Houston is a sprawling port city in Southeastern . An oil boom and continuing international immigration has brought explosive growth to the city, and it is now the fifth largest metropolitan area in the .

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is a general name for the lively area that encompasses the neighborhoods just west of Downtown.

South and west of , is home to the Museum District, Hermann Park, Rice University, the Texas Medical Center, and Reliant Stadium.

Downtown is the central business district of .


is a district of . lies to the southeast of downtown, towards Galveston.

Rough-and-tumble is the city's beating, industrial heart - along with William P.

is known chiefly as the home of George W.

Uptown is in , though nobody in Houston has used that term since about 1970 - it's generally referred to as "The Galleria", or to motorists at I-610 and U.S.

is the main international airport of and a major gateway into .

, at first glance, seems to be no more than urban sprawl at its worst: strip malls, gridlock, billboards, and more strip malls.

The encompasses many of the poshest, most upscale neighborhoods and business areas in Houston.

The area includes some of Houston's most pleasant neighborhoods as well as a burgeoning restaurant and nightlife scene, especially on the Washington Street corridor.


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