Welcome to Houston Greeters!

Houston Greeters offers you a unique insight into Houston through the eyes and hearts of our residents. Local volunteers act as hosts for two-to-four hour visits to the destination or for the activity of your choice. Whether you want to learn more about the architecture of the city, visit a museum, attend an Astros game, experience Houston nightlife or take a neighborhood stroll, we have a host for you! Our volunteers are not just passionate about Houston; they are also passionate about your interest. Read More

5th Annual Christmas Tree Signing and Holiday Market

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3rd annual “Rails to Restaurants” by Houston Greeters

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18 Facts That Make Houston the Best City in America

When you think about Houston, Texas, you probably picture massive oil refineries, oppressive humidity, and a sub-par baseball team — a far cry from one of the nation’s most up-and-coming cities.
 
But you shouldn’t dismiss Houston so easily; the Bayou City is an economic juggernaut.
 
It’s by far the country’s No. 1 job creator and home to 26 Fortune 500 companies. A paycheck goes farther here than anywhere else in the country, and it has a medical center larger than downtown Dallas.
 
Add a thriving restaurant and cultural scene, and you’ve got a winning case for Houston as the best city in America. Here are 18 reasons you may want to pack your bags and head south.
 
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Houston named one of America’s coolest cities

Anyone in this city will tell you that H-town’s the place to be, but now Forbes is putting a number on the Bayou City’s cool factor.
 
Houston landed among the nation’s 20 coolest cities, along with three other Texas locales, making the Lone Star State a pretty great place to call home.
 
The rankings were determined by each city’s entertainment opportunities, recreational activities, abundance of local eateries, diversity, and the percentage of young people living in the middle of it all.
 
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