I've been to Houston maybe a dozen times or so over the last 10 years...I will say that as a visitor to the town, I HATE IT...then again, I don't like Cincinnati either...but I can say that Houston is very accurately described by Edskin
when he says
Houston isn't really unique. It's like a giant, spread-out, miserably hot suburb.
So, if plug n play living is your thing, Houston may be your kind of town.