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Houston is the largest city in Texas and is located in Harris County, with portions of the city expanding into Fort Bend County and Montgomery County. It is one of the newest and fastest growing cities in the United States and is the cultural and economic center of the Houston/Sugar Land/Baytown Metropolitan Area. Houston is world renowned for its energy industry, aeronautics industries, and shipping channel. The Port of Houston is one of the most active ports in the United States. Houston is also home of the Texas Medical Center, which is the world's largest concentration of research and healthcare organizations. Houston offers a wide range of cultural, entertainment, and business amenities. It is one of only five cities in the county with visual and performing arts available year-round. For example, Houston offers the Houston Grand Opera, the Houston Symphony Orchestra, the Houston Ballet, and the Alley Theatre. The city experiences humid subtropical climate with humid summers and cool and temperate winters. The city is in close proximity to many beaches and sometimes experiences coastal breezes. Due to the city's geographical size and population, Houston has a variety of residential and commercial neighborhoods each with a diverse population of many ethnicities and cultures. Housing is extremely inexpensive compared to many other large metropolitan areas. Prices average around $250,000. Houston also has many cultural amenities such as performing arts centers, downtown districts with restaurants and shops, many shopping centers, and an abundance of residential communities.
|2010 Census Data||Houston||Harris County||Texas||United States|
|Land area in square miles||600||1,703||261,232||3,531,907|
|People per sq. mi.||3,499||2,403||96||87|
|2010 Real Estate Market Data||Houston||Harris County||Texas||United States|
|Total Housing Units||892,646||1,598,698||9,977,436||131,704,730|
Houston NeighborhoodsAddicks, Afton Oaks, Aldine, Alief, Allendale, Alvin, Astrodome, Atascocita, Baytown, Bellaire, Binz, Braeburn, Braeswood, Braeswood Place, Briar Meadow, Briarforest, Carverdale, Champions, Channelview, Chinatown, Cinco Ranch, Clearlake, Conroe, Crestmont, Cypress Fairbanks, Deer Park, Denver Harbor, Eastex, Edgebrook, El Dorado, Eldridge, Ellington, Fairbanks, Fairfield, Fifth Ward, First Colony, Fort Bend Houston, Fourth Ward, Friendswood, Galenapark, Garden Oaks, Genoa Township, Greatwood, Greenspoint, Gulfgate, Gulfton, Harrisburg, Heights, Hidden Valley, Houston Gardens, Humble, Hunterwood, Independence Heights, Inwood Forest, Jacinto City, Jensen, Kashmere Gardens, Katy, Kemah, Kingwood, Lake Houston, Langwood, Laporte, Lawndale, Lazy Brook, Leaguecity, Little Saigon, MacGregor, Magnolia Park, Manchester, Meadowbrook, Med Center, Memorial, Meyerland, Midtown, Midtown Houston, Minnetex, Missouri City, Montrose, Myerland Area, Near Northside, Neartown, Newport, Northest Crossing, Northline, Northshore, Northside, Oak Forest, Oates Prarie, Park Place, Park Ten, Pasadena, Pearland, Pecan Park, Pine Valley, Pleasantville, Port Houston, Richmond, River Oaks, Riverside, Rosenburg, Seabrook, Second Ward, Settagast, Sharpstown, Shoreacres, South Acres, South Houston, South Main, South Park, Southbelt, Spring Branch, Spring Branch Central, Spring Branch East, Spring Branch West, Spring Shadows, Stafford, Sugar Land, Sunnyside, Tanglewood, Third Ward, Timbergrove, Tomball, Trinity, University Place, Upper Kirby, Uptown Houston, Washington Avenue Area, Wayside, West Memorial, West Oaks, Westbranch, Westbury, Westchase, Westwood, Willow Meadows, Willowbend, Willowbend Area, Willowbrook, Woodlake, Woodlands
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Houston's many city honors include:
- healthiest housing market for 2009, by Builder magazine.
- number one city on Kiplinger's Personal Finance Best Cities of 2008 list, which ranks cities on their local economy, employment opportunities, reasonable living costs and quality of life
- first for Forbes Best Cities for College Graduates.
- first on Forbes list of Best Cities to Buy a Home.
Universities include the University of Houston, Rice University, and the South Texas College of Law
Did You Know? The Houston Astrodome, called the "Eighth Wonder of the World" opened in 1965 as the world's first indoor domed sports stadium. Houston has no formal zoning regulations, so you could live in a house beside a 20 story office building.
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