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Harris County Real Estate Introduction
Harris County commercial real estate has been a growth industry for more than 100 years. Both Houston and the county’s other towns are on the move, and you can find a great standard of living almost anywhere in Harris County. The climate is warm and welcoming, and so are the people.

We’ve all heard about Houston, the amazing aerospace industry jobs there and the things you can do in the city. There is so much going on in Harris County outside of Houston, though! Surely that’s worth a bit of a snoop as well? While you’re here we’ll explore not just the most exciting places to live in the big city, but also some of the towns and cities that share this great county with Houston.

After all, isn’t it time you found out what all the Harris County real estate sales fuss is about? So get comfortable, and read up on what you could be doing right now if you lived in Harris County, Texas.

Harris County, TX Climate
Like much of this region of Texas, Harris County has warm summers and cool winters, but largely avoids the ‘deep freeze’ temperatures that are common farther to the north. Snow and ice are not unheard-of in the winter, but actual ‘subzero’ temperatures are very rare. The relative closeness of the ocean mitigates both winter and summer temps, so you don’t get many 100 degree (Fahrenheit) days in the summer either.

The weather tends to be dry and sunny, with just enough rain to keep lawns and shrubbery happy throughout the summer. As the economy has shifted almost fully from agriculture to commercial and industrial roles in the last century, the Harris County Texas real estate market certainly isn’t suffering from the sunny, mild weather.



Things to See and Do in Harris County
Just a few of the best things to do in Harris County include the Houston Space Center – when the astronauts call ‘Houston’ in the movies, they meant this. Come take the official tour; the Houston Museum of natural Science – a great day out for you and the kids. Exciting, educational and fun (for all of you); the Houston Scavenger Hunt – self-guided tours with an agenda; Minute Maid Park – Baseball, sports and musical venue; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston – a key part of the famous Museum District; the Children’s Museum Houston – interactive exhibits and spy games to keep kids engaged; the Houston Zoo – 55 acres of animals, exhibits and fun in Hermann Park; the Galleria shopping center – it has a lot more going for it than Neiman-Marcus these days; or the Cockrell Butterfly Center – a natural habitat for thousands of delicate and rare butterflies.

History of Harris County Texas

History of Harris County Texas

Harris County History

Before we can really talk about Harris County real estate, we should talk about how the region even came to be called Harris County. The land that would become Harris County was continuously occupied, archaeologists tell us, from around 4000 BCE to around 1CE.

The area seems, then, to have spent nearly 2000 years largely uninhabited – until European colonization. Explorers like de Vaca moved through the region briefly, but settlement would not occur until 1822, when a schooner ran aground near Galveston Bay. One of the passengers settled what was to become Morgan’s Point.

The current boundaries of Harris County – and the foundations of all Harris County real estate agents’ portfolios – were settled by the then republic of Texas in 1838. The original 1836 boundaries included Galveston Island.

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Harris County Namesake

Harris County Namesake

Harris County Namesake

Harris County was named after one of the first successful landowners in the region, John Richard Harris. Harris was given a grant of 1 league of land near today’s buffalo Bayou. This would be around 4,400 acres in more modern units. On this land he laid out Harrisonburg in 1826, and established the region’s first grist mill and trading post. Though Harris died in 1829, his shipping and trading empire lived on through his descendants.

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Harris County Real Estate Introduction
Harris County commercial real estate has been a growth industry for more than 100 years. Both Houston and the county’s other towns are on the move, and you can find a great standard of living almost anywhere in Harris County. The climate is warm and welcoming, and so are the people.

We’ve all heard about Houston, the amazing aerospace industry jobs there and the things you can do in the city. There is so much going on in Harris County outside of Houston, though! Surely that’s worth a bit of a snoop as well? While you’re here we’ll explore not just the most exciting places to live in the big city, but also some of the towns and cities that share this great county with Houston.

After all, isn’t it time you found out what all the Harris County real estate sales fuss is about? So get comfortable, and read up on what you could be doing right now if you lived in Harris County, Texas.

Harris County, TX Climate
Like much of this region of Texas, Harris County has warm summers and cool winters, but largely avoids the ‘deep freeze’ temperatures that are common farther to the north. Snow and ice are not unheard-of in the winter, but actual ‘subzero’ temperatures are very rare. The relative closeness of the ocean mitigates both winter and summer temps, so you don’t get many 100 degree (Fahrenheit) days in the summer either.

