Houston, the largest city in Texas. It has long been touted as a great place to live, work and play. In 2008, Kiplinger’s ranked the city Houston #1 of the 10 Best Cities for Your Future. It’s currently at, or near the top for job growth in the U.S and the cost of living is well below the national average.
With 5.5 million residents and a population growth of 15% since 2000, Houston offers unending opportunities for jobs, housing, entertainment, and outdoor activities. Dominated by the oil industry for most of its history, they have since diversified. In 2007 alone, 100,000 jobs were added in the aerospace, medical and technology sectors.