Why We Love Houston.
When our Fay Students dream of becoming astronauts, chefs, world-class physicians, ballerinas, artists, scientists, filmmakers, educators, religious leaders, financiers, petroleum engineers, or litigators, they only need to look as far as their neighbors. Inspiration and aspiration are abundant in Fay’s haven of opportunity as so many talented people call Houston home. While Houston can be an intimidating, colossal city to visit, it is a great place to live. Don’t believe me? Read below.
Perks of living in Houston
- Welcoming Weather: A humid, subtropical climate means Houstonians enjoy plenty of time outdoors. In fact, the temperature ranges between 32- and 90-degrees Fahrenheit for about 70 percent of the year.
- Food, Shopping, and More Food: Houston is home to 25 shopping centers with more than 500,000 square feet. In addition, it has increasingly become one of the nation’s greatest restaurant cities with 10,000-plus restaurants from more than 70 national categories.
- Diversity: According to WalletHub, Houston is the most diverse big city in the United States. This includes socioeconomic, cultural, economic, religious, and household diversity. With congregations of virtually every faith, there is a religious home for everyone who is looking.
- Sports: Houstonians can always root for the home team thanks to the city’s nine professional sports teams and five major sports facilities. There are more than 170 golf courses and six racing facilities in the Houston area. Get ready to show your Houston team spirit!
- Arts: More than 500 Houston institutions are devoted to the performing and visual arts, science, and history. The renowned Theater District features nine major performing arts organizations in four venues, and the Museum District houses 19 world-class art, history, culture, nature, and science museums within close proximity and continues to grow!
- Outdoor Activities: Houstonians can pick from nearly 50,000 acres of managed parks, six National Wildlife Refuges, and a 300-mile interconnected bikeway. Together, Houston and Harris County offer more than 350 miles of hike and bike trails.
- Music: Do you love live music? Houstonians do too… and we are not just limited to country music at the annual Houston Livestock and Rodeo. Houston hosts many music venues that range from large stadiums like the Toyota Center to small hole-in-the-wall joints like The Big Easy.
Perks of working in Houston
- Cost: The cost of living in Houston roughly 26 percent below the average for major metropolitan areas.
- Energy: Houston is the leading domestic and international center for virtually every segment of the energy industry.
- Healthcare: The largest medical complex in the world sits in the heart of Houston. The Texas Medical Center hosts 21 renowned hospitals, 13 support organizations, eight academic and research institutions, six nursing programs, three public health organizations, three medical schools, two universities, two pharmacy schools, and a dental school. In addition, the area surrounding the TMC is home to 385 medical offices staffed by 21,000 physicians, scientists, researchers, and other advanced degree professionals in the life sciences.
- Higher Education: The Houston region has 14 major institutions of higher learning.
Perks of Fay’s Location
- Fay Forest: Fay is a green, academic oasis. Fay’s campus is situated on Buffalo Bayou with our very own habitat of abundant green space and nature trails. The Fay School has an Outdoor Education program that cultivates both a love and understanding of nature and is a collaboration of faculty and parents.
- Outdoor Activities: Within a 1-mile radius from the Fay campus, you can easily get many outdoor activities including the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center, Memorial Park, Memorial Park Golf Course, Houston Polo Club, Weiss Park, and the Buffalo Bayou Park!
- Easy Commute: Fay’s proximity to 610, Memorial Drive, and I-10 provides convenience so that getting to Downtown, Galleria, or even the Energy Corridor is effortless!
We Love Houston...
#clutchcity, #houstonstrong, #htown, #bayoucity…these are all hashtags or phrases you may hear any native or novel Houstonian say as they speak about the city they love, Houston, Texas. Want to see where else Houston ranks? Click here.
About Kaitlin: Kaitlin Necas is the Communications Officer at The Fay School. She has been a member of the Fay Family since the summer of 2015. When she is not telling Fay's story on various digital platforms, Kaitlin enjoys travel, spending time with her family and friends (including her puppy), and trying new food!