Fixer Upper’s Chip and Joanna Gaines on Why Waco Is Perfect — But They'd Move

Fixer Upper’s Chip and Joanna Gaines on Why Waco Is Perfect — But They'd Move

Here's where else suits and "inspires" them.

By Jet Set Staff

Fixer Upper’s married co-stars Chip and Joanna gains have done as much to make Waco, Texas famous as the Branch Davidian cult did — but the domestically gifted pair has inarguably done so in a much more charming way. They’ve said proudly the city is perfect for their family — not to mention ideal as the site for their home transformations, even when those have become controversial.

But the pair would consider packing up their brood and moving — if logistics would allow. What other city would each pick to live? “Mine would be Las Vegas,” Chip jokingly said, according to People. “I think the kids would really appreciate it.”

But Joanna has another kind of city lights in mind: “New York City. I think it would be fun.”

For his part, Chip expressed with humor that the logistics of the city could be challenging for a family of their size. “It’s so funny because anytime we go to the Big City — any big city really, but New York specifically — and you see these beautiful little families and they are walking their one little baby, two max, and I’m like, ‘What would we do with four kids?’ You know, you would lose at least one of those kids every time you walked down to the store and back.”

Fair. Touche.

He also suggested he’d love to relocate to somewhere more tropical than NYC if circumstances were right. “Mine would be somewhere Caribbean, in Mexico somewhere, South America. We’ve got very different ideas of romance when it comes to that.”

He added that Waco is actually the perfect compromise between their various dreams. “Waco is our meet-in-the-middle spot: half big city, half tropical… We talk about it. We’ve been to Kansas City a lot recently and have just fallen in love with that community. Salt Lake, every time we go there it just kind of really inspires us, obviously New York City for Jo. There are a few cities across the country that we would possibly consider if Waco did not work out.”

Still, they admit it’s not exactly a urgent priority on their lives’ timeline. “We’ve got four young babies and so the farther we get from home, it makes it almost impossible for us to figure out how to keep everything in balance or in line,” Chip told People.

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