Moving to Houston, Texas – Planning Your Move

So you’re looking to move out to Texas.

No matter what’s drawing you there, be it the oil industry, the ranches, and farms, or just those nifty hats, you’re going to need a place to lay your head every night. If you’ve got a family, that just makes it even harder to find the perfect place to plant your roots down in your new home.

Don’t worry, though. We got you covered.

Buying and Renting

The first thing you have to do is decide on whether or not you want to buy or rent a place.

Buying is the obvious option if you’re planning to stay there for any meaningful length of time. If you’re picking up your life and family to get a fresh start, buying is the way to go.

Renting is your best choice if you’re going to Texas for something a little less permanent. A summer job or internship, a year of schooling at your chosen post-secondary institution, or even just an extended vacation.

There are currently around 8,200 homes for sale in the area around Houston, Texas, and we’ll give you some general information to pick out the best one for you.

Buying

The average listing price for a home in the area is about $400,000 right now, give or take a couple thousand. Obviously, you’ll be able to find the place on the low or high end of the spectrum around that price, but that’s around what you’ll be seeing on average.

Renting

The median you’ll be looking at for rent per month is about $1,500. As with the listing prices, you’ll be able to find monthly rent on the high and low end of the spectrum, but I’d be prepared to pay that much if I was looking for a place to stay.

The Neighborhood

If you’re moving to a new place, you obviously want to know what the place is like, right?

Right.

Cost

The city of Houston, Texas is quite large, and obviously, the rent and listing prices will get higher and higher the closer you get to the bustling city center. Remember when I said that $400,00 was the average listing price?

The high end of that spectrum is $1.5 million.

That’s what it’ll cost for you to be right in the middle of things, closest to all the amenities.

Crime

Your safety and the safety of your family is paramount. Checking the crime rates for a city before you move there is just common sense.

In the past year, there were over 82,000 counts of theft from people. Separate from that; there were over 20,000 counts of theft from a vehicle, and over 18,000 counts of theft via burglary.

The first number is extremely high. The second is alarming but less frequent than the first. The third is paltry when you take into account the sheer size of the area they counted in that survey.

Schools

If you have children coming with you to Houston, fear not! There are no less than 736 schools located in the city and the surrounding area, so your child will have the pick of the lot when it comes to education. Lessons on entrepreneurship can be found at this site: 67stepstailopez.net.

That number includes all kinds of schools, from elementary to middle to high school, so it’s probably a bit less populated with places of learning than you’re thinking. Nevertheless, you’ll never want for a place to send your kids to get their head stuffed full of knowledge.

 

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