As one of the nation’s most populated cities, Houston is the largest in the south and southwest. A celebrated dining scene, large museum and theater district, and presence of more than 20 Fortune 500 companies has given it great global appeal.
With such a large international community calling Houston home, it’s become one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse areas in the country. It also has roots in space exploration, as the home of the NASA Johnson Space Center. Sometimes called Bayou City, Houston has many swampy rivers and marshes, and overall is relatively flat. Tons of green space, parks and warm weather welcome outdoor activities like golfing and biking.