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Fun Facts for Travelers to Houston

If you’re a business traveler, sometimes each new city looks the same as the last one. Of course you know better; every community has those things that make it interesting and unique. If you’ve just kicked back after a full day of meetings, and you’re fortunate and smart enough to be staying at luxury apartments Houston Galleria, here are a few facts about the city you’ll see when you step out onto your patio or balcony.

  • Houston was founded in 1836 by the Allen brothers, Augustus C. and John K., who paid $1.40 an acre for 6,000+ acres. (The land is worth just a little bit more today.) That was the same year the city’s namesake, General Sam Houston, won independence from Mexico and established the Republic of Texas. Houston incorporated the following year and was the republic’s capital until 1839.
  • Almost two centuries later, Houston is one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the US. Its 2.3 million people are just over a third Anglo and roughly the same number Hispanic, with African Americans and Asians making up most of the rest. 145 languages are spoken. Among American cities, only New York and Los Angeles speak more. In a lot of respects the America of the future can be found right here.
  • Like the state in which it’s located, Houston is big. You may already know it’s the fourth most populous city in the country, but did you know far it outsizes New York in land area? The Big Apple could fit inside Houston’s 655 square miles, along with Miami, Minneapolis, Washington, Boston, San Francisco and Seattle.
  • There are high-end kitchens in luxury apartments Houston Galleria, but you may want to step out and sample one of the local restaurants. More than 10,000 are found in the area. They represent over 70 kinds of American and international cuisine. The average Houstonian dines out almost seven times weekly – twice a week more than the national average. With all these choices and an average restaurant meal cost that’s lower than in most of the US, it’s easy to see why.

On your next business trip to Houston, if you’re visiting three or more nights, skip the hotel and stay at luxury apartments Houston Galleria. It’s a value that’s hard to beat, with larger rooms, proximity to the dynamic uptown area and every elegant appointment of an exclusive apartment. Relax in comfort, live like a local and discover the exciting city that surrounds you.