Humble is a city in Harris County, Texas. This small city is located within the Houston metropolitan area, but provides a quiet, close-knit suburban environment. Residents can enjoy local shops and landmarks or take a quick drive into the city to enjoy what it has to offer.
Climate and Geography
Coastal Texas has a humid subtropical climate that is characterized by hot, humid summers and mild winters, although the proximity to the Gulf of Mexico does contribute to slightly cooler temperatures than areas that are further inland. Residents can expect higher-than-average amounts of rain, no snowfall, and approximately 204 sunny days throughout the year. During the spring season the region can often experience severe weather including thunderstorms, tornadoes, and hurricanes.
The surrounding terrain consists of extremely flat lowlands. As a suburb of Houston, Humble is mostly made up of residential neighborhoods, but the geography gets increasingly marshy heading southeast toward the Gulf coast.
Recreation, Culture, & Entertainment
Some of the top natural attractions in Humble include the Mercer Arboretum and Botanic Gardens, Jesse H. Jones Park and Nature Preserve, and Old MacDonald’s Farm. Residents can also learn about local history at the Humble Museum, catch a show at the Humble Civic Center and Arena Complex, or go shopping at Deerbrook Mall.
Cost of Living & Taxes
The cost of living in Humble is lower than the national average. The cost of homes and housing are well below the average, while the only index that is higher than average is the cost of transportation.
Texas does not have an income tax, therefore retiring residents do not need to worry about the state taxing their retirement income. Qualifying homeowners who are 65+ can also take advantage of property tax programs like the homestead exemption program, tax ceiling program, and a tax deferment program.
The Humble community is serviced by hospitals in neighboring cities and town. These hospitals include Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital, Kingwood Medical Center, Houston Northwest Medical Center, Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, CHI St. Luke’s Health-The Woodlands Hospital, Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital, Menninger Clinic, and Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center.