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      01-27-2020, 06:36 PM   #77
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20 year Houstonian here

Pros: food scene, suburban areas for settling down, nightlife, major airport, sports teams, events (i.e. Houston Auto show), construction being done to mitigate traffic, opportunities for jobs, largest medical center in the world, close to the beach (Galveston), good shopping

Cons: summers are rough and long, humid most of the year, not many touristy attractions to impress visitors, downtown area is weak/not much to do, concrete jungle, hurricanes/flooding
The job market is great there, and pay scales are very good as well. And thats because of the things you mentioned in the Cons. Austin on the other hand has one of the highest costs of living and the lowest pay scales. It's just the way it is.
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Originally Posted by damnitBobby View Post
20 year Houstonian here

Pros: food scene, suburban areas for settling down, nightlife, major airport, sports teams, events (i.e. Houston Auto show), construction being done to mitigate traffic, opportunities for jobs, largest medical center in the world, close to the beach (Galveston), good shopping

Cons: summers are rough and long, humid most of the year, not many touristy attractions to impress visitors, downtown area is weak/not much to do, concrete jungle, hurricanes/flooding
The job market is great there, and pay scales are very good as well. And thats because of the things you mentioned in the Cons. Austin on the other hand has one of the highest costs of living and the lowest pay scales. It's just the way it is.
That depends what field you're in. IT would pay far more in Austin vs Houston. And Austin isn't that much more expensive than Houston for cost of living.

Unless you're in oil and gas I wouldn't say Houston pay is high. I doubled my salary moving from Houston to Seattle in a couple years.