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4 Reasons Why People Are Buying Condos In Houston

Are you thinking about buying a condo in Texas? Why not buy it in the city where Rihanna was born, brought up, and learned how to sing? And oh, Houston was also the first word spoken from the moon. Ok, ok, the first words, in reality, were "contact light," but any proud Houstonian will tell you Neil Armstrong said, "Houston, tranquility base here, the Eagle has landed." Houston has a family-friendly environment and affordable condos for sale.

History

The Allen brothers John Kirby and Augustus Chapman bought the south half of the lower league from Elizabeth E. Parrott, wife of T.F.L. and widow of John Austin, on the 26th of August, 1836. The brothers named the territory in honor of then-President Sam Houston and ran an advert for the city four days later in Texas Register and Telegraph. With the proposition of the new government with a capitol building, they successfully persuaded the Republic of Texas Congress to select Houston as the temporary capital. Only a few dozen people resided in the area as of 1837, but by the time the Texas Congress convened in the city for the first time, the population had improved to about 1,500. On June 5, 1837, Houston was incorporated as a city by the Republic of Texas, and James S. Holman was chosen as its first mayor. The state's capital was moved to Austin in 1839. Houston suffered a major setback the same year as yellow fever claimed the one life out of every eight in the city. Despite the numerous setbacks, the city continued as a commercial center. It formed a symbiosis with its Gulf Coast port, Galveston. By 1860, the city had become a commercial and railroad hub for cotton exportation. However, the city suffered another setback when a hurricane struck the city in 1900.

Things to do in Houston

Food

With over ten thousand restaurants representing over seventy countries and American regions to choose from, Houston has one of the nation's most diverse food scenes. Restaurants and chefs in the city have also been recently recognized for their excellent work by James Beard. The Blind Goat won Best New Restaurant, Hugo's restaurant won Outstanding Hospitality, while Justin Yu of the restaurant Theodore Rex won the Outstanding Chef award.

Interested in breakfast with a bit of southern flavor? Head to The Breakfast Klub, which serves its signature chicken wings and waffles. Situated in Houston's Midtown, the restaurant has been recognized as one of the nation's best restaurants for breakfast by the U.S.A. Today, Forbes, Esquire, and Good Morning America. You can be sure of access to one of the country's best breakfast spots if you buy a condo in this city.

Prefer burgers? Stop at Rodeo Goat to enjoy one of Houston's best burgers, then take a walk to Miss Carousel for a tasty cocktail. More of a beer person? You can grab a glass at True Anomaly Brewery, just a few blocks from Rodeo Goat.
Sports

No matter your taste in sports, you are bound to find a favorite hometown team in this city. Houston has them all, from professional basketball to baseball to football teams. Formed in 1962, the Houston Astros, who play in Major League Baseball, are the city's most successful team and the local's favorite team. They have won the World Series title once, A.L. Pennants thrice, N.L. Pennants once and the A.L. West Division title four times.

The city is also home to the Houston Rockets, who compete in the National Basketball League(N.B.A.). They have won the N.B.A. twice, and they play at the Toyota Center. The Houston Dynamo compete in the Major League Soccer (M.L.S.) and play their home games at the P.N.C. Stadium. They won the M.L.S. Cup titles in 2006 and 2007. As you can see, buying a condo here means you will be living among the winners.
Parks and Recreational Spaces

Outdoor relaxation lover? Don't worry; Houston has got you covered. Houston is home to one of the country's top parks and green spaces systems. The city houses 379 parks, including accessible skate parks, playgrounds, and over 220 green spaces. The impressive ratio of 22 acres of parkland for every 1,000 residents almost doubles the country's average of 12 acres per 1,000 residents.

Visit the Hermann Park Conservancy at Hermann Drive to gain access to its 445 acres of space. The park has great walking and running areas. And you can also enjoy a picnic with your partner or loved ones in its vast green space.

Another popular spot for locals is the Memorial park, one of the largest urban parks in the country. The park is the perfect hub for runners or people who like engaging in sporting activities as it is home to facilities for golf, swimming, softball, croquet, skating, tennis, cycling, and a running course. The running course named Seymour Lieberman Exercise Trail is especially popular among juggers in the city

Thought that was all? Not nearly. Take a break from the heat underneath the Dandelion Fountain at Buffalo Bayou Park. The fountain is a popular sport within the 160 acres of green space in this park. The park has excellent trails for hiking, a skate park, and boat services. Own a pup? Visit the Johnny Steele Dog Park near Allen Parkway.

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Location

Houston is situated along the upper Texas Gulf of Coast, approximately 50 miles northwest of Mexico at Galveston, and its vegetation is classified as temperate grassland. A majority of the city is built on forested lands, swamps, prairie, and marshes. There are four major bayous passing through the city; the Houston Ship Channel, Buffalo Bayou, White Oak Bayou, and Sims Bayou.

Houston demographics

Houston is a city in the state of Texas and the county seat of Harris County. It has a population of 2,304,580, making it the most populous city in Texas and the fourth most populated in the United States. It is also the most populous city in the Southern United States. It is the principal city of the Great Houston metro area, which has a population of 6,997,384, making it the second-most populous metropolitan statistical area in Dallas and the fifth-most populated in the United States.

Houston is home to 876,504 households and has a population density of 3,632 people per square mile. Houston has a diversified population with three races having over 20% each. Hispanics or Latinos are the majority 40.0%, Whites with 30.1% are next in line. Blacks or African Americans, and Asians make up 22.6% and 7.3%, respectively.

Arts in Houston

Houston is home to incredible art and entertainment options. The city's deep connection with art is evident in the Houston Theater District. The 17-block area houses nine performing art organizations, performance halls, and theaters. Love Operas? The only opera company worldwide to have won all three Tony, Emmy and Grammy is the Houston Grand Opera. The opera company performs at the Wortham Theater Center in downtown Houston.

The Houston art community is alive and vibrant. Catch a glimpse of several artistic accomplishments at the Holocaust Museum Houston. Check out the contemporary and modern drawings at the Menil Drawing Institute. Relish art cars and fine arts from artists are rarely seen in other cultural institutions at the ArtCar Museum. Whatever type of art you like, Houston has something that will work for you.

Arts in Houston

Houston is home to incredible art and entertainment options. The city's deep connection with art is evident in the Houston Theater District. The 17-block area houses nine performing art organizations, performance halls, and theaters. Love Operas? The only opera company worldwide to have won all three Tony, Emmy and Grammy is the Houston Grand Opera. The opera company performs at the Wortham Theater Center in downtown Houston.

The Houston art community is alive and vibrant. Catch a glimpse of several artistic accomplishments at the Holocaust Museum Houston. Check out the contemporary and modern drawings at the Menil Drawing Institute. Relish art cars and fine arts from artists are rarely seen in other cultural institutions at the ArtCar Museum. Whatever type of art you like, Houston has something that will work for you.

Arts in Houston

Houston is home to incredible art and entertainment options. The city's deep connection with art is evident in the Houston Theater District. The 17-block area houses nine performing art organizations, performance halls, and theaters. Love Operas? The only opera company worldwide to have won all three Tony, Emmy and Grammy is the Houston Grand Opera. The opera company performs at the Wortham Theater Center in downtown Houston.

The Houston art community is alive and vibrant. Catch a glimpse of several artistic accomplishments at the Holocaust Museum Houston. Check out the contemporary and modern drawings at the Menil Drawing Institute. Relish art cars and fine arts from artists are rarely seen in other cultural institutions at the ArtCar Museum. Whatever type of art you like, Houston has something that will work for you.

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