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Life and Housing in Houston

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Life in Houston


Houston, the nation's fourth-largest and most diverse city, offers all the benefits of the big city at a significantly lower cost of living. See what a few BCM residents and fellows have to say in the above video.

When you think about Houston, do you envision cowboys and tumbleweeds? Well, forget those ideas. Contrary to these preconceived notions, Houston - the fourth most populous city in the United States - boasts modern industries, a thriving intellectual and cultural environment, lush vegetation and much more. Houston is also the most diverse city in the nation with a great mix of people, culture and industries. 

Here are some interesting facts about Houston:

  • Over 145 languages are spoken in Houston.
  • More than 61% of its residents over the age of 25 hold a bachelor's degree or higher.
    It is the second fastest-growing US city, behind New York.
  • The Texas Medical Center located in Houston exceeds 1,344 acres and 7.2 million visits per year. It is the largest medical facility in the world.
  • There are more than 6,000 animals of 900 species at the Houston Zoo. It is the second most visited zoo in North America.
  • Houston is home to more than 10,000 restaurants, offering an array of cuisines from 70 global countries and American regions.
  • Houston Museum District is a treasure chest of 19 museums attracting 8 million visitors per year.
  • The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is the world’s biggest rodeo with month-long events and 2.5 million attendees every year. It includes live performances, carnivals, games and food courts.

Additional information about life in Houston can be found here


Housing in Houston


Even though Houston is a big city with a thriving economy, the cost-of-living is low and housing options are relatively inexpensive, especially compared to other big cities and other parts of the country.

Detailed information about housing in Houston can be found here.