Houston: it’s cooler than you think!

Visit Houston and prepare to be surprised by our energetic and diverse culture, our cutting-edge technology and health care, our space industry and a thriving business community.

10 reasons people love Houston

  1. Over 10,000 restaurants and the opportunity to indulge in every major cuisine from around the world.
  2. Culturally diverse—over 90 languages are spoken … No longer do only cowboys live in Texas
  3. 8 city golf courses, 337 parks, and 56,000 acres of “green.”
  4. Culture Capitol of the South with 75 art galleries, the theater district downtown is home to 6 performance halls, and 2nd largest concentration of theater seats in a downtown area with resident companies in all major performing art disciplines (opera, ballet, music, and theater)
  5. 66 degrees—Average temperature during winter and 95 days of summer
  6. Home of 4 major league sports teams–2005 National League Champion Houston Astros, the NFL’s Houston Texans, two-time NBA champion Houston Rockets, and the 2006 MLS Cup Champion Houston Dynamo soccer team
  7. 4th-largest city in the United States, with 4.7 million residents
  8. Cost of living is 39 percent below the average for major metropolitan areas
  9. Headquarters to 26 Fortune 500 companies — 2nd only to New York City.
  10. Houston ranks No. 1 on Kiplinger’s Top Ten Cities to Live

Want to get away?

Car: Drive to Austin (the Live Music Capitol) in 2 ½ hours, San Antonio in 3 hours, Dallas in 4 hours, and New Orleans in 5 hours

Plane: Get any where in the US in an average of 2–3 hours; in 2 hours you can be skiing in the Rockies or relaxing in a Caribbean/Mexico paradise

Boat: Escape to one of the many lakes in Houston or Austin, go sailing from Kemah, or board a cruise ship in Galveston

Bush Intercontinental Airport: Currently ranked third in the United States for non-stop domestic and international service with 182 destinations.

Only in a city like Houston can you can sunbathe on the beach in the morning, mountain bike through a 1,466-acre wood near downtown in the afternoon, and visit the opera that night.