About Houston in the USA
As the fourth largest city in the United States, Houston is a pleasant, cosmopolitan city to live. Founded in 1836, the City of Houston has a population of around 2 million. Houston boasts more than 40 colleges, university and institutions - offering higher education options to meet your needs. Houston is also home to the Texas Medical Center, the largest medical center in the world.
Houston has a unique museum district offering a wealth of museums, galleries, theatre, art and cultural institutions. Houston has over five hundred cultural, visual and performing arts organizations. Wortham Center is home to the Houston Ballet and the Houston Grand Opera. Museum of Fine Arts is the fifth largest museum in the USA, with a wide collection of more than 44,000 works housed in a family of buildings. The Galleria is one of the largest shopping malls in the United States. The Houston Museum of Natural Science displays giant dinosaurs, precious gems and ancient Egyptian artifacts. Space Center Houston has a large collection of artifacts. The Houston Zoo covers an area of 50 acres and is home to thousands of animals.