Moving from Seattle, WA to Houston, TX

Moving from Seattle, WA to Houston, TX

If you’re planning a move to “The Space City,” you’ll be interested to know that it is the largest city in the state of Texas with a population of 2.1 million. As you can imagine, living in a big city will come with all the amenities and entertainment options you could ever want. Located on the banks of the Buffalo Bayou, Houston is known for being a center the home to Johnson Space Center and Nasa’s Mission Control Center. Texas Medical Center, the world’s largest concentration of healthcare and research institutions, is also located here. Welcome to Houston, it won’t take long before you’re a true Texan living in one of the best cities in America.   

What you can expect from a move from Seattle to Houston

A car ride from Seattle to Houston would take approximately 39 hours. That’s a major haul, so you might want to take advantage of all the great sites along the way and stop for a break at any one of these great towns: Spokane, WA, Billings, MT, Casper, WY, Denver, CO, Wichita, KS, Oklahoma City, OK, or Dallas, TX.

The weather in Houston

Houston’s has a humid, subtropical climate with hot humid summer temperatures that hover around the mid-90s while the winter month temperatures rarely drop below 43 degrees Fahrenheit. It rains about 50 inches a year here, with the most falling in June.

Getting around in Houston

Most of our residents drive their own vehicles to get them around town, utilizing Interstate 610 and Beltway 8. If you need public transportation, you’ll want to take advantage of METRO, the city’s transit system. METRO has a fleet of buses, light rails, and lift vans. Houston is also home to one of the busiest airports in the U.S., George Bush Intercontinental Airport, with flights to 182 destinations worldwide.

Getting an education in Houston

If your children currently attend Seattle Public Schools it might take a little while to get used to the Houston Independent School District, which serves more than 202,000 students. If you’re looking for an excellent private school, then Houston is the city for you with more than 300 private schools in the area for your selection.

Dining & entertainment in Houston

Houston is home to so many dining and entertainment options, so it is a bit overwhelming trying to figure out where to start. If you’re looking for a great restaurant with an amazing atmosphere, you’ll want to visit Artista on Bagby Street. They have delectable Latin food coupled with breathtaking views of downtown Houston. If you’re looking for some family fun, Houston Zoo is a must-see with more than 4,000 animals. Houston’s Museum of Natural Science is another great place to take the kids—be sure to see the Foucault Pendulum. If you love live entertainment, then the Theater District is the place for you. The Theater District includes a 17-block area of restaurants, bars, cinemas, and theaters! You’ll also find the Houston Grand Opera, Houston Symphony Orchestra, and Houston Ballet here.

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