The weather tends to be dry and sunny, with just enough rain to keep lawns and shrubbery happy throughout the summer. As the economy has shifted almost fully from agriculture to commercial and industrial roles in the last century, the Harris County Texas real estate market certainly isn’t suffering from the sunny, mild weather.



Things to See and Do in Harris County
Just a few of the best things to do in Harris County include the Houston Space Center – when the astronauts call ‘Houston’ in the movies, they meant this. Come take the official tour; the Houston Museum of natural Science – a great day out for you and the kids. Exciting, educational and fun (for all of you); the Houston Scavenger Hunt – self-guided tours with an agenda; Minute Maid Park – Baseball, sports and musical venue; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston – a key part of the famous Museum District; the Children’s Museum Houston – interactive exhibits and spy games to keep kids engaged; the Houston Zoo – 55 acres of animals, exhibits and fun in Hermann Park; the Galleria shopping center – it has a lot more going for it than Neiman-Marcus these days; or the Cockrell Butterfly Center – a natural habitat for thousands of delicate and rare butterflies.

Harris County, TX Demographics

Harris County, TX Demographics

According to the census conducted in 2020, Harris County is the largest county in Texas by population at nearly 4,750,000 people. This makes Harris County, TX real estate a serious business. In fact, Harris is the 3rd largest county in the US. The population of the county has been rising fast since the census of 1850, when there were already more than 4500 residents. It grew fully 15.6 percent between 2010 and 2020, and by more than 20 percent in each of the previous decades. If that trend continues, it could have well over 5 million residents by the 2030 census. You can imagine what something like that might do to Harris County real estate prices.

Racially, just over 27% of Harris County residents identify as white, just under 19% identify as black, just over 7% as Asian, and fully 43% identify as Hispanic or Latino. Less than 1% identify as Native American or Pacific Islander, and just over 1% identify as ‘mixed race’.

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Why should you buy a real estate in Harris County, TX?

Why should you buy a real estate in Harris County, TX?

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Why Buy Real Estate In Harris County?
Harris County, TX real estate trends indicate that the region’s astounding growth is no fluke. Some decades have seen as much as 40% [population growth, and it is a rare census period that sees less than 10% growth per decade. Harris county real estate agents are certainly busy people!

But why is that so? Of course, Houston itself is a huge city now, and its commercial and industrial enterprises employ thousands of suburban commuters. There are an astounding number of well-paid job opportunities there, and people move to Harris County from all over the nation to take them. Forbes Magazine called Houston the #10 best city for entrepreneurs recently, so don’t think you’ll necessarily be working for someone else!


Harris County Art and Culture
Harris County is the home of not just Houston, but also dozens of unique towns and cities, each of which contributes something special to the local vibe – and Harris County real estate prices show that consumers are well aware of what is on offer.

Cultural attractions include the Blossom & Sol Wellness and Natural Hair Festival, the Houston Latin Fest, the Houston Zydeco Fest, the Annual Houston Whiskey & Fine spirit Festival, the Midtown Wine Fest, the Annual Houston Barbecue Festival, Family Art Fest and the Houston Horror Film Festival.


Top 3 Reasons to Buy Harris County Real Estate
Harris County real estate sales show that people love Houston and its surroundings. In fact, Harris County Texas real estate has never been hotter. This is because:

The cost of living in Harris County is relatively low. Compared to regions of similar prosperity, even the big city of Houston is a steal. Areavibes.com showed that Houston’s cost of living was around 13% lower than Austin. Combined with Harris County’s high median income, it is clear why this is such a popular region.
There are so many different and diverse neighborhoods. Whether you are looking for a student flat, a small family dwelling or a multimillion-dollar palace, Harris County has what you need,
Harris County Residents benefit from excellent healthcare. One of the reasons Harris County Texas real estate is so sought-after is the excellent healthcare the local hospitals and clinics provide.

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Why Harris County?

Why Harris County?

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Are You Ready to See What Harris County Has to Offer? Harris County, TX real estate has been hot for more than 100 years, and it showed no signs of cooling off. More importantly, it is likely to remain a great place to invest because it is such a great place to live. Take a look around… you’re bound to find the right city, town or neighborhood for you and your future plans.

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