The Bayou City has earned its stars as one of the best places to live in the country. It is the number one job creator in the country with an unemployment rate way below the national level and your paycheck goes farther here than any other metropolitan city in the US. Housing is more affordable and there is no state income tax. It is the most racially and ethnically diverse city with over 90 languages spoken. This translates into amazing international cuisine including great seafood and mouth‐watering barbecue. In fact, residents here eat out more than anywhere else in the country. Houston is large and it has more ‘greenery scenery’ than any other city with 50,000 acres of green space and parks. Great school districts, family oriented neighborhoods, and many outdoor activity opportunities are also why many people move to Houston. Whether you are enjoying first class cultural, shopping and dining experiences, rodeos, water sports or even deep sea fishing, there is always something to do here.
A humid subtropical region, Houston experiences a lot of heat, humidity, and more rainfall than average with some flooding sometimes occurring from October to November. With very mild winter temperatures, golfing, tennis and water‐sports are a year round activities here.
Arts and Culture
If you enjoy performing arts, Houston’s theatre district is top notch. They also have their own resident Opera, Ballet and Symphony Orchestra. Be sure to check out the Museum of Natural Sciences (5555 Hermann Park Dr) which has its own IMAX theatre, Planetarium, and Butterfly center. Also known as ‘Space City’ Houston is home to NASA’S Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center (2101 NASA Rd 1). In fact, Houston was the first word uttered on the moon. On a funny note, culturally, Houston has some strange laws including not selling Limburger cheese on Sundays.
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Hermann Park (6201 Hermann Park Dr)
Featuring an outdoor theatre, zoo, Japanese garden, paddle boat rentals and so much more.
B & B Butcher and Restaurant (1814 Washington Ave)
This upscale steakhouse has a beautiful downtown view and 2 unique floors of dining plus a huge roof‐top patio.
Siphon Coffee (701 W Alabama St)
Using halogen burners, this place serves great coffee, delicious food, free Wifi and you can even enjoy a game of Ms. Pacman.
Rice Village (Inside loop 610 & south of US-59)
A charming area that features bars, restaurants and eclectic shops with unique merchandise.
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