If you grew up in the Permian Basin, you are quite familiar with the area. You know that 42nd Street is always busy and is the main street that can get you pretty much anywhere in the city. You know that Friday night football is and always has been a thing. So many things to know about Odessa for those of us who grew up here. 

But what if you are new to the area and there are so many who are! What do you want to know about the city? I was curious so I looked into what the most Googled questions about Odessa are.

THE 5 MOST GOOGLED QUESTIONS ABOUT ODESSA, TX:

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WHAT IS ODESSA TEXAS BEST KNOWN FOR?

This is the #1 most Googled question. What would you answer if someone asked this? Friday Night Lights, oil, flat land? All would be correct.

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WHAT IS ODESSA TEXAS NAMED FOR?

Even I don't know the answer to this one but according to citytowninfo.com

It is believed that Odessa was named in 1884. Records state that the name was acquired from founding promoters that thought that the wide flat prairies of the local terrain resembled the good wheat country like Odessa, Russia, which was the wheat distribution center of the world.

WHAT IS UNIQUE ABOUT ODESSA TEXAS?

Well, I personally do not have a good answer but the answer people get if they Google this question is the Meteor Crater because it is one of the largest in the United States.

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IS ODESSA TEXAS A GOOD PLACE TO LIVE?

As of 2022, Odessa has a crime rate of 3,973 per 100,000 residents which is slightly above the US average but is mostly property crime that occurs in certain areas according to the FBI.

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IS IT SAFE TO DRINK THE WATER IN ODESSA, TEXAS?

That's an easy one NO! Go to any restaurant that does not use RO water, ask for a glass and you will learn real quick.

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Photo by engin akyurt on Unsplash
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See how Odessa, Texas Has Changed In 15 Years - Before After Pics!

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