Deep in the heart of Texas, less than hourís drive from Galveston and the Gulf of Mexico, modern day Houston surpasses its famous Tex-Mex, BBQ, country western music and the George Bush Intercontinental Airport. Houston is the fourth largest city in the US with a growing economy as well as a Texas-sized offering of arts, culture, nightlife, hotels and fine dining establishments.
Sure, you can find great barbecue, chicken-fried steak and all-you-can-eat-buffets in Houston, but the cityís dining scene is a lot bigger than that. Visit top restaurants like 17 at the Alden Houston Hotel and Noe or some of the thriving Tex Mex, Asian, Mexican and Indian restaurants and youíll see why this is such a food loverís city.
Houston hosts a horde of nightlife
haunts beyond the traditional country western honky-tonks and Latino Tejano
clubs. Locals regularly enjoy ice cold buckets of beer at any of Houstonís historic icehouse bars
like West Alabama, dancing the night away at hot dance clubs
like Red Star and Richís or hitting after hour hotspots like Nsomina and HIPS. Houston has several venues to check out live music
most nights of the week at clubs like The Warehouse or Numbers and there's a booming gay and lesbian nightclub
scene to be found at joints like JRís and South Beach in the popular Montrose neighborhood.
The most visited site in Houston is the famed Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center. Houston also hosts a variety of museums, many located in Houstonís Museum District with fine choices like the Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of Natural Science, and both the Health Museum and the National Museum of Funeral History. Kids of all ages can explore the Houston Zoo and Aquarium, and many visitors head to Brenham for picturesque springtime bluebonnet viewing or tour the oldest working ranch in the US Ė George Ranch Historical Park. Visit nearby Galveston, a major cruise ship destination with its many beaches, Moody Gardens and Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark.
Houston's rapid growth has spawned a boom in the local real estate market as well. However, finding a Houston home is easy. Search Houston apartments or find a Houston rental in one of these popular Houston neighborhoods.
Texas adds jobs at a faster pace than the rest of the country, and the Houston / Sugar Land area has shown strong employment gains in 2006 and 2007. In 2006, Texas led the nation with the largest employment increase for nonfarm employment, with 213,200 jobs added, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. More than a third of that employment gain was in the Houston metropolitan area!
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