About Houston

  • Most populous city in Texas and 4th most populous city in the U.S. (2.30 million people per 2015 U.S. Census)
  • Officially nicknamed “Space City” on account of NASA’s Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center
  • Recognized as the most racially and ethnically diverse large metropolitan area in the nation by the Kinder Institute of Rice University (2010)
  • Sunny, warm summers and mild winters
  • Site of the internationally renowned Texas Medical Center
  • Home to more Fortune 500 company headquarters than any other U.S. city outside of NYC
  • Retains sports teams for every major professional league (save the NHL) including the Texans of the NFL, Rockets of the NBA, Astros of MLB, and Dynamo of MLS
  • Theater District features permanent professional companies in all major performing arts disciplines – opera, ballet, music/symphony, and theater. Attracts touring Broadway acts, concerts, exhibitions, and shows
  • Museum District offers facilities dedicated to fine arts, natural science, contemporary arts, and the Holocaust, as well as the Houston Zoo
  • Other local entertainment options include the Galleria (Texas’ largest shopping mall), Downtown Aquarium, and Moody Gardens in nearby Galveston, TX
  • Annual Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is the largest annual livestock show and rodeo in the world
  • Served by two commercial airports – George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and William P. Hobby Airport (HOU)


Houston Skyline