I'm a practicing planner in the Houston area. I moved here from Dallas last year, to stay with my husband when he transferred to the Bayou City. So far things appear normal, but the bugs are huge and the weather hot. The lack of zoning in Houston threw me for a loop at first, but I think I've adjusted my thinking and am plowing forward with subdivision controls and major thoroughfare plans. Metro (transportation agency) gets me to and from work without too much hassle, and the housing prices are reasonable. I hope to stay a while, but it all depends on the hubby's company.