Houston accolades for 2013 – Grads Top City, No. 1 Diverse City and much more…

We see it everyday in the roads, restaurants, grocery stories, parks and many more places that changes are happening in our community and transforming to a diverse city every day. Everyone is moving to Houston these days due to the job opportunity, inexpensive housing, diversity and lot more… It helps to put us in nation’s radar by placing us in good spots on many recent surveys and ratings. Do you want to hear some, here you go…

Top City for College Grads
Houston is the No. 1 city for recent college graduates, a survey says. The survey by msnNOW ranked major cities by a combination of job growth, affordable living and “vibrant” 20-something populations. The article urged young people to “pick up and move” to Houston, or one of the other cities on the list.

Houston had 6.7 percent unemployment in June, according to the most recent U.S. Census data. Houston fared better than state of Texas overall, which had a slightly higher unemployment rate, 6.9 percent, in June. The MSN also reported that 20-somethings make up 17.6 percent of the population. Austin came in third. This isn’t the first time Houston has topped the charts for happy young professionals.

Among Top 10 Cities – Ethnically diverse food
Houston is also among the most diverse in terms of ethnic cuisines available, GrubHub.com reports. The Chicago-based online and mobile food-ordering service analyzed restaurant offerings in more than 500 cities across the country to identify which cities offered the widest variety of the site’s 69 different ethnic cuisines. Houston ranked No. 10 on the list of most food-diverse cities, with 28 ethnic cuisines available.

Meanwhile, GrubHub also analyzed which ethnic cuisines were gaining in popularity nationwide. Pakistani topped that list, with a nearly 97 percent increase in GrubHub orders year over year. Caribbean, Halal, Spanish and African rounded out the top five.

No. 1 – Diverse City
Our town is now the most ethnically diverse major metropolitan area in the entire United States, according to the latest report from the Kinder Institute for Urban Research at Rice University. We’ve gone from frontier contender to cosmopolitan champion in national arena of ethnic diversity. What’s more, this dramatic upgrade in the city’s demographic status has taken place over a relatively short period of time. Diversity has brought sea change to some parts of town I can hardly recognize any more. Booking a tour of Houston requires multiple visas outside the Loop.

A key indicator of diversity is an abundance of ethnic restaurants. The local menu now includes a global smorgasbord of authentic cuisine along with chicken-fried steak and barbecue. The inundation of diversity is also evident in shifting population statistics and foreign-language billboards.

What do you think? Are you feeling good about living in this great city or not? You better feel happy to be here…

Source: Houston Business Journal

About Vijaianand Thirnageswaram

I am a Proud Realtor of Texas, trying to guide and help clients to find their dream home and educate them to buy them for right price. I am also a Candidate for CFP who has more financial knowledge which allows me share and educate clients in any financial decision making process.

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