Discover Houston

Home to a respected and energetic cultural arts scene, celebrated restaurants featuring flavors from 35 countries, the oldest African-American theater in the Southwest and the brains behind United States space exploration, Houston is as diverse a city as they come. With nearly 21,000 concerts, plays, exhibitions and other arts programs presented in Houston annually, residents and visitors have access to a wide variety of cultural programs.

Houston rates first among the nation’s 10 most populous cities in total acreage of park land, with 56,405 acres of total park space. The fourth largest city in the United States is also one of the most culturally-rich cities in the nation. Home to 90 consulates, the third largest consular corps in the nation, Houston radiates with diversity, giving the city one of the most vivid cultural scenes in the country. Plus, the convenient METRORail connects downtown with the Museum District, the Texas Medical Center and Reliant Park, making it easy to travel within the city.

Best Children's Museum
Parents Magazine - February 7, 2011

America's Top Shopping Cities - December 13, 2010

Best Cities to Start a New Career
The Daily Beast - October 2010

Largest 5 Year Employment Gain (June 2005 - June 2010)
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (as Reported by the Houston Business Journal) - July 28, 2010

Top City for Recent College Grads
Bloomberg Businessweek - July 16, 2010

Best City for Young Professionals - June 17, 2010

Best Cities for Jobs - April 20, 2010

Best Housing Market - February 2010

Texas’ Largest Hospital District - Harris County Hospital District
Greater Houston Partnership Research - December 2009

Lowest Cost of Living Among Major Metro Areas
ACCRA Cost of Living Index - Second Quarter 2009

World’s Largest Non-Profit Medical Complex – The Texas Medical Center