Quality of Life

2016-2017 Lake Houston Community Guide and Directory

The demographics of the Lake Houston Area speak for themselves: A low unemployment rate coupled with an educated and skilled workforce makes this an area where industries can make a home and businesses and families grow and prosper. Low taxes, a great climate, quality residential communities, ample outdoor and athletic recreation, and a cost of living that is 7.8% below the U.S. average, make for a quality of life which is unmatched.

Recreation – One of the great benefits of life in the Lake Houston region is the natural alliance with the great outdoors. Parks, hiking/biking trails, nature areas, and water resources permeate the lifestyle of most residents. The Lake Houston Area is rich with an impressive array of golf courses that include world-class tournament courses and challenging professional courses. The area is home national sporting events like the annual Shell Open and Junior Olympics. Developments like Redemption Square at Generation Park and Grand Texas Theme Park are two projects currently under construction that will increase outdoor recreation options in LHA.

Arts & Entertainment – From local events and amenities to world-class cultural activities, the Lake Houston Area provides access to numerous amenities and community festivals and events for family entertainment and enrichment. Check the Lake Houston Chamber events page for a complete list of LHA events.

Housing – Whether it is master-planned communities, subdivisions with amenities, or apartment complexes, the communities of the Lake Houston Area offer a diverse choice of high quality housing choices to meet a variety of housing needs for all incomes. There are currently more than 10,000 housing units under construction in LHA.

Education – The Humble Independent School District is nationally and state ranked. In 2015 Humble ISD was named the Large District winner of the H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards program. The district is well known for its ability and success in annually sending dozens of student athletes to play collegiate sports. Additionally the district routinely receives top honors in extracurricular clubs and activities such as national speech and debate team, band, orchestra, choir, drill team, national honors society and Future Farmers of America.

Health Care – The Lake Houston Area is fortunate to host exceptional, award-winning health systems and services within its communities. Residents and visitors to the area can conveniently access quality care whether they need emergency services, specialized or long-term care. Two top industry ranked regional hospitals – Kingwood Medical Center and Memorial Hermann Hospital Northeast – along with a host of emergency, convenient care and specialty clinics provide exceptional health care.

Weather – The Lake Houston Area’s close proximity to the Gulf of Mexico provides mild to warm temperatures year round making the area the perfect setting for outdoor living. Annually, the average high is 78* with an average low of 57*.

The Lake Houston Area has the least congested roads in the Houston area – Click here to see a map of the most congested roads

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