Living in Houston

Houston skyline at night
Anyone new to Houston will be quickly surprised. The cosmopolitan feel, the robust industry, and the diverse dining and entertainment scene make Houston stand out, not just in Texas, but throughout the United States. With everything from fine dining to shopping to a vibrant local community, Houston is a great place to live, work and study. Culinary Institute Lenôtre is in the heart of this international city, with an energetic and diverse culture. Forbes named Houston as “America’s Next Great Global City,” and Business Insider published “18 Facts That Make Houston the Best City in America.” From attending world-class performing arts events to cheering professional sports teams to shopping at trendy stores, you’ll find plenty to do and see.

Texas ranks extremely high for businesses among states (see CNBC overall rankings) and Houston ranks number one in many, many ways:

Fast Company: “Best City of the Year” (2011)

-Daily Beast: “Best City to Start a New Career” (10/2010)

-ACCRA: “Lowest Cost of Living” in a large Metro area (1st quarter, 2011)

-Forbes: the “Best City for Manufacturing” (12/15/2011)

-U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: “Most New Non-Farm Jobs in MSA” from August of 2010 to August of 2011 (9/2011)

-The Houston Business Journal: “New Housing Construction” (8/26/2011)

-U.S. News & World Report: “America’s Best Hospitals – Cancer, University of Texas, M.D. Anderson” (7/2011) “America’s Top Shopping Cities” (12/13/2010)

More info on Houston

Useful Websites

Official Visitor’s Site for Houston

City of Houston

Houston Online Guide

Houston Airport System

Moving within Houston

METRO (public transportation agency)

Houston Accueil (Francophone)

Greater Houston Restaurant Association

Entertainment in Houston, Texas


Houston Theater District

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

Houston Museum District

Houston Astros

Houston Zoo

Houston Texans

Restaurants in Houston

Weather Forescast In Houston

Traffic map in Houston