Relocating To Houston Guide | Free Houston Relocation Kit

Relocating to Houston? Our experts created a complete Houston relocation guide with neighborhood comparisons, schools info, cost of living data, and homebuying assistance.

THE ULTIMATE HOUSTON RELOCATION GUIDE

Are you considering relocating to Houston?

If so, it could be one of the best moves you’ve ever made!

Here are a few quick stats on the Bayou City:

As Houston covers over 600 square miles (and has approximately 6 million people in the MSA) it can be a little daunting to understand the best way to move to Houston.

HoustonProperties has over 1,000 pages on Houston real estate information. We’ve put our best 74 pages (maps, trends and school information) in our Free Houston Relocation Guide - get your copy now.

It can be confusing when finally making a decision on which neighborhood or property to choose with all the available information out there about Houston. Remove the guesswork in relocating and get the advice of the best realtor in Houston.

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Table of Contents

  1. Houston Most Popular Guides
  2. Why Houston?
  3. Houston Maps & Neighborhoods
  4. Neighborhood Guides By Amenities
  5. Types Of Houston Homes
  6. The Best Houston Realtor to Sell Your Home

Houston Most Popular Guides

Houston Most Popular Guides

"Paige Martin is a customer-focused Houston Realtor (member of the National Association of Realtors) dedicated to providing exceptional service. Paige guides clients through all aspects of learning about Houston, relocating to Houston, buying a home, buying a highrise or condo, tips for selling your home, and ensuring that your transaction goes as seamlessly as possible.


Why Houston?

Why Houston?

Houston real estate is hyper-local. Don't rely on raw averages. Contact us for more meaningful information about Houston and its neighborhoods.

Houston by the Numbers

Quick Facts About Houston

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Commerce and Jobs

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In the 1980s, most of Houston’s employment was tied to the oil & gas sector. Now Houston has widened its economic base, lessening its energy exposure by 70%.

Houston’s other primary industries include:

The Health Care industry alone accounts for one in every 10 jobs in the region, 9.5 percent of local payroll, and more than 48,000 jobs created since the end of the Great Recession.

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Food and Culture

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Houston has a diverse culture where food, arts, and entertainment thrive, recognized as the “newest capital of great food”, and a “cultural powerhouse”.

One of the most popular places in the area is Downtown Houston’s Historic District, a block filled with traditional (but well-preserved) architecture, tree-lined streets, eclectic mix of sidewalk cafes, pubs, and nighttime hotspots.

Houston’s Museum District is home to 19 museums all housing various exhibits centered around culture and arts. For instance, the Museum of Fine Arts is among the largest museums in the nation.

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Affordability

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Houston offers the advantages of big-city living with a moderate price tag.

Houston’s cost of living stretches the city’s median paycheck better than any US city. Even high-profile cities like New York, Los Angeles or San Francisco pale in comparison to Houston due to the cheaper consumer prices and services, utilities, and transportation costs.

Most importantly, Houston has one of the lowest median home prices to median household income ratios (2.9). The 2.9 ratio is surprisingly low considering Houston’s dynamic urban region. As a comparison, San Francisco homes for sale go 6.7 times the median local household income.

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Parks

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Houston is one of the greenest metro cities and home to some of the largest urban public parks in the nation.

Memorial Park covers 1,466 acres and is one of the most popular places to run in the city. It houses tennis courts, volleyball courts, skating rinks, a fitness center, a swimming pool, bike trails, and playing fields.

Hermann Park covers 445 acres and offers several outdoor recreations including a garden center, outdoor theatre, hike-and-bike trails, and golf course.

Houston Relocation Guide

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HoustonProperties has over 1,000 pages of Houston real estate information. We’ve put our best 74 pages (maps, trends and school information) in our  Free Houston Relocation Guide - get your copy now.


Houston Maps & Neighborhoods

“As first time buyers in the US, we are delighted to have worked with Paige. She is a delight to work with, and I would recommend anyone to enlist her help if you’re looking to either buy or sell a property.” - Gail & Ian Mackey

Inner Loop

Houston’s Inner Loop is one of the top-ranked regions within the state of Texas.

Over the last years, Houston expanded total employment by more than 200,000 jobs – with most jobs within 15 minutes of the Inner Loop.

Houston Inner Loop real estate offers diverse options from quaint deed-restricted subdivisions to luxury condominiums.

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Houston Heights

The Houston Heights is one of the Bayou City’s older neighborhoods and one of the first planned communities in the state.

Houston Heights features three historic districts where deed restrictions are in place to keep the neighborhood’s character and charm.

Houston Heights real estate have posted some of the most impressive appreciation rates in the last 10 years.

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Western Houston

Western Houston is made up of several neighborhoods, gated communities, and independent cities.

Western Houston real estate are some of the most desirable and most expensive in the Bayou City.

Conveniently located a few miles from Downtown, Western Houston offers plenty of green spaces and outdoor recreation including the acclaimed Memorial Park.

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Top-Ranked Houston Suburbs

Houston’s best suburbs offer more space, more top-ranked schools, and more affordability, within 45 minutes of Downtown.

Houston’s best suburbs feature luxury community amenities and urban conveniences without the hustle and bustle of the city.

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Neighborhood Guides By Amenities

"Buying a house in Houston with The Houston Properties Team was just the start of our relationship. They helped me build friends, relationships and support as new residents in Houston. They truly went above and beyond to help make our lives better even after our move." – Brandon, Google Review


Types Of Houston Homes

Buying a home in Houston is exciting but can also be challenging. Contact us today for a custom list of properties zoned to top-ranked schools, close to major job centers, and with above-average lot sizes.

