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Houston, the fourth largest city in the United States, offers endless entertainment options that provides an attractive lifestyle for families and individuals looking to move to the area.

Houston, the fourth largest city in the United States, offers endless entertainment options that provides an attractive lifestyle for families and individuals looking to move to the area.

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Immediate Move-in Katy, TX

Sunterra

Starting from $347,900 1,593 - 2,281 Sq. Ft.
  • Books with an apple stacked on  top Exceptional Katy ISD Schools
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  • Inner Tube Lazy River - Coming Soon!
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Move-in Ready Pearland, TX

Sierra Vista

Starting from $382,900 1,662 - 3,178 Sq. Ft.
  • Swimming pool Resort-Style Pools
  • Neighborhood Clubhous Recreation Center
  • Dumbbell Exercise Facility
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If you're looking for new luxury homes in Houston, Texas, look no further. Our Houston luxury communities offer elegant new construction homes near everyday conveniences. Experience our simplified buying process and move-in-ready homes with custom-built qualities by visiting us in the Houston area.

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More About Living in Houston, TX

In South Texas, on the Gulf of Mexico, sits the fourth largest city in the United States: Houston. Residents and tourists appreciate that the city is welcoming and alive with energy and culture. Houston's downtown area includes a historic district with architecture from the 1800s, a theater district with a professional arts scene, countless galleries, upscale restaurants and exclusive shops. Locals enjoy big-city conveniences, outdoor fun on land and water and stunning natural beauty. Houston's dynamic blend of creativity, ingenuity, world-class attractions and robust economy make 'Space City' a top-notch metropolis. The city has diverse career opportunities in several industries, including aerospace, energy, logistics, transportation and healthcare. Twenty-four Fortune 500 companies have headquarters in the metropolitan area.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where in Texas is Houston?

Houston is in southeast Texas, near Galveston Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. The city is the county capital of Harris County and the most populous city in the Greater Houston metropolitan region. Houston's longitude and latitude coordinates are 29.7604 degrees N and 95.3688 degrees W. 

What is the nickname of Houston?

Many know Houston by a few different names. Space City, because of the Houston Space Center and the city's connection to the aerospace industry. Locals and people familiar with the city know it as Bayou City, Clutch City, Magnolia City, Hustle Town and H-Town. 

Which large cities are near Houston?

With everything in Texas being bigger, there are numerous populous cities near Houston. Austin and San Antonio are the two largest cities near Houston. Still, within approximately 150 to 250 miles, Houston residents can visit one of six other large cities.

  • 182 miles to Corpus Christi, TX
  • 225 miles to Dallas, TX
  • 231 miles to Arlington, TX
  • 231 miles to Garland, TX
  • 238 miles to Fort Worth, TX
  • 239 miles to Plano, TX

Why do people like living in Houston?

Houston is an excellent area to live in due to its abundance and diversity of job opportunities, traditionally low, inexpensive cost of living, zero income tax, and relatively consistent mild weather. Families, graduates and retirees are just a few of the many who've carved out a happy life living in Houston. 

Whatever attracts you to southeast Texas, life in Houston is undoubtedly exciting. H-Town is home to some of the nation's nicest, most sincere people.

What comes to mind when people speak about Houston?

Houston is renowned as the global capital of space exploration, a worldwide energy sector powerhouse, petroleum exploration and Texas barbecue.

It's often confused for the capital of Texas; however, that honor belongs to Austin.

Does Houston have good colleges?

Houston is home to many fine universities, including Rice University, University of Houston, Houston Baptist University and the University of St. Thomas, to name a few.

What are Houston's biggest tourist attractions?

There are so many must-see attractions in Houston, Texas, that there isn't enough room on this page to list them all. The most popular attractions include Houston Zoo, NASA Johnson Space Center, Space Center Houston, Battleship Texas, Memorial Park, Houston Museum of Natural Science, Downtown Aquarium and The Galleria. A quick Google or Bing search will help you find lists of many more popular places to visit in Houston.

Does Houston have a good job market?

Job markets in areas often change. Keep this in mind when thinking about Houston's job market. The metropolitan area traditionally ranks among the top metro regions in the U.S. for economic opportunities, career advancement opportunities, high-paying jobs or finding a job. Twenty-four Fortune 500 firms, including Phillips 66, Sysco, Waste Management and ConocoPhillips, are based in the Houston Metro area. 

Is Houston considered an affluent city?

Houston is recognized for its affluence, particularly in neighborhoods like West University Place, Piney Point Village, River Oaks, Afton Oaks and Sugar Land. For instance, Piney Point Village is Houston's wealthiest area, with a median home price of $1,784,461 and a median household income of around $108,000. These Houston areas are known for their fine homes and high-end real estate, showcasing why Houston is considered an affluent city with a range of luxurious living options.

Are there new luxury homes for sale in Houston in the $300s?

Yes, Terrata Homes offers brand-new homes in Houston, Texas, in the $300s. As notable Houston home builders, Terrata Homes provides properties ranging from near 1,600 to over 3,100 square feet in size. Our homes generally feature 3 to 5 bedrooms and 2 to 3 bathrooms. They are designed with modern amenities and high-quality finishes as standard, offering an affordable path to luxury living in what many would consider dream homes.

Where else in Texas does Terrata Homes build new construction luxury residences?

Aside from Houston, Terrata Homes has high-end neighborhoods with luxurious residences throughout Texas. Homebuyers can find Terrata Homes in the Dallas-Fort Worth Area, San Antonio, Austin and San Marcos.

What distinguishes the Houston, Texas luxury neighborhoods offered by Terrata Homes?

The luxury neighborhoods offered by Terrata Homes, known as luxury home builders in Houston, stand out due to their comprehensive community amenities. These include resort-style swimming pools, dog parks, fitness centers and pickleball courts designed to enhance residents' lifestyles. Terrata Homes focus on creating communities that offer more than just homes, providing a 'staycation' living experience with amenities that cater to various interests and needs.

I'm looking at Houston's new homes for sale. Why should I choose one built by Terrata Homes?

When considering Houston's new homes, choosing Terrata Homes means selecting an award-winning builder. We are recognized for our attention to quality, detail and customer satisfaction, ensuring each home meets our own exceedingly high standards of craftsmanship and design. Our reputation as a builder of luxury homes speaks for itself. We remain committed to creating homes that are not just places to live but spaces where life's best moments can unfold.

Where can I see new homes from Terrata in the Houston area?

Terrata Homes builds luxury properties throughout Texas, including new construction homes in Houston. These new luxury homes are available near freeways and modern conveniences in communities outside Houston, where residents can escape big city life. Request more information about your preferred community online to schedule a tour of our Houston move-in-ready homes.

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