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HOUSTON — (August 3, 2016) — The Houston Living app, a partnership between the City of Houston and the Houston Association of Realtors (HAR), has been released for the Android platform. The newly designed app is now available for both iOS and Android mobile devices. 

The free Houston Living app is designed to give Houstonians instant access to information about city government, local amenities, events, real estate and more just by inputting their home address or current location. It will also help Houstonians better connect with the world around them through a variety of public services.

From the City of Houston’s perspective, the app is designed to engage home owners and real estate consumers by connecting them to the local officials who serve their area, the services provided by local government and the amenities in their neighborhood. 

“The City always strives to bring the best possible services to our citizens,” Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said. “Making sure that they know about what we have to offer is sometimes a challenge. The Houston Living app helps address that issue.”

The redesigned Houston Living app now includes a search function that incorporates more addresses throughout the region, to better reflect the growing size of the country’s fourth largest city. The menu has been reworked for a more lifestyle-friendly approach and HAR technology staff are also working to incorporate more detailed data on several additional Houston amenities.

“The Houston Living app brings up literally any information you may be looking for,”HAR Chairman Mario Arriaga said. “From local events, parks, schools, real estate, local officials, bus stops and more with just a tap on your mobile device. We love our city and are proud to partner with the City of Houston on this important endeavor."

A recent comScore, Inc. report states that Android users now account for just over half of the national smartphone market.

The Houston Living App is available now on the Apple App Store and Google Play. You can also visit the “mobile” link on the City of Houston’s website to download.


Founded in 1918, the Houston Association of REALTORS® (HAR) is a 32,000-member organization of real estate professionals engaged in every aspect of the industry, including residential and commercial sales and leasing, appraisal, property management and counseling. It is the largest individual dues-paying membership trade association in Houston as well as the second largest local association/board of REALTORS® in the United States.