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About Houston

You know what you want. We know Houston.

Houston is the fourth-largest city in the United States of America and the largest city in the state of Texas. As of the 2014 U.S. Census estimate, the Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land Metro Area had a population of 6.49 million.

Houston was founded on August 30, 1836, by brothers Augustus Chapman Allen and John Kirby Allen on land near the banks of Buffalo Bayou. The city was incorporated on June 5, 1837, and named after then-President of the Republic of Texas—former General Sam Houston—who had commanded at the Battle of San Jacinto, which took place 25 miles (40 km) east of where the city was established. The burgeoning port and railroad industry, combined with oil discovery in 1901, has induced continual surges in the city’s population. In the mid-twentieth century, Houston became the home of the Texas Medical Center—the world’s largest concentration of healthcare and research institutions—and NASA’s Johnson Space Center, where the Mission Control Center is located.

Rated as a beta world city, Houston’s economy has a broad industrial base in the energy, manufacturing, aeronautics, transportation, and healthcare sectors and is a leading center for building oilfield equipment; only New York City is home to more Fortune 500 headquarters in the city limits. The Port of Houston ranks first in the United States in international waterborne tonnage handled and second in total cargo tonnage handled. The city has a population from various ethnic and religious backgrounds and a large and growing international community. It is home to many cultural institutions and exhibits—attracting more than 7 million visitors a year to the Houston Museum District. Houston has an active visual and performing arts scene in the Theater District and is one of few U.S. cities that offer year-round resident companies in all major performing arts.

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moving to houston

Whether transferees need a temporary or permanent residence, we assist the transferee and their family in cooperation with their human resource directors, recruiters and relocation management companies.

We welcome the opportunity to show you why we love Houston. Our agents give personalized tours of neighborhoods, homes and community amenities such as schools, parks, shopping, recreational facilities and more.

When you live in one of the largest cities in the US, it is nice to have a friend, or two, or forty, who are on your side.

moving from houston

When moving from Houston we can provide a detailed Market Analysis on your home.  We understand you will be moving across country or across the world and offer suggestions on how to prepare your home for sale along with our personalized marketing strategy.