1. Houston is one of the fastest growing city in the United States with an influx of people coming from all around the world. Houston, therefore is the most diverse city in the country. This translates to a growing demand for real estate and an appreciation in the land. Because of the high demand for housing over time properties generally appreciate in value, building wealth for Houstonians.
2. Houston year after year is #1 or in top 5 for job creation, and in top 10 for Forbes 500 corporations.
3. Houston Medical Center is second to no other city in the world, and has the largest medical complex on Earth.
4. Houston Metropolitan area consists of 3 counties, Harris the largest in the State of Texas, as well as small portions of Fort Bend and Montgomery Counties. Houston Metro area includes, The Woodlands, Sugar Land, Tomball, Waller, Galveston, Pearland and everything in between which covers 3 more counties; Waller, Galveston and Brazoria.
5. Houston covers 665 square miles. Harris county is 1778 square miles and has enough space to fit Austin, Chicago, Boston, New York and Seattle with plenty of space vacate.
6. Houston has the 7th largest economy in the country, 27th largest economy in the world behind Belgium and Thailand, but ahead of Austria and Nigeria.
7. Houston is a hub for international business as well and the leader in the oil and gas industry. Houston is the leading domestic and international center for any and every segment of the energy industry.
8. Houston was the first city to have 3 indoor air conditioned professional stadiums; Minute Maid Park home of the World Champion Astros, Toyota Center home of the Rockets, and Reliant Stadium home of the Texans. Houston is also home to the Domino, and Roughnecks. Sugar Land is home to Space Cowboys.
9. Houston has NASA’s Johnson Space Center on the south part of town outside of Clear Lake and League City. Houston has 19 different museums with a great Museum District leading the way with Houston Museum of Natural Science, Space Center Museum, Holocaust Museum Houston, and Children’s Museum of Houston.
10. Houston contains 2 of the top universities for entrepreneurship in the country with Rice and University of Houston. University of Houston over the last decade has added their Petroleum Engineering School and Medical School. Rice has purchased the old Sears building in midtown and converted to innovation center for technology companies, and opened it up to other industries as well. Along with these two outstanding universities there are 12 other higher learning institutions, including Baylor School of Medicine, Texas Southern University, San Jacinto Junior College, Lone Star College, St. Thomas University, and more.
11. Houston has some of the most diverse international cruise in the country. This is attributed to Houston being such a large melting pot of people. According to Yelp, there are more than 80 categories of cuisine in Houston, including anything from Asian Fusion, Barbeque, Mexican, Sushi, French, Persian, Italian, any type of seafood you can imagine and much more.
12. Houston’s Theater District is in downtown and rivals that of New York’s. Houston offers many live music venues; including Bayou Music Center, the Berry Center, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Miller Outdoor Theater, and several more.