March 9th, 2013
If you start digging for information on Houston, Texas, you’ll quickly come across a lot of folks debating online about the best Houston suburbs. Depending on what you’re reading, you could become fully convinced to relocate to a portion of the Houston area you never would have considered. Before getting too wrapped up in the information out there, why not set yourself up for successful research by incorporating the following tips…
- Where You Want to Be – Whether you’re single or have a few kids, there are some keys items you’re probably looking for in your new neighborhood. It could be access to certain school, close proximity to specific attractions or entertainment, or even just the type of homes you can get. Make sure to base your decision on what you really need to have around you.
- Where You’re Going – If you’re relocating to the Houston area for a job, then you obviously need to be within a tolerable distance to your employer. How far that may be is also a matter of preference, and something you’ll have to balance against the first tip above.
- Intangibles – A big city like Houston has so much going for it and such rich character and culture around every corner that you may find it difficult to decide where you want to end up. Visit the homepage of the communities you’re considering and try to get a feel for the lifestyle. If you’re close enough, take a day trip and see how you like the overall atmosphere. Remember, this is a big decision and it deserves proper research.
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February 28th, 2013
If the above image looks pretty similar to your usual source for moving boxes, you’re certainly not alone. It’s certainly unlikely that any of your fellow dumpster divers could ever say they had a great move with these boxes. Those who use actual moving boxes purchased from a reputable source, though, have a mcuh higher satisfaction rate.
Why Used Moving Boxes Aren’t Ok
Many people aren’t aware that moving boxes are actually rated for strength. If you look closely at a real moving box, you’ll see an edge crush test (ECT) rating that helps you compare strength. What people also don’t know is that the measured strength of a box goes right out the window with the first crease, fold, or dented corner. Used boxes may seem like a steal, but they’re likely to lead to damaged items, which will cost you much more.
Finding Affordable Moving Boxes
If you’re lucky enough to be working with reliable movers, they’re likely to offer reasonably priced packing supplies and boxes. There’s no better way to ensure you’re getting the good stuff than to go through a dependable moving company that knows the best suppliers of moving materials.
The key words in the above paragraph are “reliable” and “dependable” when it comes to your movers. Where do you go to quickly find the best movers for the job? The Houston Movers homepage is a great start. Just plug in your moving information to receive complimentary price quotes from the best relocation companies in the Houston area.
February 13th, 2013
The Houston Rockets definitely made some noise in the off season, bringing in big name talents Jeremy Lin and James Harden. Rockets fans were excited for the type of success they haven’t really seen since Tracy McGrady fell off the map. But now that the season is over halfway complete, is it possible to call the Jeremy Lin – James Harden combination a success?
First off, the Rockets certainly face an uphill battle in their division. Facing off against the Spurs and Mavericks each year is no easy task. True, the Mavericks have taken a big step back this year, but no one saw Memphis’ success coming, that’s for sure. Having said that, the Rockets certainly have the talent to make some noise, if they can just find a way to perform well together.
Luckily, it doesn’t take much to make the NBA playoffs. Houston is in contention for the last few spots in the West, but with LA, Portland, and Dallas nipping at their heels, they can’t slow down. They also have a lot of work in front of them if they want to overtake any of the teams ahead of them besides Utah. January was not kind to Houston, so hopefully February will be a different story.
Every team takes at least a little while to gel, so Houston fans should take heart in the recent success of the Rockets. This year may lead to nothing but sneaking into the playoffs and ruining another team’s dreams, but the years to come should just keep getting better.
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January 29th, 2013
Whether you’re a long-time Houston area resident who’s looking for some fun, or even an out-of-towner trying to escape from the snow and cold of your home state, Houston is a great place to head to for winter activities and entertainment. True, you might not find many sledding hills, but no snow definitely doesn’t mean no fun…
Houston Rockets Basketball
Even though it’s still so pleasant outside, that doesn’t mean you can’t head inside for some high quality professional basketball. Some exciting off season acquisitions have made the Rockets a must see. If you’re looking to see the stars of the NBA in their prime, then Houston basketball is for you.
