About Houston, TX
A dynamic, multicultural city, Houston is the 4th largest city in the United States and home to a thriving blend of ethnic populations. An international port and business center, Houston also serves as the touchstone for our national space program. This international city is an exceptional place to live.
With core businesses in energy, shipping, education and medicine, among others, Houston, TX boasts a vibrant student and research community supported by major universities and corporations. Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine joins numerous institutions of higher learning, all engaged in cutting-edge scientific and medical research, located within walking distance of each other, in and around the world-famous Texas Medical Center, which is home to 49 Institutions.
Houston’s multi-faceted economic center includes internationally-known core businesses in energy, shipping, education, and medicine among many others. Houston boasts a vibrant student and research community, which is supported by numerous major universities and corporations.
Local Attractions near our Texas Medical Center Location
Just blocks from Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine, Rice Village offers convenient shopping and dining with 350 retail shops, restaurants and services.
Parks and Recreation
Also within walking distance of Texas Children’s Hospital is the spectacular Hermann Park, a 445 acre park and garden center. Hermann Park conjoins Houston’s Museum District, home to 11 top-ranked museums. The Museum District features The Houston Museum of Natural Science, the Houston Garden Center, Miller Outdoor Theatre, and the Houston Zoo.
Approximately three miles north, Houston’s downtown Theater District houses 8 world-class performing arts organizations, including the Houston Grand Opera, the Houston Symphony and the Houston Ballet. Families can easily board the MetroRail Red Line to travel directly to the Houston Theater District. The MetroRail stop is located only one block from the hospital at the intersection of Dryden St. and Main Street.
Houston is also an epicenter of professional sports teams and local athletes often visit patients at the Cancer and Hematology Centers.
The Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center is located 20 minutes south of downtown Houston. Just 50 miles away is Galveston Island, a popular weekend getaway for locals and long-term visitors. Galveston Island features historical attractions, a shopping hotspot called The Strand, and more than 20 miles of uncluttered beaches along the Gulf of Mexico. Houston’s hospitality, affordable cost of living and healthy economy make it an exceptional place to live.