As the fourth-most populous city in the country and the most populous city in Texas, Houston is humming with Energy. Not only is it a literal world capital for the energy industry (particularly oil and gas), but it is a city brimming with culture, entrepreneurship, and optimism. So, check your stereotypes at the door: This Texan city’s diversity is an oft-overlooked strength for the region, providing cultural, business and civic opportunities uncommon in less diverse metros. Perhaps that’s why Jetsetter Magazine named it the No. 2 most misunderstood city in the world (after Mexico City) in 2016!
If you’re thinking of moving to Houston, you’re in good company. Beyond energy, the city is also a leader in aerospace technology, biomedical research, and healthcare. Due to growing opportunities in the region, as well as the friendly people, fantastic food, affordability, and thriving music and art scenes, Houston has become one of the fastest-growing cities in the nation. It has been particularly attractive to younger generations, pushing the median age down to just 33. The city is quite expansive, so locals will be the first to tell you—if you don’t like commuting, live nearby where you work! If you work in the Energy Corridor, you’ll love Chandler Park Apartments. The community is minutes from shopping, dining, and outdoor recreation destinations.