If you are considering a Houston relocation, why not consider all of your options? While living in the downtown area is great for nightlife, renting an apartment in a suburb can also be a great idea. North of Houston there are several great communities that are well worth a look. Livingston is right next to Lake Livingston, which draws people from all over the region. The lake is 90,000 surface acres and it has several full-service marinas.
Huntsville is a charming town with antique stores and craft shops. Huntsville State Park provides 2,000 acres of recreational space for residents to enjoy, and the Sam Houston National Forest has a hiking trail as well. Cleveland is another city to the north of Houston that can make a good place to live. Each of these cities has an appeal that is far different than the downtown region, but for those looking for a quiet spot to hang their hat, they may be just right.