Moving from Boston, MA to Houston, TX

Moving from Boston, MA to Houston, TX

Moving from the “Capital of New England” to the fifth-largest metropolitan area in the country? While Boston is the capital and the largest city in Massachusetts, Houston ranks first in Texas and fourth in the nation with a population 2.1 million. Houston is home to the Texas Medical Center, the world’s largest research and healthcare institution conglomerate, as well as the Johnson Space Center of NASA, best known for housing Mission Control Center. Houston is a global city and is only beat by New York City in hosting the most Fortune 500 HQs, including energy, manufacturing, transportation, healthcare, oilfield equipment, and aeronautics industries. San Antonio and Austin only three hours away from Houston, and Galveston, Beaumont, and Pasadena are each less than an hour and a half drive. That Boston prestige is hard to beat, but everything is bigger in Houston, Texas.

What you can expect from a move from Boston to Houston:

If you’re driving from Boston to Houston in your personal vehicle, you’ll be traveling about 1,851 miles and spending almost two days on the road. New York, NY, Roanoke, VA, Knoxville, TN, Birmingham, AL, and Beaumont, TX are all places to stop for some fun or a rest from the long drive.

The weather in Houston

Both Boston and Houston are classified by humid subtropical climates. Boston typically averages low 80s for summer, while Houston averages low 90s. It rains six inches more in Houston than Boston annually, but you will leave behind the 45 inches of snow in Boston; Houston almost never reaches freezing temperatures!

Getting around in Houston

The METRO system of buses, light rail, and lift vans makes daily Houston transit quick and convenient. METRO operates 132 bus routes and a single Red Line light rail, with 9,960 stops altogether. The convenient METRO Q® Fare Card acts as a reloadable debit card for regular riders, otherwise rides amount to $1.25 each for any service.

Getting an education in Houston

The Houston Independent School District serves 202,773 students. HISD is one of seventeen school districts in Houston, and manages 112 campuses (with Magnet programs). 300 private schools are also within the city.

Dining & Entertainment in Houston

The Bombay Pizza Co. is just one of the local favorites you’ll certainly want to try out after your move. Local rave reviewers would also recommend The Breakfast Klub and Niko Niko’s Greek & American Café in a heartbeat, each providing premier dining for Houston residents. When it’s time to have fun, explore The Theater District, NASA’s Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, the Galleria mall, SplashTown Waterpark Houston, and the Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park.

Welcome to Houston, a.k.a “Space City”!


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