Ask any resident of Houston what about this city is most appealing and you’ll hear a myriad of answers. Of course all agree that Houston is the most dynamic and diverse metropolitan area in the United States. As the fourth largest US city, Houston is clearly an outstanding place to live, work, play and conduct business. Here are a few tidbits of Houston trivia you may not know:
- Houston is home to the world’s largest medical and medical research institutions.
- Residents of Houston eat out more times a week than in other cities.
- The Port of Houston is a world leader and ranked ten in total world tonnage.
- Houston is the most diverse city in the US with a great China Town and Mahatma Gandhi District.
- It's located about 45 minutes to the ocean.
The latest figures from the U.S. Census Bureau show Texas boasts five of the nation's eleven fastest-growing cities. The Lone Star State is booming.
In Houston, you have diverse culture, world-class museums, fantastic art and a pulsing nightlife. The city has more than 30 museums with 18 located in the popular Museum District. The downtown Theater District has major theater including the Houston Ballet, Houston Grand Opera, Houston Symphony, Broadway Across American, TUTS and the Alley.
Houston is a contemporary and creative city featuring many small art galleries and The Orange Show with Art Cars. Annual events like the Bayou City Art Festival, many ethnic festivals and the Art Car Parade help fill social life in Houston.
Watch Your Favorite Professional Sports
In Houston you have baseball, basketball. football and soccer teams.
Visit the world’s largest rodeo, and events like the Shell Houston Open, Grand Prix of Houston or watch the great college and minor and league sports.best PGA Golfers tee it up at . If professional sports are your game, Houston is home to the Houston Astros (MLB), the Houston Texans (NFL), the Houston Rockets (NBA) and the Houston Dynamo (MLS) and Skeeters, the Houston area minor league baseball team.
Houston is a Business Hub
People think of Houston as the “Energy Capital of America” including ConocoPhillips, Marathon Oil, Halliburton, Enterprise GP Holdings, Reliant Energy, Apache, Plains All American Pipeline and Anadarko Petroleum. But Houston is the home to top corporations of the world and has the largest medical facilities in the world.