October 7, 2006

H-Town Love

Filed under: General,Places — Cory @ 12:20 am

I’ve been in Houston for a month now, and I must say that I am already happier living here than I ever was in San Antonio.

Before moving here I was a little concerned, because it seemed that most people I talked to said that they hated Houston, and I often heard people call it the “armpit of Texas.” Apparently they either never lived in Houston, or they lived in an area other than Montrose, but either way, I no longer trust those people’s opinions.

In San Antonio if I wanted to go to a coffee shop, there were only a few options. And if I wanted to go to a coffee shop after 10 pm, there was only one option: Starbucks at the Quarry. Not exactly what I had in mind. As I type this, at midnight on a Friday night, I am at a coffee shop that is 3 blocks from my apartment, and is open till 1 am. Between here and my apartment there are (at least) 3 other coffee shops that are open until 2 am, nightly. Oh, and they all have free wireless, which seems to be everywhere in this city.

And then there are all the restaurants here. In the month I’ve been here, I’ve only eaten at a couple restaurants more than once, and I eat out every meal. I’ve already discovered more restaurants here than I did in 3 years in San Antonio.

I could go on and on with all the things I like about this city, and I haven’t even really begun to scratch the surface of what Houston has to offer. Part of my happiness here is probably due to the fact that I live in an area of town that really fits me. When I lived in New Orleans my apartment was in the “uptown” area, and I loved it. There were all sorts of places I could walk to from my apartment. When I moved to San Antonio I tried to find a similar type of area, but there just isn’t one. Broadway is about as close as it gets, but that still doesn’t really offer much. The Montrose area of Houston, however, offers even more than uptown New Orleans did, and the food here is Big-Easy-esque as well.

I also really like the apartment that I found here. The rent isn’t much more than what I was paying in San Antonio, and I like this place even better. Click on the image above to see a couple pictures that I took of the place while the movers were bringing my things in.

Oh, and I don’t have to compete for a parking space when I get to work in the mornings, so thats refreshing. ;)

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  1. Dude, that looks like a nice apartment.

    Comment by ken — October 9, 2006 @ 1:07 pm
  2. Hey cory,
    I was searching around looking to see if I could find your email or anything about you and I found this site. I have creating a drop ship company and I need help getting it off the ground. How did you get the Garden Center on the results of search engines? If you have any hints on attracted traffic at low costs let me know please…thanks man, I am trying to keep H-SC straight for you.

    Comment by Eric Nash — October 9, 2006 @ 11:02 pm
  3. Hey! So glad you’re happy! The apartment looks beautiful! Post more pictures when it is all finished! Hope everything else is good, Cor!

    Comment by Alana — October 10, 2006 @ 10:04 pm
  4. Looks awesome dude…. Hope the new job is going well…. I just bought a macbook yesterday so you are going to have to teach me how to use this dern thing. Later man

    Comment by tate — October 11, 2006 @ 8:44 am

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