So, you are a writer, with hopes and dreams to do more than you have up to now...you decide the city and state you have lived in all your life has nothing more to offer you and pull up stakes for new surroundings.
I chose TX and Houston, in 2012 and now an interesting survey has come out that appears to show I wasn’t an idiot for doing so, despite all the challenges, medically, job wise, and especially financially I’ve faced and continue to face (as of right now I will be more than a bit short on my July rent) since doing so.
In April, Christian Neeser, for MyLife.com, wrote a piece titled “The 10 Best Cities to be a Writer”. Taking a list of the 100 most populous cities in the U.S., and using various criteria, they are ranked in 4 categories and given an overall final score.
I found it interesting that only 2 states had 8 or more cities on the list (CA – 17, TX – 13), and 4 TX cities made top 10 in cost of living, with 2 more in the top 20 and 12 of the 13 in the top 50 (the 13th came in at #55).
I decided to sort out where each TX city ranked in the categories and overall, figuring creative types who live here, or are considering moving here, would find those lists of interest.