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  • MD Anderson in Houston, Texas
  • Living in Houston, Texas, home of MD Anderson

Houston has been called the “next great American city” and is often ranked among the nation's “coolest” and “best” places to live. From career opportunities to recreation, from culture to cuisine, the Houston metro area has it all. Living here, you will be part of a global metropolis where ideas, vision and imagination are welcomed and rewarded. Houston has also been referred to as one of the most diverse cities in the nation.

  • Downtown Houston skyline
  • Houston is Big

    • Houston is the fourth most populous city in the nation, with an estimated 2.3 million residents within the city limits and more than 6 million living in the greater metro area.
    • We have the fourth largest economy in the country.
    • Among the top 20 most populous metro areas in the country, we have the third-lowest cost of living.
    • Our city is home to the Texas Medical Center, the world's largest medical complex with about 106,000 people working within its facilities, including more than to 22,000 at MD Anderson alone.
  • Houston is Fun

    • Houston is home to a variety of professional sports teams, including the Astros (MLB), Texans (NFL), Rockets (NBA), Dynamo (MLS) and Dash (NWSL).
    • Our city has a vibrant cultural/arts community with 19 eclectic member organizations that showcase art, history, culture, nature and science.
    • Houston ranks fifth in the nation in land devoted to parks (more than 52,000 acres). There are more than 360 municipal parks and an additional 220 open-space areas.
    • Houston's weather allows for outdoor activities year-round. Normal daily temperatures ranging from the 40s to 60s in January and the 70s to 90s in July.
    • With more than 11,000 food/drinking establishments featuring regional, traditional and international cuisine, we enjoy one of the nation's hottest food scenes.
  • Houston, Texas culture and entertainment
  • Houston, Texas academic achievement
  • Houston is Smart

    • Houston Independent School District is a two-time winner of the prestigious Broad Prize, which honors large urban districts showing the greatest academic achievement.
    • We also offer a portfolio of magnet programs, gifted-and-talented programs/schools, and International Baccalaureate, dual-language, college prep and career academies.
    • Houston is home to Rice University, the University of Houston, the University of St. Thomas, and Texas Southern University, plus four medical schools, three law schools, and many other high-caliber colleges and universities.
    • MD Anderson offers educational opportunities from undergraduate and graduate degrees, advanced nursing education for the community, and clinical & research training for physicians and other medical professionals.