Gotta say. Texas is becoming one of my favorite states. I’d still pick California if I had to choose where to live, but Texas got in second position. It’s beautiful. Fucking hot, but beautiful.
Other than that, I didn’t know before but apparently Texas is the most affordable state where to live. A lot of people I met told me this same thing. Low taxes and lowest prices of the US.
I met a guy in Austin who was working the door at one of the thousand live music bars you can find in its famous 6th Street, and he told me that the classic stereotype about the southern hospitality really does exist. That’s why a lot of people from other states are moving to Texas.
Plus, the economy is growing fast and cities like Austin and even Houston are full of works in progress, and it’s super easy to find a job. At least that’s what I heard from the people I met.
That said, being this my last day in Texas (I’m driving to New Orleans tomorrow), I wanted to recap some thoughts and show you some pictures.
I really enjoyed staying in Irving, and I liked Dallas. I found Austin nice, but I thought it was nicer cause everybody kept telling me how cool it was. I guess I’m not a party animal so I didn’t really appreciate this aspect of the city, which is probably one of the best. Though I did enjoy the live music.
San Antonio was just fine. I mean, it’s always great getting to see new cities, but I expected it to be a little bit bigger. Honestly I was a little disappointed by the famous Riverwalk, but I guess it’s just me. I liked the old part though. The Alamo and the Spanish Governors were very Mexican looking, then very characteristic.
Then Houston. Well, I didn’t hear great things about it, instead I am amazed by this city. Huge spaces, cool skyscrapers, beautiful residential neighborhoods, parks, museums, stores and all that. So nice. Besides, I guess in three years, it’s going to be nicer since downtown, which is already cool, is full of buildings under construction. Some people told me Houston is going to host the superbowl in three years and that’s one of the reasons why it’s growing so fast.
All that said, I enjoyed also my little stops in the little cities along the road. But you know, I’m city guy. Stay tuned.