Single-Family Homes

Types Of Houston Homes

Houston single-family homes are the most affordable among the top 10 most populated metropolitan areas in the United States.

Single-family homes in Houston cost approximately 40% less than the average prices of 26 metropolitan locations in the US.

Townhomes

Types Of Houston Homes

Townhomes are one of the fastest-growing housing types in Houston as they offer abundant space and have low maintenance.

Houston townhouses serve as a “middle-ground” between single-family homes and condos because of the trade-offs – less expensive than single-family homes and offer more privacy than condominiums.

Condos

Types Of Houston Homes

Houston ranks #7 in the nation for new highrise developments, with 28 new highrises under construction and 83 under “approved/proposed” status.

Some of Houston’s newest luxury highrises include Astoria, Belfiore, The Wilshire, and The Marlowe.


The Best Houston Realtor to Sell Your Home

The Best Houston Realtor to Sell Your Home

The Houston Properties Team has a well-defined structure based on the individual strengths of each member. Each member is a specialist in their role – which is why our homes sell faster and for more money than average.

Paige Martin, Broker Associate with Keller Williams Realty, and the Houston Properties Team are ranked among the top residential Realtors in the world.

They have been featured on TV and in dozens of publications including The Wall Street Journal, Fortune Magazine, Reuters, Fox News in the Morning, Money Magazine, Houston Business Journal, Houstonia, and Houston Chronicle.

Paige Martin was just ranked as the #5 agent in the world with Keller Williams, completing over $1 Billion in Houston residential real estate sales.

Houston Properties Team awards

Recent awards include:

– 2022: #1 Residential Real Estate Team by Sales Volume, Houston Business Journal
– 2021: Best Real Estate Teams in America, RealTrends.com
– 2021: Top 100 Women Leaders in Real Estate of 2021
– 2021: America’s Top 100 Real Estate Agents
– 2021: Top Real Estate Team (Houston Properties Team), Houston Business Journal
– 2021: Best Houston Real Estate Team, Best of Reader’s Choice
– 2021: Top Real Estate Team (Houston Properties Team), Houston Business Journal
– 2021: #1 Real Estate Team, Keller Williams Memorial
– 2020: America’s Best Real Estate Teams, Best of America Trends
– 2020: Best Houston Real Estate Team, Best of Reader’s Choice
– 2020: Top Real Estate Team (Houston Properties Team), Houston Business Journal
– 2020: #6 Individual Agent, Keller Williams, Worldwide
– 2020: #1 Individual Agent, Keller Williams, Texas (Top Keller Williams Realtor)
– 2020: #1 Real Estate Team, Keller Williams Memorial
- 2019: Top Residential Realtors in Houston, Houston Business Journal
- 2019: America’s Best Real Estate Agents, RealTrends.com
- 2019: #5 Individual Agent, KW Worldwide
- 2019: #1 Individual Agent, KW Texas
- 2018: #5 Individual Agent, Keller Williams, Worldwide
- 2018: #1 Individual Agent, Keller Williams, Texas
- 2018: #1 Individual Agent, Keller Williams, Houston
- 2018: America’s Best Real Estate Agents, RealTrends.com
- 2018: Top 25 Residential Realtor in Houston, Houston Business Journal
- 2018: Texas’ Most Influential Realtors
- 2017: #1 Individual Agent, Keller Williams, Texas
- 2017: #1 Individual Agent, Keller Williams, Houston
- 2017: #10 Individual Agent, Keller Williams, Worldwide
- 2017: America’s Best Real Estate Agents, RealTrends.com
- 2017: Top 25 Residential Realtor in Houston, Houston Business Journal
- 2017: Texas’ Most Influential Realtors
- 2016: #1 Individual Agent, Keller Williams, Texas
- 2016: #1 Individual Agent, Keller Williams, Houston
- 2016: #20 Individual Agent, Keller Williams, Worldwide
- 2016: Texas’ Most Influential Realtors
- 2016: Top 25 Residential Realtor in Houston, HBJ
- 2016: Five Star Realtor, Featured in Texas Monthly
- 2016: America’s Best Real Estate Agents, RealTrends.com
- 2015: #9 Individual Agent, Keller Williams, United States
- 2015: #1 Individual Agent, Keller Williams, Texas
- 2015: #1 Individual Agent, Keller Williams, Houston
- 2015: America’s Best Real Estate Agents, RealTrends.com
- 2015: Top 25 Residential Realtor in Houston, HBJ
- 2015: Five Star Realtor, Texas Monthly Magazine
- 2014: America’s Best Real Estate Agents, RealTrends.com
- 2014: #1 Individual Agent, Keller Williams Memorial

...in addition to over 318 additional awards.

Paige also serves a variety of non-profits, and civic and community boards. She was appointed by the mayor of Houston to be on the downtown TIRZ board.

Benefits Of Working With The Houston Properties Team

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Our team, composed of distinguished and competent Houston luxury realtors, has a well-defined structure based on the individual strengths of each member.

We find team approach as the most effective way to sell homes. We have dedicated people doing staging, marketing, social media, open houses, and showings. Each Houston Properties Team member is a specialist in their role—which is why our homes sell faster and for more money than average.

The benefits of working with a team include:

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