Houston is the fourth largest city in the United States.
Like any major metropolitan area, Houston is made up of many smaller cities and neighborhoods that form the "Greater Houston" area: Baytown, Conroe, Cypress, Downtown, Friendswood, Galveston, Humble, Inner Loop, Katy, Kingwood, La Porte, League City, Medical Center , Pasadena, Richmond, Rosenberg, Seabrook, Spring, Sugar Land, The Woodlands, Tomball, Uptown, and Webster.
Located in the heart of Harris County, downtown Houston is easily accessible from all of surrounding suburbs. Half of Houston commuters take recently improved highways US 59, I-45, or I-10 to access the downtown area, while a smaller percentage of people use the various modes of public transportation: light rail, busses, and park-and-ride stations are available for commuters trying to find alternative types of transportation. And in Houston, with an ever-expanding population of 2,257,926, transportation is everything.