Overview of Houston
Rich culture full of diversity, vibrant economy, first-class attractions, visual
arts venues, major sports arenas and shopping makes Houston a popular destination
for work and play. Home to multiple universities including
Rice University, University of Houston Cougars, Texas Southern University Tigers
and Houston Baptist University Huskies and multiple professional sports teams, NFL-
Houston Texans, MLB- Houston Astros, NBA- Houston Rockets, MLS- Houston Dynamo and
WHA- Houston Aeros. If you are looking for a lively city full of job opportunities
and beautiful scenery, great school, food and entertainment Houston is the place
Cost of Living in Houston
The cost of living in Houston, Texas is 10% lower than the national average and
1% lower than the state average. With housing costs at 22% lower than the national
average, Houston has a sales tax that is 23% higher than the national average and
state income tax that is 100% lower than the national average.
Things to do in Houston
Space Center Houston
With nearly 1 million visitors annually the Space Center Houston is one of the city's
top attractions. Take a trip to the past and visit the Historic Mission Control
room where NASA monitored multiple missions including the Apollo 11 trip to the
moon, have lunch with a real Astronaut, learn about science and space at the Stellar
Science show or visit one of the other dozens of on site attractions.
Houston isn't only about remembering history but creating memories. Grab your swim
trunks and visit Wet'n'Wild SplashTown. With a stream of regular concerts, family
friendly Dive'n'Movies and special events like Latin Fest and Educator Appreciation
day you're sure to beat the heat and create some awesome memories.
Minute Maid Park
Seating over 40,000 Minute Maid Park and home of the Houston Astros, is a star of
Houston's downtown skyline that cannot be missed! When the stadium opened it's doors
in 2000 it brought back an element from the Golden age of baseball, allowing player
and fans alike to enjoy baseball the way they did decades before, with players playing
on real grass and open air baseball with its retractable roof technology.
Getting Around Houston
Houston offers it's residents options when it comes to their transportation. While
many Houston residents drive there are alternatives if you prefer to be driven around.
There are taxis, ride sharing programs like LYFT, Uber and taxes and the city's
bus and rail transit system METRO. January 1979 Metro had been getting Houston residents
where they need to go!
Popular Houston Neighborhoods