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Old 08-31-2016, 08:55 AM
 
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I think the drivers in Texas are way more aggressive. Funnily enough, in the DC area NoVa drivers have a rep for being the LEAST aggressive, and the most likely to end up coasting along below the speed limit in the left lane.

I agree about the friendliness in Houston being much higher, and that is probably true compared to the entire DC area. However, I find in Nova that you have a much higher likelihood of having the lower level people actually get things done. As in, in Nova it wouldn't be acceptable for a mechanic to call and say "Hey, I know I meant to come fix ___ at your house today, but I'm running late and can't make it." That person would be out of business in months. In Houston, that kind of unreliability is something I learned to expect (My theory is it's BECAUSE of the friendliness of the people- in Nova you would be reamed out and fired, in Houston people are more likely to say, "I understand, can you come tomorrow?")

On food- Houston wins by a landslide, though it's food culture is lackluster compared to the other major Texan cities. But compared to Nova it's foodie heaven
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Old 09-07-2016, 06:46 AM
 
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Two of my favorite small towns are in both states as well - Wimberley, TX and Yorktown, VA. Both very different, and both very charming. Yorktown is hard to beat - I think Virginia has got Texas beat on this one.

...And then I remember Bandera, Texas...

Best shopping - Texas, hand's down.

Most interesting metro areas - I believe Texas wins this one too.

Most natural beauty - that has to go to Virginia.

Best weather - I think Virginia wins this one too.

Both states have some of the most interesting state history in the entire US, with some of the most enigmatic characters.

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