Houston City Guide
Home to Beyoncé, Jennifer Garner, and Wes Anderson, Houston, Texas is a great place to live—as long as you remember the Alamo! Aside from the famous battle cry of the Mexican-American war, Houston also boasts 627 square miles, a population of 2.2 million, and over 11,000 restaurants. It’s the fourth largest city in the US (after NY, LA, and Chicago) and everything about it is big.
In a world where texting is an accepted form of communication and emojis are an accepted form of emotional intelligence, Houston, Texas stands out for its true Southern Hospitality. Which comes in handy when you live in the tornado capital of the world. With an average of 11 tornados each month, you’ll be glad that gentlemen hold the doors open for you. And having a secure storage unit to keep extra roof shingles, front porches, and doors is probably a good idea.
Thanks to Billy Ray Cyrus, line dancing has become more popular than the white man’s overbite, which means that you’ll need to have a generous supply of cowboy boots. Why more than one pair? Well, you’ll need dress cowboy boots to visit the 17-block theater district (only New York has a larger theater district), scruffy cowboy boots to attend the world’s largest rodeo, and cleated cowboy boots to ride your bicycle on one of the 160 miles of dedicated bike paths in the state.
If you’re not fortunate enough to have a closet the size of Carrie Bradshaw’s, then you’ll certainly need to make use of your nearest storage facility for your boots, porches, and insect repellant. Oh, did we forget to mention that Houston, Texas has mosquitos the size of Chihuahuas? They’re called Monster Mosquitos and the city actually hires people to drive around and spray bug repellant into the air.