First Saturday Arts Market
Held in the Wind Water Gallery parking lot in downtown Houston, this once a month arts festival is extremely popular, even in the winter. You can’t go wrong with live music, art exhibits, local crafts, and more. Plus, admission is free. The arts market is a great way to get some exposure to the local Houston arts scene.
Buffalo Bayou Kayaking
Feel like being outside and getting away from it all? Buffalo Bayou is perfect for you. Whether you want to take the kayaking course and guided tour or just explore on your own, this excursion is perfect for the outdoorsy types.
Read more about all the great winter activities in Houston at City Guide by clicking here.
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January 13th, 2013
If you happen to have the freedom to relocate to any number of big cities, one of the biggest factors you’ll probably consider is the prospect for job growth. So, while a city like Houston and its surrounding suburbs has a ton to offer, what’s the job situation like?
Even Job Numbers are Bigger in Texas
Job growth since 2000 indicates that Texas is doing quite well. CNN/Money Magazine’s top 25 list of “Where the Jobs Are” includes five separate counties in Texas. Something is definitely going right down here in the Lone Star state. Fort Bend County, which includes Houston suburbs like Sugar Land and Missouri City, comes in at #2 on the list. 78.1% job growth since 2000 certainly isn’t anything to ignore (click here to read more).
More Recent Job Growth in Houston
The Business Journal took a look at private sector job growth since September 2007 in all metro areas larger than 500,000 people. Houston tops the list by a wide margin, adding more than 122,000 jobs in a five year span (click for more). What does that mean for you as a potential new resident of the Houston area? It means Houston is the type of place where employers are willing to setup shop and start investing in expanded business operations and more employees. Houston clearly offers a friendly business environment that encourages growth, which is great news for residents’ future job prospects.
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November 25th, 2012
A lot of newcomers to the Houston area have questions about what to expect during the winter months in Houston. Whether they’re coming from colder climates, are just worried about being prepared, or some combination of both, it’s certainly a legitimate question that needs to be addressed…
Typical Winter Weather in Houston, TX
Well, as we all learned back in grade school, you generally need freezing temperatures for snow to form. Considering Houston’s average temperature in December is typically around 55 degrees, there’s usually not much of that white stuff to worry about. In fact, since 1990, we’ve only had a total of 2.4 inches of snow, according to the Weather Warehouse (click here for more info). So, if you’re wondering if you need to pack that toboggan for your move to Houston, I’d say no.
Other Winter Hazards in Houston
You might be thinking to yourself, “Self, even a couple of inches of snow is no big deal.” That may be true, if you’re from a place that regularly sees snow. Unfortunately, Houston isn’t exactly setup to deal with any amount of snow, so you’ll definitely see things shut down with even just a light snow cover. It’s roughly analogous to what would happen in Wisconsin if they suddenly had an 80 degree, sunny day in the middle of winter. They’d have no memory of how to use sunblock or hats, so sunburn would be rampant. It’s pretty much the same in Houston, just the opposite temperature.
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November 10th, 2012
New league, new owner, new logo, new mascot. Seems like everything is new for the Houston Astros right about now. And, given the team’s struggles lately, that won’t necessarily be a bad thing. So now that Houston is making the figurative move to the American League West, what does that mean for the city and the fans of the team?
New Faces, Same Challenges
Like for any of us, just because the Astros are moving doesn’t mean their life is going to get easier. The National League Central wasn’t exactly chock full of great teams, but the AL West is definitely shaping up to be more of a challenge for their newest member. Facing off against the Angels, the A’s, the Rangers and the upstart Mariners every year certainly won’t be easy. The Astros are going to have to get a lot better pretty quickly if Orbit (the new mascot) is going to have anything to pump the crowd up about. With any luck, the Astros will at least give the Rangers a run for their money once in awhile so that matchup can develop into a decent rivalry.
Having said all that, the time is certainly right for some success in this city. The energy and enthusiasm that comes with new ownership should certainly help. And the change of scenery from switching divisions probably couldn’t hurt, either. I can’t imagine anyone will be expecting much from the Astros for awhile, so maybe they can get lucky and sneak up on some folks. Better set our sites on something more like a 70 win season.