Pack your bags, there are a dozen cities in America where you can live large on a average salary. Houston is the biggest of the pack. AND – it is a city with a terrific resume.
- Houston is the only city on the list that is in the top ten in terms of size / population. Translation: if you want to live well in a large urban setting, Houston may be the right place.
- Houston is one of the few U.S. cities to offer world class, year-round resident companies in all of the major performing arts – symphony, opera, drama and ballet.
- Our city is home to 78 museums and cultural sites and 128 performing arts companies and organizations.
- We are one of the most diverse cities in the United States.
I’ll make my confession now: Houston is sprawling, lacking in zoning laws to protect precious historical landmarks, rampant with ugly billboards and freeways that loom like cement spaghetti in the sky – and yet, and yet – it is an amazing, diverse, rich, welcoming, smart, innovative, authentic, unpretentious, surprisingly sophisticated, heritage-laden, open place to live. I love it.