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A prime position for the Houston Solution.

The benefits of the best of the best: The sheer abundance of “Best” accolades shows that Houston is one of the nation’s top cities in more than just size. After all, this is a city that shoots for the stars and reaches them as the home of NASA headquarters. When a look at high housing costs and hurry-up-and-wait congestion leads to a “Houston, we have a problem” moment, that’s where Wharton offers the Houston solution. Wharton allows industry and residents to enjoy all of Houston’s best and, best of all, in a charming, low-cost and invitingly-paced location that’s only an hour’s drive from:

  • Metro amenities and culture—Ballet to baseball, basketball and football, museums to major-league soccer—Houston lays out a feast of urban attractions and amenities, including the delectable dining variety of more than 70 different countries and U.S. regions represented in the city’s rich array of restaurants.
  • Major learning opportunities—Whether for a post-high school launch or the best in life-long learning, Houston offers educational avenues for extensive personal and vocational rewards. The region’s 14 major institutions of higher learning include:
    • Baylor
    • Rice
    • Texas Southern University
    • University of Houston
    • University of Texas Health Science Center.
  • World-class specialized medical care—With 80 hospitals, Harris County boasts the highest concentration of hospitals in the state, a concentration that also includes some of the state’s largest systems.  In Houston, healthcare growth and innovation are spurred and supported by two leading medical schools. Americans travel from all over the nation to receive care at renowned facilities like the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. In Wharton, that world-class care is within an easy one-hour drive. Great care and great convenience.

With Wharton’s Houston Solution, enjoy the best of the best, from business opportunities to leisure options to lifelong advantages.

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Business Disaster Recovery Breakfast

Sep. 29, 2017 - 7:30 AM Wharton Civic Center 1924 North Fulton Street Wharton, TX...  READ MORE

SBA Mobile Center to Open in Wharton

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*UPDATE* Recovery Resources

Sep. 7, 2017 - In response to conflicting information WEDC and the Wharton Chamber are working diligently to identify resources and streamline...  READ MORE


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