houston-tx–homes

H-Town: it gave us NASA’s Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center (“Houston” was the first word spoken on the moon), the 2017 World Series champs, Beyonce and, currently, a buyers’ market. The average listing price for homes in Houston is $412,964 and average rent is $1,550 a month.

Of course, what you pay depends on where you live. Upscale neighborhoods like Piney Point, River Oaks and Hunters Creek have a median listing price of about $2M. The suburbs of Katy and Spring are popular for families.

Young renters and homeowners (and there are many; the city’s population has a median age of 33) tend to flock to trendy Houston neighborhoods like Montrose, East End Heights and The Woodlands. Foodies will also love those neighborhoods and will throw Chinatown in the mix. If you’re looking for a party, head Downtown or Midtown. Shopaholics with money to burn will feel right at home in Greenway/Upper Kirby.

The city is huge (it’s bigger than the whole state of New Jersey), so pick your neighborhoods wisely because you likely won’t want to be driving all over the 627 mi² city. Speaking of driving, you will get to know the 610 Loop, a freeway that forms a loop all around downtown Houston.

So what is there to do in Houston? Like any true Texas city, there are plenty of barbecue joints to check out (you will not go hungry in Houston). The Space Center is a true piece of recent American history. Take in some culture at the city’s many museums. And of course, sports (it’s the south, after all). The Astros and the Texans are Houston’s pride and joy.