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Thrills and chills: Texas’ top five exciting placesThrills and chills: Texas’ top five exciting placeshttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=43002014-05-01T09:14:00Z2014-05-01T07:39:00Z

TEXAS - Texas is one big rip-roarin rodeo of excitement, and Movoto Real Estate lassoed themselves a list of the ten most fun places and captivating locales.

The 100 most populated places in Texas were eligible for the list, and each received a score from one to 100, with one being the best. All the scores were averaged out to make one Big Deal Score, and whoever had the best score in that ranking was the victor.

Criteria for the list included:

•  Nightlife per capita (bars, clubs, comedy, etc.);
•  Live music venues per capita;
•  Active life options per capita (parks, outdoor activities, etc.);
•  Fast Food restaurants per capita (the fewer the better);
•  Percentage of restaurants that are not fast food (the higher the better); and
•  Percentage of young residents ages 18 to 34 (the higher the better).

Whether it’s festivals, amusement parks, shopping or dining, there is plenty to choose from in this great state. The top five exciting places in Texas are listed below.

Movoto’s Most Interesting Places in Texas
City Population Overall
Rank
Population
18-34
Rank
Nightlife
Rank
Music
Venues
Rank
Active
Life
Rank
Fast
Food
Rank
Non-Fast
Food
Rank
Big
Deal
Score
Galveston 47,743 1 25 1 7 1 46 3 13.83
Austin 790,390 2 6 4 1 4 67 12 15.67
Houston 2,099,451 3 20 6 15 42 44 9 22.67
Conroe 56,207 4 18 13 6 3 82 14 22.67
Dallas 1,197,816 5 19 10 11 50 39 11 23.33


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