Your Guide to Moving to Texas

Your Guide to Moving to Texas

  • Blair Pan
  • 12/5/21
 

San Antonio is one of the most stable markets for rental activity in the nation, with plenty of room left for upward growth. San Antonio is about a one-hour drive from Austin and three hours from Houston. The city has rapidly grown over the past few decades. 

If you’re looking for warm weather, warm people, and hot cuisine, Texas is the place for you. Thinking of moving? Texas is a smart choice, offering a variety of spaces, from beaches to mountains to deserts. If history, art, or music are your passion you will love Texas

Deciding between Texas and someplace else as your next home? Here’s what Texas has going for it:

Excellent real estate value.

You’ll get more for your housing dollar in Texas, where luxury abounds for a very reasonable price. Whether you want acreage or a 5,000-square foot penthouse downtown, you can find it. And Texans don’t scrimp when it comes to decking out their homes – open concept, hardwood flooring, floor-to-ceiling windows, custom cabinetry, and marble throughout are common.

Low taxes.

Looking for a place where you won’t be nickel and dimed by taxes? Texas is it. The state boasts no state income tax and a low sales tax. Yes, property taxes are higher, but on a daily basis, your wallet won’t take a hit.

Climate options.

Thanks to its size, the Lone Star state can offer you everything from dry, hot temperatures in the south and west to snow in the north and coastal cool along Texas’ 360 miles of coastline. Overall, think warmth. Once you decide what type of temperatures you want to experience and you can surely find it in Texas.

Natural beauty.

If you like outdoor activities like camping, hiking, biking, boating, and swimming, you’ll find plenty to do in Texas. And there are natural wonders, too, such as the sea turtles of Padre Island National Seashore, the Alamo, Enchanted Rock, and the Chisos Mountains, to name just a few.

Professional sports teams are galore.

Are you a football fan? You’ll love Texas, home of the fan-favorite Dallas Cowboys. But you won’t be left out if you like other sports, with the Houston Astros baseball, Texas Rangers baseball, and Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs, and Dallas Mavericks basketball teams.

More music.

While Austin calls itself the “Live Music Capital of the World,” great singers and songwriters have called Texas home. Beyonce, Willie Nelson, George Strait, Buddy Holly, and ZZ Top are some of the state’s best-known musicians.

Fantastic food.

Yes, Texas is known for its barbecue and delicious Mexican food, but that’s not all it has going for it. Some of the best chefs in the country make Texas their home, offering mouth-watering farm-to-table options statewide. Texas is also home to notable James Beard and Food and Wine winners. This year Texas has more than 20 spots in the James Beard semifinals.

Job growth continues.

While Texas was once known for its oil fields, today the state is seeing job creation in its healthcare, energy, and technology industries.

It’s the hot place to be.

Many of your friends and colleagues are already eyeing Texas as their future home and the state is seeing steady population growth. Last year Texas added more people to its population than any other state in the U.S., according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Texas added 379,128 people from July 2017 to July 2018, even with fewer births.

 

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