Welcome to Mont Belvieu, TX! This is some of the lowest tax rates that you will find around the Houston area. The schools are the highly ranked Barber's Hill ISD. The story of why it is called Barber's Hill, is that when people used to walk to town it would feel like they were gradually walking up a hill, and the elevation is a little higher on the North side of I10. I love this little town of mine, as it has a lot to offer. Great schools, great restaurants, can be at the beach in under an hour, or at your favorite boat ramp in under 20 minutes.
The population does continue to grow, and this is because the Houston metro region just keeps on booming. People are moving here from all over, because Texas has one of the lowest costs of living in the nation. I am from a small town in WV originally and while you would think that it would be cheaper to live there, gasoline is always $.25 to $.30 higher there than here.
I am not going to lie, when they say it is going to get hot, it gets hot! This is no dry heat here, but it is a sweltering, humid nightmare in the summertime. Just walking outside will make you feel the need to take a shower, even if you just had one.
The Houston area does have a lot to offer, and you can be to Minute Maid Park (Astros), the Houston Z00, and various museums and anything else that you can think of (besides snow skiing) in under an hour. This area really does have everything. With the addition of loop 99 recently being open, you can also be to the woodlands in under an hour.
Move to the Hill!
Seth Halstead Real Estate Agent and REALTOR - HAR.com
The tax rate here is very low compared to most of the country and Texas has no state income tax. Oh, and the one thing that we don't get very much of here that You get in Chicago is SNOW! Hope you enjoy your weekend.