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The debate has raged for decades in Texas: Which is the better city, Dallas or Houston? Among many Texans, the attempt to answer that question is practically a more popular sport than football.

“America’s Team—10 Reasons Why Dallas-Fort Worth is Better Than Houston,” a Dallas radio station proclaimed in December 2012.

Days later, a Houston radio station fired back with this: “Houston vs. Dallas: 10 Reasons We’re Better Than Your City in Every Way.”

With this infographic, we don’t think we’ll entirely put the Dallas vs. Houston rivalry to rest. Actually, we might actually add fuel to the big-city fire. Here, for your consideration, is how Texas’ two biggest metropolises fared when comparing 23 factors—from employment to excitement.

If you’re considering a move to Houston or Dallas, check out our Moving Guides. They include a checklist and resources along with lists of top realtors, neighborhoods and more. 

dallas vs. houston infographic