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At Shade House we work with families to design and build architectural grade homes built around their needs and desires. Family owned, we have been building homes in the Houston area for 20 years. We have simplified the process so that you don’t have to work with an architect, builder, and landscape designer. By folding all of these disciplines into one service – not only do you benefit from greater efficiency saving you time and money but this multidisciplinary approach allows for the design intent to be expressed throughout every detail of your home and property. Because we are designers and builders, your budget is never left out of the process. Thus insuring that your time and money is not wasted on developing plans never to be built. We have a very straightforward, transparent yet casual approach that allows our clients to feel at ease getting their arms around what could otherwise be a very stressful process. Meet us for a cup of coffee and let your dream begin.

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Below is some general information about Houston:

Houston is the fourth-largest city in the United States of America, and the largest city in the state of Texas. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the city had a population of 2.1 million people within an area of 656.3 square miles (1,700 km2). Houston is the seat of Harris County and the economic center of HoustonÐSugar LandÐBaytown, the fifth-largest metropolitan area in the U.S. with over 6 million people.

Houston was founded in 1836 on land near the banks of Buffalo Bayou, now known as AllenÕs Landing, and incorporated as a city on June 5, 1837. The city was named after former General Sam Houston, who was president of the Republic of Texas and had commanded and won at the Battle of San Jacinto 25 miles (40 km) east of where the city was established. The burgeoning port and railroad industry, combined with oil discovery in 1901, has induced continual surges in the cityÕs population. In the mid-twentieth century, Houston became the home of the Texas Medical CenterÑthe worldÕs largest concentration of healthcare and research institutionsÑand NASAÕs Johnson Space Center, where the Mission Control Center is located.

Rated as a global city, HoustonÕs economy has a broad industrial base in energy, manufacturing, aeronautics, and transportation. It is also leading in health care sectors and building oilfield equipment; only New York City is home to more Fortune 500 headquarters. The Port of Houston ranks first in the United States in international waterborne tonnage handled and second in total cargo tonnage handled. The city has a population from various ethnic and religious backgrounds and a large and growing international community. It is home to many cultural institutions and exhibits, which attract more than 7 million visitors a year to the Museum District. Houston has an active visual and performing arts scene in the Theater District and offers year-round resident companies in all major performing arts.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 656.3 square miles (1,700 km2); this comprises 634.0 square miles (1,642 km2) of land and 22.3 square miles (58 km2) of water. Most of Houston is located on the gulf coastal plain, and its vegetation is classified as temperate grassland and forest. Much of the city was built on forested land, marshes, swamp, or prairie, which are all still visible in surrounding areas. Flatness of the local terrain, when combined with urban sprawl, has made flooding a recurring problem for the city. Downtown stands about 50 feet (15 m) above sea level, and the highest point in far northwest Houston is about 125 feet (38 m) in elevation. The city once relied on groundwater for its needs, but land subsidence forced the city to turn to ground-level water sources such as Lake Houston, Lake Conroe and Lake Livingston. The city owns surface water rights for 1.20 billion gallons of water a day in addition to 150 million gallons a day worth of groundwater.

Houston has four major bayous passing through the city. Buffalo Bayou runs through downtown and the Houston Ship Channel, and has three tributaries: White Oak Bayou, which runs through the Houston Heights community northwest of Downtown and then towards Downtown; Braes Bayou, which runs along the Texas Medical Center; and Sims Bayou, which runs through the south of Houston and downtown Houston. The ship channel continues past Galveston and then into the Gulf of Mexico.

Source: Houston on Wikipedia