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New Home CommunitiesHouston, TX
Houston is a vibrant, global and diverse city. The 7 million residents who call it home enjoy world-class dining, a spectacular theater district spanning 17 blocks in the heart of downtown, several professional sports teams, nearly 150 golf courses, and proximity to state parks and Gulf Coast beaches.
According to the Greater Houston Partnership, Houston is a top 10 city for attracting millennials and ranks 1st in the nation for retaining its college graduates. And, as you would expect in a city that ranks 4th largest in America, educational opportunities are abundant. There are more than 60 school districts, 200 private schools, and 40 two-year community colleges and four year-universities in the Houston region, including three Tier 1 universities. There are also 50 trade, vocational and business schools.
Houston consistently ranks among the top cities in the nation in terms of job growth. Employment opportunities range from professional services to health care and manufacturing to aerospace for top employers like Houston Methodist, Texas Children’s Hospital, United Airlines, Phillips 66, and Sysco to name just a few. Unique aspects about Houston area industries include:
- Houston employs nearly a third of the nation's jobs in oil and gas extraction.
- Houston’s Texas Medical Center is the world’s largest medical center.
- Houston is the one of only eight cities in the nation with two international airports, making it a gateway to the southern United States and Latin America.
- The Houston region has four seaports, the largest of which ranks first in foreign trade tonnage among all U.S. seaports.
- Houston is home to 500 companies and institutions involved in aircraft or space vehicle manufacturing, research and technology or other air transportation support activities.