Houston is the fourth most populous city in the nation and the most populous city in Texas at 2.3 million. It’s named after General Sam Houston, president of the Republic of Texas. Today, there are many reasons to buy high-end real estate in Houston Texas, but here are just a few.
One reason to buy real estate in Houston is its proximity to great educational institutions. Rice University has been nicknamed the Ivy League of the South. The University of Houston is a nationally recognized Tier One research University and is the third largest university in Texas. The city is also home to Texas Southern University, Houston Baptist, and a host of other great universities. For younger learners, Houston has some great independent school districts as well. Look to Spring Branch ISD (Hunters Creek Village), Katy ISD, and Humble ISD.
Houston is home to half of the Fortune 500 companies in Texas, including Phillips 66, Noble Energy, Sysco, Group 1 Automotive, and Waste Management. Most of Houston’s top companies are in the oil and energy industry, but the city is also known for its advances in biomedical research and aeronautics. Other industries that balance out the economy in Houston are transportation and trade, government, education, and healthcare.
Speaking of healthcare, the Texas Medical Center is the largest concentration of research and healthcare institutions in the world with 13 hospitals, two specialty institutions, and schools for medicine, nursing, dentistry, and pharmacy. The campus is internationally renowned for medical research, and Houstonians have access to it all.
Recreation and Entertainment
While Houston isn’t right on the gulf, it’s just an hour from Galveston , one of the best beach cities in Texas. It’s also just 30 minutes from Trinity Bay and the Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge, home to spectacular hunting, fishing, and birding. The Houston area is also home to exciting professional sports teams like the Texans, Astros, Dash, Dynamo, and Rockets, as well as the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, and world-class theaters and museums.
Houston is home to some of the best high-end neighborhoods and communities. The Memorial Villages are especially prestigious. In fact, two of them, Bunker Hill Village and Hunters Creek Village, have been named the “Top Places to Live Well in the Houston Area” by Forbes Magazine. Sugar Land and The Woodlands, just outside Houston, rival each other in quality living as well. The best neighborhood in Houston proper is River Oaks, situated along the Buffalo Bayou.
Spectacular High-End Real Estate in Texas
Along with prestigious communities comes high-end real estate. Take, for example, Sleepy Oaks Chateau, a sprawling, European-inspired estate with old-world appeal. This custom designed home was built for both raising a family and entertaining guests. It features intricate details like Mohawk hardwood floors, rich wood paneling, and a breathtaking stained-glass dome designed exclusively for this home. Outdoors, 1.1 park-like acres can be enjoyed from the custom-designed arboretum that features views of the sparkling 50-foot pool, cascading stone waterfall, and two hot tubs. What’s even more spectacular about this gorgeous piece of luxury real estate in Houston Texas is that buyers will have a unique opportunity to name their own price for it at luxury no reserve absolute auction on June 25th. Contact Supreme Auctions directly at (866) 929-2243 or via email to find out how you can reserve your chance to bid on this one-of-a-kind estate.