Sunday, February 13, 2011

Why you should still move to Houston

Just in case you thought I was hatin' on Houston and its uncomfortable commute, I thought I'd share the following stats with you, courtesy of (.gov means it's true):
  • If Houston were an independent nation, it would rank as the world's 30th largest economy.
  • Houston's overall after-taxes living costs are 12 percent below the nationwide average, largely due to housing costs that are 26 percent below the average.
  • Houston has more than 11,000 restaurants to choose from.
  • Houston has a Theater District second only to New York City with its concentration of seats in one geographic area.
  • Houston is one of five U.S. cities that offer year-round resident companies in all major performing arts.
  • More than 90 languages are spoken throughout the Houston area.
  • Houston is home to the largest rodeo in the world.
  • Houston has among the youngest populations in the nation.
  • Houston is home to the largest medical center in the world.
  • Only 21 countries other than the United States have a gross domestic product exceeding Houston's regional gross area product.
  • Only New York City is home to more Fortune 500 headquarters.
So sure, sometimes it's humid and hot, but we've got lots of good reasons to call this place home.


Paige said...

Oh, really? You don't say? Hmm, Josh and I will have to keep these things in mind... :-)

Cosme said...

That does it. We're coming on Thursday. ¡Hasta pronto!

kimi + joe said...

You do make it seem rather appealing. Maybe you should take up a part time job at the visitor center :) My sister my actually be moving there for work -- if she does I'll most definitely visit.

talida said...

You had me at rodeo. *swoon*

Lauren said...

I'm pretty sure you missed an important point on this list--you and Ryan live in Houston. That's a pretty big selling point for people how know you. :)

Dana said...

I'm with Lauren on this one.

bex said...

im sold on it... nnow you just have to find max a job that pays a ton! :)

Sarah said...

i just really like the name

just a little bit mo said...

You've convinced me. Next move, we're going to Houston! :)

Kristen Joy Daniels-Wade said...

Nice! I've heard great things about houston and need to visit sometime!