We’re excited you’re considering moving to Houston, Texas or Orange, California for a new career with Nexus Health Systems. Our HR Department has organized the following information to give you a glimpse of what both cities have to offer. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.
Houston is home to the Texas Medical Center, the largest concentration of healthcare centers in the world. Surrounded by medical research and academic institutions, you’ll work among the nation’s top healthcare organizations.
You and your loved ones will experience all the benefits of Houston’s robust economy. Driven by its energy industry and 26 Fortune 500 companies, Houston ranks number one in job creation in the nation. Despite its growing population, Houston remains affordable. The C2ER Cost of Living Index (2017) ranked Houston far below the average in house prices and overall costs of living for large metropolitan areas.
Houston works hard, but it also plays hard. Cheer on four professional sports teams in three world-class arenas — the Toyota Center, Minute Maid Park, and NRG Stadium — or attend one of the many concerts and performances they feature. Cruise the diverse night scene in Montrose, Downtown, Washington Avenue, and Rice Village. And don’t forget to stop by the largest rodeo in the nation.
Houston patronizes the arts and education and offers a cosmopolitan center. Visit the Houston Symphony Orchestra, the Houston Grand Opera, The Alley Theatre, and the Houston Ballet. If you enjoy keeping up with cutting-edge research, you can attend public lectures at Houston’s major institutions of learning, including Rice University and the University of Houston. Stroll through the Museum District’s 19 museums spread throughout four walkable zones, and visit cultural landmarks scattered throughout the city, such as the Rothko Chapel.
To cap it all off, Houston is one of the most international cities in the world, recently surpassing New York City as a racially and ethnically dynamic community. Its international character translates into a diverse culinary scene. More than 10,000 restaurants and dining establishments cover over 60 cuisines.
Whenever you need to retreat from the urban setting, you’ll have access to more than 50,000 acres of greenspace and parks to choose from, or you can travel to one of many state parks in the region.
“The Bayou City” provides opportunities to pursue diverse interests and lifestyles. Whatever it is you enjoy, you’ll find it in Houston. We love it here, and we think you will to.
Additional information for your move:
The Houston Visitor Guide provides helpful information about travel planning, things to do, events, restaurants, nightlife, hotels, and more.
The Houston Parks and Recreation Department website lists the Houston parks and the activities each has available.
The Downtown Houston Guide is your extensive source of information on life and entertainment in downtown Houston.
Located on the southern coast of California 32 miles southeast of Los Angeles, the city of Orange is in a geographically diverse region with a warm climate. You’ll enjoy year-round pleasant Mediterranean weather, sunny beaches, and mountains. Huntington Beach, a popular sunbathing and surfing spot nicknamed “Surf City, USA,” is a quick drive away. Continue south to “The Wedge” beach, a famous body surfing locale. You can also explore the county’s many biking paths, mountain hiking trails, and golf courses, discover many beach coves, or kayak and sail on the sea.
Plus, whenever you need a break, vacation right here at home. Disneyland is less than 15 minutes away in Anaheim and both Adventure City and Knott’s Berry Farm – a popular theme park located in Orange County’s Buena Park – are close as well. Orange is situated to provide whatever outdoor adventure you crave.
In Orange, you’ll live in the center of technological innovation and learning. Orange County is on the tech coast, headquarters to Fortune 500 companies and the birthplace of many start-ups. Exposed to the latest technology, you’ll witness exciting progress.
Although it’s in Southern California’s cultural hub, Orange has maintained its authenticity. Many homes built prior to 1920 remain, and Old Towne, Orange Historic District — one-square-mile around the city’s original plaza — contains original structures and houses the second largest concentration of historic buildings in the state.
With Los Angeles and the Pacific both short drives away, you’ll find endless opportunities to pursue your passion. For both work and play, Orange, California has much to offer.
Additional information for your move:
Orange County’s City Guide provides information on each city in the county. Learn about entertainment options, attractions, places to shop and dine, and more.
Orange City’s Website is your guide to Orange, California. Find information on their farmers’ market, historical sites, activities for kids and recreation, parks and trails, and other points of interest.
Orange County’s Visitor Association’s guide offers information on restaurants, things to do, beaches to visit, shopping hotspots, events, and maps.