A search for real estate agents in Harris County, Texas, should always start with a visit to the Official Real Estate Agent Directory® . The information below can head you in the right direction when looking for the right area to settle down, and a professional real estate agent can refine your options for you.
Harris County is a county located in the central area of Texas; with a population of over 4 million, it's the most populous county in Texas and the third-most populous county in the United States. Its county seat is Houston, the largest city in Texas and fourth-largest city in the United States.
Harris County is part of the Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land Metropolitan Statistical Area. The county has a total area of 1,777 square miles, of which 1,703 square miles is land and 74 square miles is water; both its total area and land area are larger than the state of Rhode Island.
Harris county is home to 1,083 public schools serving just over 853,000 students with minority enrollment about 81%. Also, home to a large higher education community with several colleges, hosting campuses in this county including: University of Houston, Texas Southern University, Rice University, and San Jacinto College. A strong presence of community colleges in the area as well including Houston Community College and Lone Star College systems.
Real estate in the cities of Houston, Katy, Cypress, Spring, and Humble are some favorites. Attractions include Baytown with its fishing and vineyards, the San Jacinto Monument, Pearland with parks, running, tennis and sports, Pasadena's water parks, Seabrook’s pelicans and wildlife refuge, Sheldon Lake's gators, and Crosby with plenty of off-roading.
If you are relocating to Harris County; it's good to know that the largest employers are Administaff, Compaq, Continental Airlines, Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, and former Southwestern Bell as well as the University of Houston System, Academy Sports and Outdoors, Hewlett-Packard, Internet America, Smith International, BJ Services Company, FMC Technologies, Cybersoft Technologies, and Noble Energy as well as General Electric and Randall's Food Markets, a subsidiary of Safeway Inc.
Getting to work is made easy with several interstate options to travel on and an average commute of 25 minutes using an automobile, Mass transit is also made easy for residents in this county including the METRO and Greyhound. Two major airports serve the community the George Bush International Airport and the William P. Hobby Airport both located in Houston. Several smaller and private airports also operate out of the county.
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