Ten Underrated Things About Houston (For Now)

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3. Diversity
It's safe to say you can meet someone from anywhere in the world by stepping onto the streets of Houston. There are healthy-size communities here from African, Asian and Latin American countries, among so many others. The best part is that all the various groups brought their food to share.


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2. Nonstop flights to anywhere
Unfortunately, this is one of the things that make Houston a magnet for human trafficking, too. It's pretty easy to go from here to anywhere in the world, by plane or car.

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1. Art scene
This is no surprise to art aficionados here, but to the casual art consumer, Houston packs a boatload of offerings, from street art to indie film, and from fine art to opera and Broadway theater.


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Collin LaFavers
Collin LaFavers

Not a good representation of underrated things in H Town

Kerr82
Kerr82

What?  Non-stop flights lead to human trafficking?

seasincarnadine
seasincarnadine

The med center.  Houston REALLY needs to start touting itself as the world's capital for medical care, because it is.  I know it seems like a boring thing, but I have family from all over the world that do anything to get here when they are sick.  Austin can keep its rock, Dallas can keep its bars, Houston keeps me alive.  

seasincarnadine
seasincarnadine

The med center.  Houston REALLY needs to start touting itself as the world's capital for medical care, because it is.  I know it seems like a boring thing, but I have family from all over the world that do anything to get here when they are sick.  Austin can keep its rock, Dallas can keep its bars, Houston keeps you alive.  

Jennifer Plummer
Jennifer Plummer

The beach is great for walking and you can walk miles.. Great for games and for fishing.

Layne Jones
Layne Jones

Proximity to the beach is definitely underrated. I love that we can make it in an hour. Try that from Austin or Dallas. But the most underrated thing about Houston not on the list is the food for sure! Best gulf seafood in Texas right here. And the best Tex-Mex. If only we had better BBQ.

Lisa Landry
Lisa Landry

1-3 are the only things underrated. The beach? Seriously?

Anthony Weems
Anthony Weems

I would probably take off 7 out of those 10. That's just turrible, Kenny..

Anse
Anse

Go to Chicago, and you will get a clearer understanding of just how uninspired Houston's architecture is. We have some interesting buildings but we are not in any way noteworthy for them.

RoosterMcGee
RoosterMcGee

pretty horrible list...  way to throw in a "Donk" for Houston's car culture as well.  That's a Dallas thing man!

Its_Camilo
Its_Camilo

@RoosterMcGee  Thanks for the feedback. I wasn't too much of a fan of that picture either. Subbed a photo of a car I saw last week on Westheimer.

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