here I am in Killeen TX, near Austin. Although I'm sure its not the same all over this state, I've made a few observations about this area and since Im bored I thought I'd share.
1-Not a financially prosperous area. Although there are some decent homes and businesses from what I've seen, it hasnt been all that spectacular.
2-Housing is cheap. A home that would run about 225k where I live goes for about 140k here. Also, they use wood siding a lot.
3-About 1 in 3 cars down here is "souped up" in some manner. Chrome wheels on everything from pickups to sentra's, and SUV's galore. Although there is obviously a lot of money dumped into vehicles down here, I havent seen one car that sells for above 50k new.
4-A lot of "thug" look down here, but I guess that is everywhere. Although I have seen alot of people wearing gigantic shiny belt buckles... strange.
5-There isn't shit to do down here. Walmart, a tiny ass mall, and H.E.B (grocery store) seem to be the major attractions. There are quite a few places to eat, but they are all of the Applebees variety.
All in all, I guess if I was in the military and had to live here, it would have to do. Otherwise, it just confirms my belief that most towns outside of military bases are shitholes. Much like Lawton (Ft Sill) and Fayetteville (Ft Bragg) were.
I can't wait to go home.