Household Moving Services to Houston
The city of Houston is currently the largest city in the state of Texas, the largest city in the Southern United States and also is the fourth-largest city in the United States. Houston today is home to over 2.16 million residents and spans a total area of just under 600 square miles. Founded in 1836 and incorporated as a city in 1837, Houston’s growth into a major economic and political powerhouse was rapid, and burgeoning industries such as oil, overseas shipping and overland transportation services via the railroads all helped Houston to explode in terms of population. According to the United States Census Bureau, whose first census records for Houston go back to 1850, the city has never experienced population decline from one census to another. This is remarkable as even the largest cities in the country, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Seattle, Minneapolis and many others all saw their population decline during the deindustrialization of the United States, which began in the late 1960’s. Houston, however, was spared, like many other cities in the Deep South.
Houston is one of the most popular areas for people to relocate to in the state of Texas and, quite possibly, in the entire Deep South. When moving to Houston, you’ll have to try to familiarize yourself with the area, as it’s easy to get lost amidst all the different neighborhoods and bedroom cities that surround the largest city in Texas. Houston, however, has many things in it to see and do, and its education sector is one of the fastest-growing and one of the most promising in the entire United States. Houston is home to four separate state universities – the University of Houston, the University of Houston-Clear Lake, the University of Houston-Downtown, and Texas Southern University, which are all part of the University of Houston network but are all separate and independent colleges. Houston is also the home of several prominent private colleges, including Rice University and the University of St. Thomas.
Houston’s amenities are really one of the main reasons that it has grown so rapidly. The first port – originally little more than a dock, at least before 1841 – was constructed in 1837, and since then city leaders have worked on making Houston a place that people actually want to live in. This has led to many different tactics over the years, one of which is the fact that the city of Houston doesn’t have any formal zoning laws; despite its growth – which has paralleled that of many other cities – Houston has relied on other land-use laws that were already on the books instead of writing up its own formal zoning codes. This approach has led to more innovative and creative uses of land, which has led to stunning works of architecture, a distinct downtown core complete with highrise buildings, and a metropolitan atmosphere. If you’re interested in shipping your household goods to or from Houston, make sure to fill out our free household moving quote request form, or give us a call at 800-930-7417 to speak to one of our live agents.