Porter is a small city located in Southeastern Texas. As part of the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown metropolitan area, the 15,000 residents that make up the community can enjoy all that a large metro area has to offer. The majority of real estate in Porter consists of single family detached homes, although there are also quite a few mobile homes in the area. The median home value is $114,800, which is lower than the real estate values of many other areas in the country.
Because of its small size, Porter is not divided into a bunch of neighborhoods. Houses to fit all types of budgets can be found, from the $50,000 range to over $1 million. The majority of houses have three to four bedrooms, although many can be found with one to two. Finding a home and area to live in will depend on the buyer’s budget and age of the home. For those who want to find a home with more character in a neighborhood with larger trees and an established community, there are quite a few homes that were built between 1970 and 1999. People who want a more updated and new house will be happy to know that there are a number of residences that have been built since 2000. There are also real estate options outside of Porter, for those who want to live closer to the bigger cities.
While there are no world-known companies in Porter, there are many different types of jobs that residents work in. The top employing industries in Porter and its surrounding area are educational services, health care, and social assistance; retail trade; manufacturing; professional, scientific, management, and administrative; and transportation and utilities. Because Porter is only 26 miles from Houston, some residents choose to commute into the city in order to expand their employment options. The region is known for its energy technology, manufacturing, aerospace hub, and health education, research, and care.