There is no limit to what Houston offers residents, and that includes affordability. Houston ranks third lowest in overall cost of living among the nation’s 20 most populous metropolitan areas. In addition, after-taxes living costs are 5.6 percent below the average for all 308 urban areas. And people all over the country have taken notice. For the fifth consecutive year, Houston ranked first as “Top Destination City” for U-Haul rentals.
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You won’t feel limited when it comes to housing. There’s something for every age and stage in life. Best of all, the Houston region enjoys some of the lowest housing costs in the nation. When compared to the 20 most populous metros, housing costs in Houston are 36.6 percent below average. Source: C2ER Cost of Living Index 2013 Annual Average.
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In Houston, we’re always striving to be at the head of the class. Houston believes there are no limits to learning. Last year, more than 375,000 students were enrolled in higher education in the Houston region, and more than 67,800 degrees and certificates were awarded during the 2012-2013 academic year.
The Texas Medical Center in Houston is the largest medical complex in the world and home to 59 world-renowned medical research and academic institutions. Together, they are pushing the limits of what is possible.
Many Houston-area hospitals consistently rank among the nation’s top institutions including Houston Methodist Hospital, Memorial-Hermann, CHI St. Luke’s Health/Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center and Texas Children’s Hospital to name a few.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has achieved the top rank in cancer treatment nine times in the past 11 years and has ranked as one of the top two hospitals for cancer care for 22 years. And the Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke’s Hospital has been listed as one of U.S News & World Report’s top 10 hospitals in heart and heart surgery for 22 consecutive years.