Why Houston is Number One

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Texans have long been known for their distinct state pride. Yell out the “the stars at night, are big and bright…” and you know a bunch of Texans will finish the call and response with a loud “deep in the heart of Texas.”

Whether it’s the capitol city of Austin or small towns like Marfa, Texans love their state. And they have even more reason to love their state now. For the fourth year in a row, Houston has been ranked the number one place Americans are relocating to. This is based on findings from UHaul. Based on their numbers, more people are renting one-way vans to Houston than any other place in the country.

What makes the sprawling city of Houston so special? We decided to ask two people who’ve moved there in the past few months.

Taylor Brown moved to Houston in the fall of 2012 from Provincetown, Massachusetts for a job with an energy company.

Leslie Fisher also moved to Houston in 2012, for a job with the federal government. Prior to Houston, she was living in Cincinnati.


Taylor Brown and Leslie Fisher

Produced by:

Kristen Meinzer

Comments [3]

Max from Portland, OR

Grew up in Houston, but have lived in Portland for the last 12 years. Portland is great, but there are a few things that Houston does better than Portland, such as diversity, performing arts, and museums.

Mr Carich: If you think of Houston as full of "droughts", you've clearly not done your research -- Houston gets more rain than Portland!

Apr. 18 2013 02:07 PM
Gregory Carich from Portland, Oregon or as a Texan once said to me: "Canada"

I think Sheridan said "if I owned Hell and Texas, I'd live in Hell and rent out Texas." There's more to life than $ and so-called liberty.

Droughts, hurricanes, tropical heat, no snow, bad beer...you can have it.

Apr. 18 2013 01:21 PM
Taylor from Houston

Was a pleasure to be on the show this morning!

Apr. 18 2013 10:40 AM

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