City Profile: Houston, TX
They say everything is bigger in Texas and at USITT we like big statements. This week we’re heading south to bring you some fast facts from the heart of Texas…Houston!
Population: 2 million
Average age: 32
- METRORail offers convenient and accessible service within the heart of the city between downtown Houston and NRG Park, including the Museum District and Texas Medical Center. Two additional lines connect the Theater District with BBVA Compass Stadium and destinations east of downtown.
- You can purchase a day pass for use on METRORail and METRO buses for just $3 a day.
Average cost of living: A furnished 900 sq ft apartment in the heart of the city will cost $1,800 or more. If that’s a bit rich for your blood, suburban communities in Houston are only a few minutes outside of the city.
Fun Fact: There is a house in Houston that is built entirely out of beer cans! John Milkovisch, a retired upholsterer for the Southern Pacific Railroad, started his project now known as the Beer Can House in 1968.
Theatre: The Theatre District is an impressive cultural and entertainment center. The district features nine world renowned performing arts organizations, and many smaller ones, in four venues – Jones Hall, Wortham Theater Center, Alley Theatre and Hobby Center for the Performing Arts.
You’ll also find Bayou Place just around the corner which includes Sundance Cinemas, Revention Music Center, Hard Rock Cafe and a variety of other restaurants. Family-favorite, Landry’s Downtown Aquarium, is also located within a few blocks of each of the major theaters.
USITT: The Southwest section of USITT covers Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, so our members are never far away.