Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Residency Program: Houston
Live in a Popular, Affordable City
With over two million inhabitants from a variety of cultures, Houston is the fourth largest city in the United States. The city supports modern industries, boasts lush vegetation, and provides thriving intellectual and cultural environments. Houston is an international city that is a leader in the arts, education, and health care. The same vision and entrepreneurial spirit that made Houston the energy capital of the world has given rise to global companies in a wide array of industries. On top of all the "big city benefits," Houston's cost of living and housing costs are significantly lower than is found in many other large urban areas.
Toss out any images of dusty, flat plains, because Houston is full of trees and boasts 20,000 acres of parks, public green space, and open water. Filling your free time will be a breeze, since the city offers an abundance of recreational activities, restaurants, shopping, cultural performances, entertainment, and sporting events. In 2012, Forbes.com ranked Houston as the city where a paycheck stretches the furtherest. Houston also topped the 2012 Forbes ranking of American's coolest cities. Houston as America's coolest city.
Baylor College of Medicine is situated in one of the most attractive areas of Houston. Located five miles south of downtown, the Texas Medical Center adjoins the landscapes of Hermann Park, Rice University, and Rice Village Shopping Center. The Medical Center's northern perimeter borders the Museum District, which offers more than 15 outstanding art, historic, and science museums, including the Contemporary Art Museum, The Houston Museum of Natural Science, the Health Museum, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
- Low cost of living and affordable housing
- No state or local income taxes
- Expanding economy in diverse industries
- Multicultural population of more than 2.2 million
- More than 30 colleges and universities
- Average temperature of 68 degrees
- Permanent ballet, opera, symphony, and theater companies
- An "urban forest" with 307 parks
- NASA's Johnson Space Center
- World's eighth largest port in terms of shipping tonnage
- 8,000 restaurants serving every type of cuisine
- Shopping galore
- Professional and college sports, including the Astros, Rockets, Aeros, Texans and Dynamo
- Nearby beaches and lakes