Houston General Information
Ask somebody outside of Houston to describe the fourth largest city in the
country, and they likely will tell you about big hair, cowboys and barbecue. And
while Houston definitely has a certain Southern swagger, it also has a
sophisticated and international flair that is evident in the many faces and
places who choose to call Houston home. A sprawling city with a small town
sensibility, Houston is a multicultural gem looking to cover new ground and
break through old stereotypes.
||The appeal of Houston is its ability to be all
things to all people. A short drive from the heart of downtown reveals wide
open spaces - and yes, even a Texas Longhorn or two. Houstonians also have a
thriving arts scene at their fingertips: With almost 13,000 theater seats
and 14 museums, there is always plenty to do and see.
The city is poised for progress after completing a new $324 million light
rail system connecting downtown to Reliant Stadium, a 1,200-room Hilton
Americas convention center hotel, and an $8.9 million pedestrian plaza for
Technology has helped define the city. Space exploration has reached new
heights thanks to the scientists and researchers at Johnson Space Center.
Known as Space City, Houston is synonymous with the space program that
started in 1962. From beyond the heavens to the depths of the seas,
thousands flock to Houston and its Gulf Coast location working as engineers
and researchers for many oil and gas companies.
It took more than a few years and a few dollars for the city to reach this
point. In many ways, Houston has reinvented herself, finding her inner
beauty and flaunting it by restoring rows of decades-abandoned buildings.
The city was willing to gamble nearly $1 billion by building three new major
league sports stadiums, which drew the 2004 Super Bowl, the 2004 MLB
All-Star Game at Minute Maid Park and set the stage for future events,
including the NBA All-Star game and the NCAA Basketball Championships.
From 1837 to 1840, Houston served as the capital of the Republic of Texas. The
city's first U.S. census, in 1850, counted 2,397 Houstonians. By 1955 (14 years
before "Houston" became the first word spoken on the moon) population in the
Houston area had climbed to 1 million. Today, this metropolis is home to more
than 4.9 million residents (1.9 million in the city of Houston alone)
representing some 100 nationalities, 90 languages and 45 religions.
More than 7 million business travelers are expected to pass through Houston in
2005, and who can blame them? With its proximity to Gulf Coast beaches, 2,000
acres of urban park space, a thriving arts community, the world's largest
medical center and possibly some of the best food on earth, who wouldn't want to
hang their hat here - even if it's just for a day?
Houston has a temperate climate all year round, although the humidity in the
height of summer can make the city feel warmer than the actual temperature. Such
a climate means lush green gardens, fragrant flowers and towering trees. Houston
is alive and thriving and the attractions of such a vibrant city, as well as the
mild climate and the many opportunities in industries like oil and gas,
computers, aerospace and medicine, have turned it into a desirable place in
which to live.
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