Journalist and author Hunter S. Thompson once said this of our fair city:
"Houston is a cruel, crazy town on a filthy river in East Texas with no zoning laws and a culture of sex, money and violence. It's a shabby, sprawling metropolis ruled by brazen women, crooked cops and super-rich pansexual cowboys who live by the code of the West -- which can mean just about anything you need it to mean, in a pinch."
While we kind of like the sound of that, it doesn’t really help when guests come armed with questions. This will:
1. The city is all around you
We’re the fourth largest city in the US, so we’re sure you’ll be asked by visitors, "So like, where’s the actual city?" It’s right here, dammit! Get down with our urban sprawl.
2. Downtown isn't REALLY a ghost town
Everyone’s just down in the tunnels… or they’re already home, because nobody really lives there. That being said, it’s a fantastic place to bar hop.
3. No one is actually from here
Okay, well obviously some people have to be from here (or do they??), but ask most Houstonians where they are from and it’s another city, state, or country altogether. Some would say it’s the booming job market (thanks big oil!) and cheap housing that brings people flocking, but we think it’s the tacos.