Last week there was an article in the Travel section of the Wall Street Journal titled, "Take Monday Off: Houston" by Matthew Kronsberg. Yes, the article is telling the high-income-earning demographic across the country that they should consider hanging out in Houston over a long weekend for a fun, short trip. Houston. I know!
The article describes Houston as an exciting tourist destination. While it doesn’t make explicit efforts to point out family-friendly or kid-friendly things to do in town (of which there are many), it nonetheless makes Houston sound like the kind of place that I would like to visit. I was pleasantly surprised to see how good it made our City seem, and how much I often take for granted about living here and doing all these things with easy access to anywhere inside the Loop.
It brings up a few points that, as Northsiders, we should be aware of:
- This is your city. It’s amazing. Take advantage of it.
- People want to be here, to visit and to live – especially inside the Loop.
- This is how attractive and desirable the Near Northside already is. We live within the vicinity of all these great things (made even easier once the Light Rail extensions are completed).
- This is how valuable your property is, or will become very, very soon.