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ZipTipz Houston Travel Guide
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Known as both the Bayou City and the Energy Capital of the World, Houston is a diverse city that offers world-class arts and entertainment to people of all nations. Voted third most livable city in the U.S., it's home to NASA and the Astrodome.

District Guide

Welcome to the Bayou City! Ranked the "third most livable city in the country" by Places Rated Almanac in 1996 and 1997, Houston is famous for offering a vast range of opportunities and cultural experiences to its 3.8 million residents. Often described as a "sprawling Texas town", the greater...

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Historical Background

From its humble beginnings as a cotton-shipping port to its designation as the "Energy Capital of the World," Houston has enjoyed more than 160 years of existence.

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Where To Stay

Houston is a well-traveled city, and you certainly won't have any difficulty finding accommodations that appeal to your tastes. Whether your style and budget demand luxurious, elaborate lodgings or something much more casual and simple, you are certain to find the perfect hotel to meet your need...

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Dining and Drinking

The diverse industrial focus of Houston has inspired people from numerous countries to settle here. With so many cultures represented, it is no great surprise that the city's dining opportunities reflect their influences. If you are homesick, there is a good chance you will be able to find a...

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Entertainment

From sophisticated theaters and museums to live music events in funky bars, Houston is a city that offers a very broad range of entertainment. Creativity runs rampant through the city, so there are hundreds of ways to have a good time while you visit. Even the motion picture industry has taken...

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Recommended Tours

Houston is a city with a lot of popular attractions and a plethora of things to do. Even many of the locals have never managed to see and do everything, and most of them have spent a lifetime here. Many sights in the city can be enjoyed on your own, but guided tours are also available at many...

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ZipTipz facts about Houston, Texas
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Houston is located in HARRIS and FORT BEND counties, in the state of Texas. It includes the following ZIP codes within its boundaries: 77001, 77002, 77003, 77004, 77005, 77213, 77215, 77216, 77006, 77007, 77008, 77009, 77010, 77011, 77012, 77013, 77014, 77015, 77016, 77017, 77052, 77097, 77201, 77018, 77019, 77020, 77021, 77022, 77023, 77024, 77025, 77202, 77203, 77204, 77026, 77027, 77028, 77029, 77030, 77031, 77032, 77033, 77034, 77035, 77036, 77037, 77205, 77206, 77038, 77039, 77040, 77041, 77042, 77043, 77044, 77207, 77208, 77209, 77045, 77046, 77047, 77048, 77049, 77050, 77051, 77053, 77054, 77055, 77056, 77057, 77058, 77210, 77212, 77059, 77060, 77061, 77062, 77063, 77064, 77065, 77066, 77067, 77068, 77217, 77218, 77219, 77220, 77069, 77070, 77071, 77072, 77073, 77074, 77075, 77076, 77077, 77078, 77079, 77080, 77081, 77082, 77083, 77221, 77222, 77223, 77084, 77085, 77086, 77087, 77088, 77089, 77090, 77091, 77092, 77093, 77094, 77095, 77096, 77098, 77099, 77224, 77225, 77226, 77227, 77228, 77229, 77230, 77231, 77233, 77234, 77235, 77236, 77237, 77238, 77240, 77241, 77242, 77243, 77244, 77245, 77246, 77247, 77248, 77249, 77250, 77251, 77252, 77253, 77254, 77255, 77256, 77257, 77258, 77259, 77260, 77261, 77262, 77263, 77265, 77266, 77267, 77268, 77269, 77270, 77271, 77272, 77273, 77274, 77275, 77276, 77277, 77278, 77279, 77280, 77282, 77284, 77285, 77286, 77287, 77288, 77289, 77290, 77291, 77292, 77293, 77294, 77296, 77297, 77298, and 77299.

According to the United States Census 2000 data, Houston has a population of 2,571,090. There are 997,906 households in the city with an average of 2.58 persons per household.

Some additional information about Houston, based on United States Census 2000 data:

  • Time zone: GMT-6 (observes Daylight Savings Time)
  • Latitude/Longitude: 29.7194 / -95.22285
  • Elevation: 38 feet
  • County area: 2,604 square miles
  • Average house value: $104,652
  • Income per household: $42,350

Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Houston is the largest city in the state of Texas and the fourth-largest in the United States. The city covers more than 600 square miles (1,600 km²) and is the county seat of Harris County. As of the 2005 U.S. Census estimate, Houston had a population of more than 2 million. The city is at the heart of the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area, the largest cultural and economic center of the Gulf Coast region and the seventh-largest metropolitan area in the U.S. with a population of 5.3 million in 10 counties.

Houston is internationally known for its energy—particularly oil—and aeronautics industries, and for its ship channel. The Port of Houston ranks first in the country in international commerce and is the sixth-largest port in the world. Second only to New York City in Fortune 500 headquarters, Houston is the seat of the Texas Medical Center, which contains the world's largest concentration of research and healthcare institutions.

Houston is ranked as one of 11 U.S. world-class cities by the Globalization and World Cities Study Group & Network. The city has an active visual and performing arts scene as Houston is one of the five U.S. cities that offer year-round resident companies in all major performing arts. The Houston Theater District is ranked second in the country for the number of theatre seats in a concentrated downtown area per capita. The city home to NASA's Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center—where Mission Control Center is located—giving Houston its official nickname of "Space City."

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