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 United States.
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is the main international airport of Houston and a major gateway into . Photo: DivF, CC BY 2.5.

Downtown is the central business district of Houston. Photo: Ymblanter, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a general name for the lively area that encompasses the neighborhoods just west of Downtown. Photo: Ymblanter, CC BY-SA 3.0.

South and west of , is home to the Museum District, Hermann Park, Rice University, the Texas Medical Center, and Reliant Stadium. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

Notable Places in the Area

The , formerly Texas Commerce Tower, is a 305.4-meter, 2,243,013-square-foot, 75-story skyscraper at 600 Travis Street in , , . Photo: Dhanix, Public domain.

The , formerly the Allied Bank Plaza and First Interstate Bank Plaza, is a skyscraper located at 1000 Louisiana Street in , in the . Photo: Justin.A.Wilcox, CC BY-SA 4.0.

is an American multi-purpose stadium located in Houston, that is home to the Houston Dynamo, a Major League Soccer club, the Houston Dash of the National Women's Soccer League, and to Texas Southern Tigers football. Photo: Houtexusa, GFDL.

The is a Tony Award-winning theatre company in Houston, . Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY 3.0.


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

is known chiefly as the home of , industrial…

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

Uptown is in Houston, 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. Photo: Agsftw, CC BY-SA 4.0.

City is a master-planned community located in southeast , within the Bay Area of Greater Houston. Photo: WhisperToMe, Public domain.

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. Photo: WhisperToMe, Public domain.

Localities in the Area

is a subdivision in Houston, within the Boulevard Oaks community. is situated 3 miles southwest of Houston. Photo: Euthman, CC BY 3.0.

is a private, walled subdivision of 16 houses in Houston, . is situated 3 miles southwest of Houston.


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