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Our World Class City Has
A Lot To Offer

Houston, the nation’s fourth largest city, was named the “Best City in America” by Business Insider in 2013. It is a diverse, sophisticated locale offering a thriving cultural scene and is located less than an hour from the beaches of the Gulf. Your dollar goes further in Houston, Texas – according to the 2013 Cost of Living Index, Houston has the third lowest overall cost of living among the nation’s 20 most populous metropolitan areas.

Good news for health professionals: Houston ranked as the nation's best city for registered nurses (learn more).

Awards and Distinctions

  • "Best City to Live, Work and Play" by Kiplinger's Personal Finance
  • "Best City for your Job" by BusinessWeek
  • "Best City for Recent College Grads" by Forbes
  • "Lowest Cost of Living Among Major Metro Areas"  by ACCRA Cost of Living Index
  • "Top Local Government Green Power Purchaser" by the Environmental Protection Agency
  • "America's Best Hospitals" by U.S. News & World Report
  • "Best City to Buy a Home" by Forbes
  • "Most Accessible City for the Disabled"  by the National Organization on Disability
  • "Highest Population Growth in the Nation"  by the U.S. Census Bureau
  • "Top U.S. Manufacturing Cities" by Manufacturer's News, Inc.
  • "Best U.S. City to Earn a Living" by Forbes.com


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