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Houston Rankings

Where Houston Ranks #1 and #2
Published on 12/3/19

#1

AMERICA'S 50 BEST PLACES TO LIVE - WEST UNIVERSITY PLACE
24/7 Wall Street (as reported by USA Today) – September 2019

BEST MARKETS TO PURCHASE MULTIFAMILY ASSETS
Ten-X (as reported by Houston Business Journal) – August 2019

BEST HOSPITAL FOR CANCER - MD ANDERSON CANCER CENTER
U.S. News and World Report (as reported by Houston Business Journal) - August 2019

BEST RACE/CLASS INTERACTION – RICE UNIVERSITY
Princeton Review – August 2019

U-HAUL - TOP U.S. DESTINATION CITIES IN 2018
U-Haul – May 2019

HIGHEST AVERAGE STARTING SALARIES (ADJUSTED FOR COST OF LIVING)
WalletHub – May 2019

2018 WORLD'S MOST COMPETITIVE CITIES - ENERGY
Site Selection – May 2019

NATION'S BEST CITIES FOR MILLENNIALS
The Langston Co. – April 2019

2019’S MOST DIVERSE CITIES IN THE U.S.
WalletHub – April 2019

TOP METROS WHERE YOUNG ADULTS ARE MOVING
The Brookings Institution – January 2019

BEST ENERGY- AND RESOURCE-BASED THINK TANKS IN THE WORLD - RICE UNIVERSITY'S CENTER FOR ENERGY STUDIES
2018 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report – January 2019

HIGHEST ANNUAL MEDIAN WAGE FOR STEM WORKERS
WalletHub – January 2019

BEST U.S. CITY FOR EXPATS
InterNations (as reported by Houston Chronicle) – November 2018

CITIES WITH THE BIGGEST HOUSES IN AMERICA
LendingTree – October 2018

BEST SEAPORT IN NORTH AMERICA
Asia Cargo News – May 2018

 

#2

TOP U.S. METROS FOR JOB GROWTH (BETWEEN OCTOBER '18 AND OCTOBER '19)
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics – December 2019

METROS WITH MOST CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS
Business Facilities – July 2019

BEST U.S. METRO AREAS FOR STEM WORKERS
American Enterprise Institute's Housing Center – May 16, 2019

TOP EMERGING LIFE SCIENCES CLUSTER 
CBRE (as reported by Houston Chronicle) – March 12, 2019

U-HAUL U.S. GROWTH CITIES – SPRING
U-Haul – January 2019

TOP CITIES TO GO AND EAT IN 2019
Food & Wine (as reported by Houston Chronicle) – December 21, 2018

BEST QUALITY OF LIFE – RICE UNIVERSITY
Princeton Review – August 7, 2018

AGRICULTURAL BIOSCIENCE LEADERS
Business Facilities Magazine - July 23, 2018

LEAST EXPENSIVE REAL ESTATE MARKETS
Property Shark (as reported by New York Times) – July 19, 2018

COST OF LIVING IN TOP 10 U.S. CITIES HIRING FOR JOBS
Refinery29 – July 3, 2018

2018 WORLD'S MOST COMPETITIVE CITIES - CHEMICALS & PLASTICS
Site Selection – May, 2019

TOP HOUSING MARKETS FOR NEW HOMES
MetroStudy (as reported by Houston Chronicle) – April 26, 2018

TOP METROS FOR POPULATION INCREASE BETWEEN JULY ’16 AND JULY ’17
U.S. Census Bureau (as reported by Houston Chronicle) – March 22, 2018

BEST NURSING-ANESTHESIA PROGRAMS - BAYLOR COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
U.S. News and World Report 2019 - Best Graduate Programs – March 21, 2018

2018 BEST PLACES TO RAISE A FAMILY – THE WOODLANDS
Niche (as reported by The Houston Business Journal) – March 12, 2018

TOP METROS IN THE NATION FOR NEW AND EXPANDED CORPORATE FACILITIES
Site Selection (as reported by Houston Business Journal - March 6, 2018

COST OF LIVING - CITIES WHERE PAYCHECKS GO FAR
Center for Opportunity Urbanism - December 2017

BEST CITIES IN THE U.S. FOR VETERANS TO START A SMALL BUSINESS
Thumbtack (as reported by Business Wire) - November 8, 2017

BEST GRADUATE ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAM IN U.S. - RICE UNIVERSITY
The Princeton Review - November 2017

BEST UNDERGRADUATE ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAM IN U.S. - UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON
The Princeton Review - November 2017

GLOBAL AFFORDABILITY
Homeday, an online real estate portal based in Berlin, Germany - November 2017

TOP METROPOLITAN AREA EXPORTERS - HOUSTON MSA
U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration - October 2017

BEST HOSPITALS TO WORK FOR IN 2017
Healthcare Finance News - September 7, 2017

BEST MAGNET SCHOOL - CARNEGIE VANGUARD HIGH SCHOOL
U.S. News (as reported by Houston Business Journal) – April 25, 2017

BEST MUSEUMS FOR FAMILIES
USA Today – March 31, 2017

TOP CITIES FOR H-1B VISAS
American City Business Journal Research – February 2017

Patrick Jankowski, CERP
Senior Vice President, Research
713-844-3616
pjankowski@houston.org

Melissa Verhoef, PhD
Analyst, Research
713-844-3653
mverhoef@houston.org

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