Living in Houston

The diverse city of Houston thrives on variety. Politics, the economy, multiculturalism, the arts and education are all passionately embraced by city leaders and residents alike. The Bayou City is constantly changing and evolving as a world-class leader, while remaining true to its Texas roots.

Houstonians work hard and play hard. The city is home to the Texas Medical Center, the largest medical center in the world, which employs 52,000. Industries like shipping, energy, biomedical research and aeronautics also drive the city's economy. Future workers can get an education at one of more than 40 institutions of higher learning in the metro area.

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Discover the sights, sounds and history of the city on these Unique Houston Tours.
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Our guide to Houston Festivals helps you celebrate the unique and sometimes strange side of the city.
Venture off the beaten path with this handy list of Hidden Treasures in Houston.

H-Town celebrates its diversity and love of the arts nearly every day. The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is the largest rodeo in the world, attracting more than 1.8 million visitors each year. The city's 17-block theater district is second only to Broadway in New York. In fact, Houston is home to eight performing arts organizations with more than 12,000 seats.

With average temperatures in the 90s for most of the year, Houston is a hotbed of outdoor activities and active lifestyles. Discovery Green and Herman Park both preserve large swaths of green space, inviting joggers, bikers and weekend athletes to hit the pavement or golf course.

As Texas' largest city, Houston offers an abundance of shopping and retail options, from the world-renown Galleria with its 375-plus stores, to the bargain shopper's paradise known as the Harwin Shopping District.

If you love to eat out, Houston's your kind of town. Residents there dine in restaurants more often than any other city dwellers in the U.S. Stately neighborhoods like River Oaks and the funky Museum District are just a few of the many neighborhoods that give Houston its "small town in a big city" vibe.

 

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Houston Government

Houston Local Government

Houston Local Government

Phone: (713) 837-0311
Web: www.houstontx.gov

Houston City Police

Houston City Police

Phone: (713) 884-3131
Web: www.houstonpolice.org

Houston City Fire Department

Houston City Fire Department

Phone: (713) 495-7900
Web: www.houstontx.gov/fire

Asian Chamber of Commerce

Asian Chamber of Commerce

Phone: (713) 782-7222
Web: www.asianchamber-hou.org

Greater Southwest Houston Chamber of Commerce

Greater Southwest Houston Chamber of Commerce

Phone: (713) 666-1521
Web: www.gswhcc.org

Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Phone: (713) 644-7070
Web: www.houstonhispanicchamber.com

Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce

Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce

Phone: (281) 440-4160
Web: nwhoustontx.usachamber.com

Houston West Chamber of Commerce

Houston West Chamber of Commerce

Phone: (713) 785-4922
Web: www.hwcoc.org

BLAH

South Houston Chamber of Commerce

Phone: (713) 943-0244
Web: www.southhoustonchamber.org

The Houston East End Chamber

The Houston East End Chamber

Phone: (713) 926-3305
Web: www.eecoc.org

The North Houston-Greenspoint Chamber of Commerce

The North Houston-Greenspoint Chamber of Commerce

Phone: (281) 260-3163
Web: www.nhgcc.org

Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau

Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau

Phone: (713) 437-5200
Web: www.visithoustontexas.com

 

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Houston Transportation

Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County

Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County

Phone: (713) 635-4000
Web: www.ridemetro.org

George Bush Intercontinental Airport

George Bush Intercontinental Airport

Phone: (281) 230-3100
Web: www.fly2houston.com/IAH

William P. Hobby Airport

William P. Hobby Airport

Phone: (713) 640-3000
Web: www.fly2houston.com/Hobby

Ellington Airport

Ellington Airport

Phone: (713) 847-4200
Web: www.fly2houston.com/Ellington