Ever consider a contract job in Houston, TX? As the largest city in Texas, Houston is full of all the things that make the Lone Star State a premium destination for tourists and long term inhabitants alike. Situated a few minutes inland from the Gulf of Mexico, Houston offers a gorgeous, moderate climate and every amenity one could look for in a major city.
The weather in Houston is warm and inviting, with a yearly average low of just over 60℉. With 5 days of rain per year, it's always sunny, and the crystal clear skies almost look fake. Overall, the weather in Houston is second only to the most premium cities on the east coast, and with a living cost light years below its California competition, it's one of the best bang-for-buck cities in the entire world.
With an average cost of living four points under the national average, Houston is extremely affordable (at least, by large city standards). A typical one bedroom apartment will set you back around $850 a month, but even cheaper options can regularly be found outside of the city and in the suburbs. Food and utilities are no more expensive than any other city in the United States, and you never have to worry about an extra cold winter jacking up your heating bill.
Houston offers a variety of restaurants in almost any culinary genre you desire. From asian fusion to gourmet steakhouses to classic sports bars, you can find anything your heart desires (at least, food wise). Taste of Texas offers delicious American cuisine, and if you're looking for something a bit more southern, Brennan's of Houston imports its recipes straight from New Orleans. If you're looking for a freshly mixed stir fry, Heights Asian Cafe is a great locally-owned Chinese restaurant.
Houston's probably best known for it's Space Center Houston, which holds one of the most impressive collections of space-going memorabilia and information on the planet. If you're more into nature, Houston is home to a bevy of massive parks, and just outside the city lies Sheldon Lake State Park, with all the outdoor activities you could possibly imagine. For those looking to spend some time indoors on a rainy day, the Art Car Museum has some of the craziest cars in existence, and is always worth a trip.
Houston has many hotels that are affordable - make sure and check out popular hotel apps. Affordable choices include the WoodSpring Suites Houston Northwest and the Extended Stay America Houston - Northwest - HWY 290 - Hollister. For those looking to travel by RV, there are a variety of choices. Our favorites are the Lakeview RV Resort and the Sheldon Lake RV Resort, both of which offer full hookups and reasonable rates.