats for live entertainment. And for sports fans, the city offers nationally renowned professional sports teams such as the two-time NBA champion Houston Rockets and soccer’s Houston Dynamo, who were MLS champions in 2006. Baseball fans here love to cheer on their beloved Houston Astros.

With warm weather year round, locals soak in the sun by taking walks through the Buffalo Bayou Park located between downtown and the River Oaks neighborhood, an area known for its opulent mansions. Affordable home prices in the Clear Lake, the Heights, Galleria, the Museum District and the Medical Center neighborhoods have become a major draw for many growing families.

And with a wide range of industries — the most popular being oil, biomedical research, aeronautics and ship channel — Houston is fast becoming an economic powerhouse. Whatever the motive, Houston is a flourishing and beautiful city to live in and play. Start your real estate search in Houston today to find the perfect home for you!

Sources and more information:
http://www.houstontx.gov/abouthouston/index.html
http://www.houston-guide.com/media/GuestLife/Houston/Annual-2007/HO2007-The-Houston-Area/index.php
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Houston,_Texas
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyndon_B._Johnson_Space_Center
http://www.forbes.com/realestate/2007/10/31/property-cities-growth-forbeslife-cx_mw_1031realestate_slide_8.html?thisSpeed=15000
http://www.houston.com/houston-neighborhoods/

Houston, TX Community Information

Population

3,004,064

Median Age

31.3

Median Household Income

$59,060

Households with Children

53.82%

Median Travel Time to Work

29 minutes

Houston, TX Real Estate Market Information

Homes Owned

50.04%

Homes Rented

44.66%

Homes Vacant

5.30%

Houston, TX School Information

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Community

  • Total Population 3,004,064
  • Total Male Population 1,506,341
  • Total Female Population 1,497,723
  • Population change since 2000 1783.40%
  • Median age 31.3
  • Percent of households with children 53.82%
  • Personal Crime risk 186

Transportation

  • Median travel time to work 29 minutes
  • Percent using Public transportation 5.11%
  • Percent Driving/Using Carpool 88.21
  • Percent Using Other transportation 3.77%
  • Percent Working From Home 2.92%

Education Levels

  • Some high school 24.20%
  • High school graduate 22.56%
  • Some college 19.63%
  • Associate degree 5.22%
  • Bachelor's degree 18.77%
  • Graduate degree 9.62%

Occupation

  • Agriculture, forestry, and fishing 1.60%
  • Construction 9.18%
  • Manufacturing 9.28%
  • Wholesale Trade 4.02%
  • Retail Trade 9.31%
  • Finance, insurance and real estate 6.89%
  • Services 6.11%
  • Public administration 2.93%
  • Information 2.21%
  • Professional 14.08%
  • Education 19.04%
  • Arts 8.24%

Income

  • Average household income $79,036
  • Income change since 2000 27.94%

Climate

  • Avg. January high/low temp 62.10 / 42.41
  • Avg. July high/low temp 93.08 / 73.77
  • Annual precipitation 50.73

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