Economic powerhouse Houston is an excellent location for coliving as it provides a free business environment, high-speed Internet and a lot of coworking spaces, should you wish for a change of scenery. The Texan metropolis owes its wealth to its energy industry and is also recognized as a hub for biomedical research and aeronautics. Digital nomad engineers will benefit from the networking opportunities in one of the USA‘s fastest growing cities.
Highly populated and expansive as this city is, it might surprise you that its friendly inhabitants show many positive small-town attributes like greeting each other and randomly chatting with strangers. Houston is simultaneously proudly Texan and a very diverse city. Barbecue culture and tailgating are equally appreciated as Tex-Mex and Vietnamese cuisine. Rodeos, sports events and the Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival round out the picture of what you can do in your spare time there.
What Houston truly excels at is generating employment opportunities. It is the top US market for exports and attracts foreign-owned companies that relocate, expand or start new businesses in Houston. The city continuously secures a spot on Forbes' list of "Best Places for Business and Careers".
Here are some fun facts about “Space City”:
- Houston has 2.3 million inhabitants and is located in southeast Texas near the Gulf of Mexico.
- The famous movie “Apollo 13” misquotes NASA astronaut Jack Swigert. In reality, he actually said, "Houston, we've had a problem here".
- At his speech at Rice University in 1962, President Kennedy famously stated: “We meet at a college noted for knowledge, in a city noted for progress, in a state noted for strength.“
- Mardi Gras is one of the most popular events on the Gulf Coast. Galveston, one hour south of Houston, annually hosts this colorful parade.
- Traditions of the German settlers are still alive and well in Houston. They are subtle in food and architecture and very prominent at the Oktoberfest and Weihnachtsmarkt.
- Montrose and the Height are cultural districts. Independent restaurants, artists and small niche businesses give these districts their unique charm.
With so much to entertain you when you need a break from being productive, Houston is a popular destination as your next coliving location.