The Houston area is not one where you'll have to deal with southern drawl.
This is a huge, metropolitan area, with no distinct cultural accent. Unlike Chicago.
People are always trying to tell me I'm not *really* born and raised in Texas because I don't speak like I'm from East Texas (draaaawwl) or what they've seen in cowboy movies.
Born and raised, and no accent. It's that way for most native Houstonians. But then we have an immense mix of cultures and yummy food (yes, that's the best part of diversity!
) to enjoy, too.
Oh, and a great selection of homebirth midwives, good homeschooling support, LOTS of resources in the museums and institutions in the city for homeschooling, and easy-peasy vax exemptions (philosophical/religious/medical).
But it does get hot.