The Medical Center – also often referred to as the Medical City of Houston – is a city within the city, in south Houston. Established in 1945, the medical facility has stay committed to their mission of health, by leasing spaces for various medical institutions at lower than market price. It has about 44 institutions with more than 100 thousands employees working in the area. It’s a popular destination in Houston with approximately 7.2 million visitors per year. At the Medical Center, among others, there’s a dental school, pharmacy school, nursing program, academic institution, research facility, plus plenty of hospitals. Some of the major health facilities at the Houston Medical Center include the Children’s Hospital and M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. On the eastern part of the facility, you can find office spaces occupied by small businesses, startups looking to optimize their products, and young companies expanding their markets and cultivating investment.
Although millions of people from all over the world converge around the Medical Center annually to receive medical treatment, this area is home to more than just medical facilities. Medical Center plays host to many sites, restaurants, offices and is near other vibrant areas. The Museum District, nearby, offers such attractions as the Contemporary Art Museum, Health Museum, and the Museum of Fine Arts, which reflect the colorful history of the district. Another popular destination near Medical Center is the Houston Zoo, located at Hermann Park. It has a collection of more than 6,000 exotic animals and is perfect for families and animal lovers alike. Measuring at approximately 55 acres, this sprawling zoo is a treat to anyone who explores it.