Houston, We Have a Problem: A Brief Overview of Houston

861 WordsFeb 19, 20183 Pages
Houston was built on the oil and rodeo business, it is a major port city and has a bustling economy. There are many mid- and high rise buildings in Houston and the city has been an architectural trend setter for many years. The city boasts with some of the highest skyscrapers in the world. Houston is the largest city in Texas and has a population of over 6 million people within its metropolitan area of 599.6 square miles. Houston is home to the world's largest concentration of healthcare and research institutions, and the district is called “Medical City” by the locals. Where is Houston? Houston is located in Texas on the gulf coastal plain, in temperate grassland and forest. Houston has four major bayous passing through the city of which the ship channel continues past Galveston and then into the Gulf of Mexico. Getting to Houston Houston is served by three airports, George Bush, William P. Hobby Airport and Ellington Airport. Houston is a major port city and therefore, travelling by boat and taking cruises is possible. Getting Around Houston The predominant form of transportation in Houston is by car and Houston's freeway system comprises 739.3 miles (1,189.8 km) of freeways and expressways. METRO provides public transportation in the form of buses and light rail and is a safe and affordable option. Houston caters for bikers and has more than 160miles of dedicated bikeways. The largest number of bike commuters in the state of Texas is found in Houston and the City has a
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