Kiplinger’s Personal Finance named Houston the No. 1 city in the USA to live and work, based on its strong economy, abundant jobs, reasonable living costs and fun things to do. Houston’s quality of life and proximity to research partners in business and government also make the city an attractive home for talented professors and their families. Houston has been ranked #1 city for recent college graduates by msnNOW. The survey ranked major cities by a combination of job growth and affordable living.
The city of Houston is the 4th largest city in the United States, and one of the safest American cities. Known as the energy capital of the world, the city is home to 26 Fortune 500 companies, the second most in the nation, and the world’s largest medical center — making Houston a land of limitless opportunities for NAU students, whether through internships or fieldwork experiences in the real world. Houston also has the fastest growing economy in the country, and North American University plays an important role in Houston area.
Houston offers entertainment, sports, attractions, and a diverse cultural and social life. Forbes Magazine took notice of all the culture the city has to offer, recently naming Houston, “America’s Coolest City,” a testament to what Houstonians have known for years. Whether you want to take in a show in the Theater District that boasts more than ten thousand seats, eat at one of the best restaurants, cheer on a local sports team or anything in between, Houston offers something for everyone.