My city: Houston

After four months in Texas, I can say I genuinely enjoy my life in Houston: it’s an easy city to live in, and let me tell you why.
Houston is a captivating amalgamation of diverse cultures, bustling energy, and unparalleled opportunities. As the fourth-largest city in the United States, it serves as a melting pot where people from all over the world converge and contribute to its vibrant tapestry.
The various urban landscape counts towering skyscrapers, lush parks, and a rich historical heritage that showcases its metamorphosis from a modest trading post to a global economic powerhouse.


Houston’s cultural diversity is evident in its neighborhoods, each exuding a distinct ambiance and charm. From the trendy arts district of Montrose, with its eclectic mix of boutiques, galleries, and cafes, to the historic charm of the Heights, where Victorian-era homes stand gracefully, Houston’s neighborhoods cater to various tastes and interests.
Moreover, the city’s multiculturalism flows through many festivals and events that bring communities together to revel in their shared heritage: my wife and I attended the Freedom over Texas celebrations for the 4th of July in Tinsley Park, a day of live performances and food tasting, closed by an incredible firework show.


Houston’s entreating scene is strongly intertwined with its economy, fueled primarily by the energy industry; the city boasts a prominent role in oil and gas exploration, refining, and distribution. But the economy extends beyond this sector, encompassing healthcare, aerospace, technology, and a thriving port.
This economic prowess has led to a flourishing job market, attracting people from all over the world and, domestically, from California and New York; the future integration challenge lies in fostering inclusivity and harmonizing cultures for social cohesion.

Green spaces

Beyond its concrete jungle, Houston also offers respite in its sprawling green spaces. The Buffalo Bayou, weaving through the city’s heart, provides an escape into nature with its hiking trails, parks, and kayak rentals.
Memorial Park, one of the largest urban parks in the US, offers lush expanses for picnics, jogging trails, and a golf course, encouraging an active lifestyle amid the bustling cityscape. Besides them, there are a lot of wonderful green spaces to spend your free time, like Discovery Green or Sam Houston Park.

Are you coming?

Whether it’s delving into the arts, immersing oneself in scientific endeavors, or indulging in diverse culinary delights, Houston welcomes all with open arms, leaving an indelible mark on those fortunate enough to experience its allure.

Gabriele Perotto


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