Alive with energy and rich in diversity, Houston is a dynamic mix of imagination, talent and first-class attractions that makes it a world-class city. Home to a vibrant economy, beautiful surroundings and a population full of optimism and spirit, it's no wonder that Houston is a popular international destination.
Houston's economy has a broad industrial base in several sectors, as well as health care. The city is also home of the Texas Medical Center, the world's largest concentration of health care and research institutions, and NASA's Johnson Space Center, where the Mission Control Center is located. The Port of Houston ranks first in the United States in international waterborne tonnage handled and second in total cargo tonnage handled. Houston has many cultural institutions and exhibits, which attract more than 7 million visitors a year to the Houston Museum District.
Houston is located in Texas, USA, bordered by the Gulf of Mexico at the east and the Rio Grande at the west and south. Total land area is 268,601 sq. miles.
Houston is the fourth largest city in the USA, with a population of 2.2 million people for the City, and 5.7 million for the greater metropolitan area and one of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the US. Houston is very diverse and cosmopolitan; you can meet here people from all over the world.
Houston’s sunny climate and mild winters allow residents to enjoy recreational activities all year round. It is not uncommon to have barbecues in January.
Houston is one of the few U.S. cities with resident companies in theater, ballet, symphony and opera, with exciting performances all season long. Houstonians receive an extra artistic bonus, since two or more of the entities often perform together, resulting in an even more phenomenal production.
Houston proudly boasts of its award-winning and internationally acclaimed performing arts groups and invites newcomers as well as all area residents to enjoy the excitement of a symphony, the grace of a ballet, the passion of an opera and the emotion of a dramatic performance.
Houston also shows its devotion to the arts through a full complement of art museums and critically acclaimed galleries. Almost midway between Reliant Stadium and Downtown, Houston's Museum District offers a range of museums, galleries, and art and cultural institutions, including the City's major museums.
According to Forbes Lists, Houston was ranked #20 Best Place for Business and Careers, so we really hope you will enjoy your stay in Houston and will keep coming back to this wonderful city!