Moving to Houston, if approached in the right manner, can be a great experience that truly broadens your horizons. Houston is the fourth largest city in the United States, is a truly metropolitan city that offers a diverse culture. The abundance of international companies here attract expatriates from all over the world. Houston has a relatively good economy compared to the rest of the nation and the job market is still good, partly because of its plentiful oil and gas businesses. Another reason Texas' largest city is so attractive is due to the abundance of entertainment, which offers expats a truly exceptional leisure experience. There is always something going on here, be it a sporting event of one of the professional major teams of the city, an expo, a cultural festival or a new show in the theatre; if it isn’t happening in Houston, it probably isn’t happening anywhere else in Texas.
The Expat Info Desk relocation guide to Houston is your first step towards moving to Houston in an organized and efficient manner. It provides you with a wealth of information pertaining to the following areas-
Texas is well known for its bureaucracy and expatriates face complicated rules and regulations when moving to Houston. The Expat Info Desk relocation guide to Houston contains everything you need to know in order to ensure that you live and work here legally and file appropriate applications to the right people at the right time. From full details of visa requirements and application procedures, through to taxation and legal requirements; you can find it all in our guide.
One of the most important considerations when making an international relocation is where to live in a city that is essentially unknown. The Expat Info Desk relocation guide will greatly assist anyone who is moving to Houston to find somewhere to live that is right for their needs. The Expat Info Desk Expat relocation guide provides complete information on the many areas of Houston, allowing comparisons between Downtown Houston, Midtown, The Heights, The Woodlands, the Memorial and Galleria area and several others in regards to atmosphere, shopping experiences and residency style; everything you need to know when setting up home in a new city.
The Expat Info Desk relocation guide to Houston contains everything you need to know when moving to Houston and covers a wide variety of topics, from getting a Texas State Driver License, a Social Security number and a bank account through to setting up utilities, looking after your pets and organizing childcare. In addition the guide covers topics such as finding supermarkets, bookstores, furniture and places to worship. Moving to a new city can be stressful and daunting. Arm yourself with our relocation guide in order to ensure that you navigate the infrastructure with easy.
The Expat Info Desk relocation guide to Houston will become invaluable when you are ready to relax and enjoy your free time having fun in Houston. The guide to moving to Houston contains comprehensive listings on entertainment, culture, nightlife and sporting venues, together with our advice on how best to meet people and form your own social network.
Our city guide to moving to Houston contains full listings of all medical and health care facilities in an easy to follow format with detailed contact information for your convenience. We also provide practical advice on how to stay safe and healthy during your time in this amazing city.
While Texans are renowned for their hospitality and friendliness, relocating to a new city is never easy and blending in as an expat can take some time. The city is big and the culture is southern. There are a number of Houston-specific traditions that expatriates need to be aware of. Our relocation guide provides you with our insights into the people here, what behaviors you can expect and how best to integrate with the locals.
The Expat Info Desk relocation guide to Houston is written by an expatriate who has lived in Houston for many years and combines all her experience into one comprehensive guide. Use it as a preparation tool before you arrive, continue to use it as a practical companion as you begin to settle into your expatriate experience in Houston and refer to it as an invaluable resource even once you consider yourself a "transplanted Texan".
Our guide was written by Patricia Sanderlin and last published on Friday 4th March 2011.
|01||Get a car and get a navigation system (GPS) as Houston is an extremely large city, very spread-out and with an often confusing street system.|
|02||Check the Houston Chronicle newspaper and the Houston Press paper for happenings and current events in Houston.|
Houston has a population of 1.9 million placing it as the 4th largest city in the US; it has a metro population of 4.8 million placing it 10th.