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Why are people moving to Texas?


According to Dallas Morning news Dallas-Fort Worth has gained more new residents than any metropolitan area in the country, adding more than 1 million people in an eight-year period. The region's population now tops 7.5 million, solidifying North Texas' ranking as the nation's fourth-largest metro area. Texas has six of the largest cities in the United States which include Houston, Austin, San Antonio, and El Paso. Since 2018 an estimated 700,000 Californians left the Golden State to now call Texas home. According to Betsy Price, the Mayor of Fort Worth, Tarrant County has the third highest number of out of state residences right behind Dallas and Houston. What allure does our great state of Texas have that could attract these costal people away from the oceans and beaches of Cali?


Jobs

Many companies are moving to Texas creating a dynamic economy that continues to skyrocket creating a melting pot of employment opportunities for families to have a better quality of life. Whether you are a tech geek or a regular blue-collar worker you will most definitely find employment in Texas. Google, Apple, McClaren, Toyota, and Facebook all have found homes here in Texas along side other industry titans Like Bell Helicopter, General Motors, Leer, and Lockheed Martin just to name a few. And let’s not forget our iconic oilfield opportunities and our growing need for computer technicians in the IT workforce. With our economy a family relocating from out of state can earn the same wages and have a cheaper cost of living which is huge.


Cost of living

Californians and other migrators can actually come to Texas and buy a beautiful home and not worry about the extremely and ridiculously high rental costs in their native states. For example, Californians can come to Texas and purchase a 1-million-dollar home for at least 400k. To simplify it even further in Fort Worth and its surrounding suburbs a California native could buy a 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom, new construction home built from the ground up for 250k including all appliances. This is a game changer for those relocating from other states. Not only is our housing market phenomenal, but our taxes are very low when compared to other states. Texas housing costs are 54% less than California. Our food, health insurance, entertainment costs are lower as well.


No State Income Tax

Texas is one of the seven states that doesn’t charge their working class with a state tax. California has the highest state tax in the country. Becoming a Texas residence could result in astronomical savings yearly for a newly relocating family.


Outdoors and Entertainment

Texas is known for its hot summers and very mild winters. People relocating from California and other states can continue a similar lifestyle of hiking, canoeing, camping, or enjoy the waterside with some of the biggest lakes Texas has to offer like Lake Texoma, Lewisville Lake, Lake Travis, Eagle Mountain Lake, and many more. Home of the Dallas Cowboys, Houston Texans, Dallas Mavericks, Houston Rockets, Texas Rangers, or Houston Astros Texas is passionate about sports if you’re a huge sports fan. We also offer the best family entertainment like Six Flags, Hurricane Harbor, Sea World, the River Walk in San Antonio, Indoor waterparks, Great Wolf Lodge, and many more. Texas is the ideal place to raise a family or start a business.

Now is the perfect time to move as interest rates are as low as they’ve ever been at 3.65 for a FHA, Conventional, or VA Loan so let me cordially invite you to come live in the great state of Texas.



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