Forbes magazine poured over statistics and visited cities all over America and came to a conclusion that Houstonians already know: Houston ranks first in the nation for shopping.
That Houston, the nation’s fourth largest city, has nearly 17,000 retail locations and 54 shopping centers, is part of the story, as is the fact that it is home to wealth (and lots of people who love to shop). But there is more to it than that.
“Like their football and BBQ,” the magazine says, “Texans take their shopping seriously.” It notes that nearly a quarter of the retail space in the country’s largest cities are in Texas.
“Move over New York. When it comes to shopping, everything’s bigger in Texas,” the Forbes’ story begins.