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Galveston, the excitement capital of Texas

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Posted: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 3:24 pm

GALVESTON — Galveston is the single most exciting place in Texas, at least according to one real estate blog.

The website Movoto.com, which has made a name for itself by performing scientific-y analyses of cities around the country, dubbed Galveston as the state’s biggest star in terms of entertainment and thrills.

From the site’s description of Galveston:

Whether you want music, thrills, food or festivals, this is the place for some serious excitement. Pleasure Pier is home to some gravity-defying roller coasters, and The Strand, a specific beautiful neighborhood, holds many different festivals throughout the year including Mardi Gras and Dickens on the Strand. The city is also one of this biggest ports in the US, so if you want to take a little trip, it’s easy to grab a ride on a Carnival Cruise liner.

Austin was No. 2 on Movoto’s list, followed by Houston, Conroe, Dallas, San Marcos, McAllen, Tyler, New Braunfels and Bryan.

The website analyzed Texas’ 100 most populous towns and ranked them by categories including nightlife per capita, the percentage of restaurants that are not fast food (the fewer the better) and the percentage of residents between the ages of 18 and 34.

From the site: 

Galveston ranks No. 1 in nightlife per capita and in active life amenities. For those who like their food a little fancier, it also ranks No. 3 in the non-fast food restaurant category. There are plenty of music venues, and with all the festivals going on here that’s probably a good thing. Basically, if you want to live life in the fast lane, this is definitely the place to go.

Movoto’s lauded Galveston before. Back in February, the site named the city the ninth friendliest town in the U.S. 

You can read the entire blog post here.