Which city is better, Houston or New York?

– Xochielt Sanchez

Answer by Robert Frost:

I'm sure some Yankee will come along and make the argument for New York, so I'll make the argument for Houston.

Ten Reasons Houston is the Better City

1. Houston is the most ethnically diverse metropolitan area in the United States
Source: Page on rice.edu

2. Houston is the number one city for job creation in the United States

3. Houston's unemployment rate is lower than New York's unemployment rate

4. The cost of living in Houston is less than the cost of living in New York

Source: Page on numbeo.com

5. Adjusted for cost of living, salaries are higher in Houston than in New York.

6. Houston is home to the largest medical center in the world.
Source: Medical Center Facts & Figures

7. Food.  New York cannot compete with the barbecue, Tex-mex, Cajun, and Vietnamese  foods of the Gulf Coast.

Even the New York Times says "Houston, the city that they are both helping to make into one of the country’s most exciting places to eat."
quote source: The New York Times

8. Forbes Magazine ranked Houston the coolest city in the country (it ranked New York as 10th).
Source: Houston, TX – In Photos: America's Coolest Cities

9. People in Houston are friendlier than people in New York – Travel and Leisure Magazine ranked Houston as the 20th most friendly city and New York as the 35th.
Source: Page on travelandleisure.com

10. Houston in January vs. New York in January

Which city is better, Houston or New York?


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