I am recreating Houston metro area as close as possible. I wanted to place the Reliant Arena and Toyota Arenas in the relative proximity of where they really are in the city. Some the of the parks are located where they are in the city. I have created Rice University. So far only the inner beltway is completed. The urban freeways are as close as I could get to the real layout.
The region is starting to become prosperous after a slow start. Commerce is increasing.
Currently the region is 1.05 million people. The downtown proper area is 381,000.