Austin has the post-collegiate hipster thing down pat, but when it comes to scrappy ambition, no city works harder and better than Houston, a visionary kind of place where the American Dream still thrives.

Houstonians are a friendly sort and can cook a mean meal with the best of them. And did we mention they're great singers too? Well, they are. 

If that's not enough to convince you to visit, here are 10 reasons Houston is better than Austin by a country mile—except when it comes to good looks and better weather.