Harris County, in the eastern part of Texas, is the most populous county in the state and is the third most populous county in the United States.
Best known as the county housing Houston, there is much more to see in Harris County.
Whether you like big city life or small town charm, Harris County is a great place to live.
History and Growth
The county was founded in 1836 and named after John Richardson Harris, a settler of the area.
While it may have started as a small settlement, it quickly grew to become one of the most appealing areas due to an excellent climate and opportunities due to agriculture and the railroad.
Today, the city and county continues to grow and there does not seem to be any signs of it stopping soon.
There are many opportunities for employment in Harris County.
The city of Houston offers all of the employment possibilities one would expect from any large metropolis.
Some of the largest employers in the area:
- Memorial Healthcare System
- Southwestern Bell
- Continental Airlines
Other major companies that are headquartered in Houston include: Academy Sports, Noble Energy, Smith International and Hewlett-Packard’s United States’ branch.
Young students have access to excellent city and county schools throughout the region, many of which have received local and national recognition.
Those who wish to attain higher education can check out the options available at The University of Houston, Texas Southern University and Rice University in addition to a number of junior and community college options.
Life is Good in Harris County
There is more to Harris county than just work and learning, the city offers beautiful parks, recreational areas and plenty of activities and events for adults and children alike.
The beautiful weather (which is quite mild, even in winter) is especially appealing and attracts many people to the area.
While most who live and work in Harris County do own cars, there is a growing public transportation system (METRO) as well as two commercial airports.
All of these benefits make Harris County as a whole a very appealing place to consider moving.
If you would like to learn more about the benefits of living in Harris County, or if you need some assistance when checking out Katy homes for sale, contact us.
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