Let’s all agree that Houston and Austin are both cool.

And promptly shut up about which is cooler. I’m looking really hard at you, Houston.

Both Houston and Austin are thriving centers of economic growth and vibrant culture. Both have great food, great music, great art, great nightlife, and plentiful recreational opportunities. And you know what’s really cool? The two cities offer all that greatness in their own wonderful ways:

Houston and Austin

Even the ancient stamp-making sages knew this.

Lest you get the impression I think either city is a utopia, here are some bad things:

And really the only thing you need to know:

Austin is way too cocky about its coolness; Houston is trying way too hard to be viewed as cool.

There. I settled it. No further hand-wringing required. You can love both cities, hate both cities, love one and hate the other, love-hate both…really any combination of emotions and cities is allowable here. Just please kindly shut up about which is cooler, because if we all keep arguing over who’s cooler, we all end up sucking.



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