Quality of Life and Housing Costs Attract Movers to Houston
A high quality of life and reasonable housing prices made the Houston metro area the 7th most moved-to destinations in 2017 — according to Updater’s annual moving destinations report that ranks the top 15 most moved-to destinations in the U.S.
These aggregated moving trends were determined by analyzing 1,000,0000 anonymous household moves, that took place between Jan. 1 and Oct. 1, 2017.
Ranked as the 20th best place to live in the U.S. by U.S. News in 2017, Houston drew a crowd of new residents looking for a higher quality of life and more reasonable housing prices.
With the average rental price for the Houston area coming in at under $1,000 monthly and a quality of life score of 6.4 (out of 7), it’s no wonder that Houston’s population, just shy of 7 million, is growing.
In addition to the rental market, home prices in the Houston area are also reasonable, with a median price of $280,000. This, coupled with an average household income of around $61K, making owning a home in Houston more of an option than other more expensive areas of the country.
Updater Customer Experience Manager and Houston resident, Chandra Robrock, had this to say about the city:
Even though Houston is one of the most diverse cities in America, it is still incredibly community-centric, which I love! Neighbors will go to great lengths to help the other out and that is always comforting to know. It’s also great to see how many people have used where they’ve come from to influence Houston’s culture through food, music, and community.
Here are a few more stats for why Houston is one the top moving destinations in the nation.
The Houston metro area boasts:
- Temperate weather with a high of 79 degrees and a low of 62 degrees.
- The best bang for your buck. According to Forbes, your paycheck in Houston will stretch the furthest.
- The largest medical center in the country, The Texas Medical Center.
Interested in learning more about the top 15 most moved-to destinations? Check out the other top 14 metro destinations.