Skip to comments.18 Facts That Make Houston The Best City In America
Posted on 07/01/2014 11:00:20 AM PDT by blam
Emmie Martin and Max Nisen
July 1, 2014
When you think about Houston, Texas, you probably picture massive oil refineries, oppressive humidity, and a sub-par baseball team a far cry from one of the nation's most up-and-coming cities.
But you shouldn't dismiss Houston so easily; the Bayou City is an economic juggernaut.
It's by far the country's No. 1 job creator and home to 26 Fortune 500 companies. A paycheck goes farther here than anywhere else in the country, and it has a medical center larger than downtown Dallas.
Add a thriving restaurant and cultural scene, and you've got a winning case for Houston as the best city in America. Here are 18 reasons you may want to pack your bags and head south.
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the fly in the ointment... gay mayor and obnoxious gay pride celebrations.
i guess they really wanted to punk those straight redneck cowboy hicks.
The Texas Rangers can well understand that.
HOT HOT HOT HUMID MUGGY.... pass. sweating to death every day isnt my idea of “fun”...
Maybe they should switch to golf?
The real Houston:
Angry natives (blacks)
Horrid heat and humidity
Drunk Hispanics everywhere
Out of control Hispanic children flooding every local event (zoo is barely tolerable)
Little to do beyond drugs and alcohol. Unless you like to hike in a swamp and get attacked by illegal immigrate mosquitos (Asian tiger mosquitoes)
The only thing this city has going is the job market.
Isn’t Sheila Jackson Lee from Houston?
My dad spent over a year in Houston working on a big project. His advice to me after that experience was “Son, unless you like the feeling of wet underwear, do NOT move to the Gulf Coast of Texas!”
I would maintain that some of Houston’ “growth” is due to the city gobbling up adjacent territory under its own name. Other urban locations (e.g. Phoenix, Chicago) have nearby suburbs that catch a lot of the growth. Houston’s land mass is so large that doesn’t happen there.
Now, how’d it get that confused mayor?
Best of all, it’s less than six hours from New Orleans.
No one is mentioning the Damned Traffic!
Yeah but January, February....
Houston was just a way to get to Washington DC for that NY carpet-bagger.
Forgot to add “for Mexicans” in the title...
I lived in Houston for a couple of years.
oh the humidity.
If you live in Houston you have two seasons.
Summer and Yuck
“There’s always traffic in Houston!”
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