We’re not shy about it. We love Houston! However, when some of us think about the city, we might not think of the most aspects of it. Houston’s one of the country’s fastest growing cities for a reason! We’ve put together a list of a few facts about Houston you might not have known that make our city unique.
- We’re one of the most diverse cities in the nation.
- The city has over 56,405 acres of green space and 228/8 miles of hike and bike trails.
- The New York Times calls Houston “one of the country’s most exciting places to eat.” (Okay, maybe not a fact, but it should be!)
- Our museum district is among the largest in the country, with 20 museums within walking distance of one another.
- When Houston was founded in 1836, land was only $1.40 an acre.
- We’re a town full of smart cookies, with more than 60 degree-granting institutions.
- In a hidden neighborhood, you will find a house made of beer cans. Only in Houston!
- We have 43 public libraries containing 2.7 million books, representing over twenty languages in the collections.
- The Astrodome was the world’s first, multi-purpose domed athletic stadium.
- Houston is huge! At 655 square miles, the City of Houston could contain the cities of New York, Washington, Boston, San Francisco, Seattle Minneapolis and Miami.
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