Living in Houston, TX

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.

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.

Houston, TX Government Info

Houston Local Government

Houston Local Government

Address: 901 Bagby, Houston, TX 77002 - MAP
Phone: (713) 837-0311
Web: www.houstontx.gov


Houston Fire Department

Houston Fire Department

Address: 600 Jefferson, 7th Floor, Houston, TX 77002 (Administration) - MAP
Phone: (832) 394-6700 (Administration)
Web: www.houstontx.gov/fire
List of Fire Stations: Click Here.

Houston Parks & Recreation Department

Houston Parks & Recreation Department

Address: 2999 South Wayside, Houston, TX 77023 - MAP
Phone: (832) 395-7000
Web: www.houstontx.gov/parks

Houston Police Department

Houston Police Department

Address: 1200 Travis St, Houston, TX 77002 - MAP
Phone: (713) 884-3131 (non-emergency)
Web: www.houstonpolice.org


Harris County Appraisal District

Harris County Appraisal District

Address: 13013 Northwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77040 - MAP
Phone: (713) 957-7800
Web: www.hcad.org


Asian Chamber of Commerce

Asian Chamber of Commerce

Address: 6833 W Sam Houston Parkway S Ste 207, Houston, TX 77072 - MAP
Phone: (713) 782-7222
Web: www.asianchamber-hou.org

Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Address: 1801 Main St Ste 890, Houston, TX 77002 - MAP
Phone: (713) 644-7070
Web: www.houstonhispanicchamber.com

Houston Metropolitan Chamber

Houston Metropolitan Chamber

Address: 12 Greenway Plaza Ste 1100, Houston, TX 77046 - MAP
Phone: (713) 666-1521
Web: www.houstonmetropolitanchamber.biz

Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce

Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce

Address: 3920 Cypress Creek Pkwy Ste 120, Houston, TX 77068 - MAP
Phone: (281) 440-4160
Web: nwhoustontx.usachamber.com

Houston West Chamber of Commerce

Houston West Chamber of Commerce

Address: 10370 Richmond Ave Ste 125, Houston, TX 77042 - MAP
Phone: (713) 785-4922
Web: www.hwcoc.org

South Houston Chamber of Commerce

South Houston Chamber of Commerce

Address: 58 Spencer Hwy, South Houston, TX 77587 - MAP
Phone: (713) 943-0244
Web: www.southhoustonchamber.org


Houston Convention & Visitors Bureau

Houston Convention & Visitors Bureau

Address: 4 Houston Center - 1331 Lamar St Ste 700, Houston, TX 77010 - MAP
Phone: (713) 437-5200
Web: www.visithoustontexas.com

Houston, TX Transportation

Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County

Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County

Address: 1900 Main St, Houston, TX 77002 - MAP
Phone: (713) 635-4000
Web: www.ridemetro.org


Ellington Airport

Ellington Airport

Address: 510 Ellington Field, Houston, TX 77034 - MAP
Phone: (713) 847-4200
Web: www.fly2houston.com/ellington

George Bush Intercontinental Airport

George Bush Intercontinental Airport

Address: 2800 N Terminal Rd, Houston, TX 77032 - MAP
Phone: (281) 230-3100
Web: www.fly2houston.com/iah

William P Hobby Airport

William P Hobby Airport

Address: 7800 Airport Blvd, Houston, TX 77061 - MAP
Phone: (713) 640-3000
Web: www.fly2houston.com/hobby

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