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10 great reasons to live in Texas

Texas is one of the most popular destinations to live and work in the United States. With its fast-growing cities, warm weather and affordable cost of living, it’s not hard to see why. Here are 10 great reasons you should consider relocating to the Lone Star State.

1. Zero state income tax

‘Everything is bigger in Texas’ – including your wallet! Texas is one of few states in the U.S. where you will not pay any state income tax on your earnings.

2. Mild winters

Bordering Mexico to the south, Texans enjoy mild temperatures during the winter months with average highs of 63-65 degrees Fahrenheit from December to February.

3. Big city living

If you love the hustle and bustle of city life, Texas is the place to be! The state is home to several major cities, including:

4. Smaller towns

If you prefer a quieter lifestyle, Texas has many charming towns where you can live closer to nature. Here’s a round-up of the best small towns that the Lone Star State has to offer.

5. Affordable cost of living

Despite a vastly growing population, the cost of living in Texas remains cheaper than many other states. According to Bankrate.com, house prices are 15% lower than the national average, food and transportation costs are 9% lower and healthcare is 5% lower.

6. Booming economy and job market

Texas has the second largest economy in the U.S., behind only California. So, if you are moving your family to Texas, you can rest assured that there will be an abundance of employment opportunities for them. Some of the top global companies have headquarters in Texas, such as Tesla, Facebook, Oracle, Whole Foods, Dell and IBM.

7. Incredible food

The Texas food scene is renowned for its big flavors, big portions and diverse cuisine. Barbeque and Tex-Mex are the local specialties, but you’ll find a variety of restaurants to delight any palate.

8. Good schools and universities

For younger children and teenagers, Texas has over 1,000 public school districts – all of which are structured to provide tuition-free education for all children regardless of race, religion or ability. For further education, Texas is home to many top-notch universities, including the University of Texas which ranks 72 in the QS World University Rankings® 2023.

9. Vibrant entertainment scene

Texas has an exceptionally vibrant art and music scene, with several festivals, concerts and theaters throughout the state. There are lots of annual music festivals, with some of the bigger festivals like South by Southwest and Austin City Limits, attracting a global crowd.

10. The great outdoors

Texas has a lot to offer for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts. From acres of open land, ranches and farms, to national parks, hiking trails and beaches, you will never run out of things to do.

Interested in living and working in Texas?

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