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Why are so many people moving to Texas??


I can count off numerous reasons why so many people are heading to Texas and making it their home but I may be a little bias. There must be a reason other than friendly people, beautiful settings and plenty of places to roam!


LOW TAXES! Here in Texas we can boast about having “no state income tax.” People living and working in states with a state income tax can take home up to 11% more of their income just by moving to Texas.


LOWER HOUSING COSTS! Texas was one of the few states that didn’t really have a direct hit when it came to  the down turn of the housing market. I can’t say as Texans we weren’t affected but the housing market wasn’t near as harmed as many states. The hit that Texas did have is now taking a turn around and the housing market is jumping back. The low cost of housing makes Texas very appealing to those in states where the price of housing is much more expensive.


JOBS ARE PLENTIFUL IN TEXAS. Let’s face it people go where their jobs take them or where they can find a job that will take them! Texas has 4 of 5 the spots for Best Big Cities to have jobs according to Forbes Magazine.


SMALL BUSINESSES ARE WELCOMED AND ENCOURAGED IN TEXAS.In Texas, big companies don’t have to worry about being held accountable for poor working conditions because low-tax, low service states have gutted the civil justice system to the point that average workers and small mom-and-pop business owners can’t even get their days in court. The Texas Supreme Court rules in favor of big business over average people 87 percent of the time. *http://milamblues.wordpress.com/2011/01/07/why-do-people-move-to-texas/


TEXAS HAS A GOOD REPUTATION FOR QUALITY OF LIFE. Don’t mess with Texas isn’t just a quote it is a way of life for most Texans.  Just as people living in other states Texans take pride in their state and their friendly and open hospitality make moving to Texas a delightful experience. In Texas you will always know your neighbors!


Take a look at this map. This is a good representation of the flocks of people moving to Texas! This map represents moves to Travis County, TExas. (Austin area)




If you are thinking about moving to Texas take a look at the fun things to do and see in Texas! http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Texas/Things_To_Do-Texas-TG-C-1.html


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NASA Johnson Space Center   Houston


 64 Reviews  If you go to Houston, you have to visit the Space Center! After all, Houston is where NASA-Johnson Space Center is located. That's where the astronauts train and where NASA curates the lunar rocks... 

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Riverwalk & Riverwalk Mall   San Antonio


 95 Reviews  To me famous San Antonio Riverwalk was just like taking a nice walk along the town's area that is bordering the San Antonio River. But yes, there one can indeed find out how San Antonio is a romantic,... 

 See All 610 Things to Do in San Antonio


Downtown Dallas   Dallas


 32 Reviews  The Meyerson Symphony Center is located near the Dallas Museum of Art, Guadalupe Cathedral and Nasher Sculpture Center in the Cultural District of Dallas. We've wanted to see the Meyerson since we... 

 See All 493 Things to Do in Dallas


Capitol   Austin


 42 Reviews  Designated a National Historic Landmark in 1986 for its "significant contribution to American history," the Texas Capitol is an impressive example of late 19th century public architecture. The largest... 

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Stockyards Historic District   Fort Worth


 46 Reviews  The rich history of the Stockyards will be honored with the Cowboys who made Cowtown what it is today at the Celebration on July 29, Sun. front lawn of the Exchange Building, when the million Cowboys... 

 See All 418 Things to Do in Fort Worth


Moody Gardens   Galveston


 12 Reviews  Yes, it's the mega Moody Gardens. You know, I recently bought a copy of a travel book for kids in Houston and they listed Moody Gardens on there and the cost was $4. Well, I paid $45.00 for a one day... 

 See All 117 Things to Do in Galveston


Schliterbahn Water Park   South Padre Island


 2 Reviews  Schliterbahn (German for slippery road) is a 'branch' of the water park by the same name in San Marcos, North of San Antonio. This version is not nearly as big, but it will do if you're into this sort... 

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Corpus Christi Downtown   Corpus Christi


 8 Reviews  The Texas Surf Museum is a fairly small one, located directly downtown. It houses displays about surfing with an emphasis on surfing the Gulf Coast. Check out the neat mural and the board-shaping... 

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Downtown El Paso   El Paso


 7 Reviews  Lynx hosts a variety of revolving, changing exhibits. When I was in El Paso it featured a multidiscipline exhibit about the “Supercroc” which lived 110 million years ago and fought dinosaurs for... 

 See All 101 Things to Do in El Paso


Guadalupe River   New Braunfels


 9 Reviews  River Sports Tube Rentals - I will NEVER use this tubing service again. A recent trip cost us $75 for 4 of us, and 2 in the group had their own personal tubes. We were charged a "personal equipment... 

 See All 43 Things to Do in New Braunfels


Cadillac Ranch   Amarillo


 14 Reviews  The Cadillac Ranch was a huge disappointment. From photos going back about forty years, I was expecting a pink Cadillac or two. What exists now is a lot of graffiti-covered junk. All the original... 

 See All 46 Things to Do in Amarillo


Hot Springs   Big Bend National Park


 7 Reviews  If you would like a longer walk, instead of returning the way you came after visiting the Hot Springs continue on past the springs. You will come to a fork. The left fork loops up onto the top of the... 

 See All 104 Things to Do in Big Bend National Park


Las Colinas Sculpture   Irving


 6 Reviews  This striking sculpture known as The Mustangs was placed on Williams Square in 1984. The horses gallop across the plaza on a granite stream, manes streaming behind them, wild and free! We've taken... 

 See All 34 Things to Do in Irving


LBJ Ranch   Fredericksburg


 8 Reviews  As we toured The Texas White House and various sites related to our former President's childhood, I couldn't help but recall some of my childhood memories. My grandparents owned a farm in... 

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Aquarena Springs   San Marcos


 4 Reviews  The old Aquarena Springs on Spring Lake that boasted beautifully manicured & landscaped grounds with a well managed program that controlled non-native plant growth in the lake is history. The Texas... 

 See All 24 Things to Do in San Marcos


Six Flags   Arlington


 22 Reviews  I say three nags because I have three children. My 7 yr. old girl("mom,look! im tall enough to ride!Im not a baby!!)My 5 yr. old boy("mom,im ALMOST tall enough! I AM NOT riding that little ride!!)And... 

 See All 34 Things to Do in Arlington


Texas Sculpture Garden   Frisco


 1 Review  This is a free park with sculpture done by Texas artists. There are both indoor and outdoor sculptures. We took our granddaughter here to see them one day. She enjoyed the more representational ones.... 

 See All 17 Things to Do in Frisco


Belton Lake   Killeen


 2 Reviews  Well, if you were ever stuck for accommodation, while visiting Killeen, you could easily make yourself right at home in one of these caves.. There was some evidence that someone had done just that..... 

 See All 21 Things to Do in Killeen


Grapefest   Grapevine


 2 Reviews  Aside from offering a multitude of wines to be tasted, Grapefest offers other family-friendly activities during this weekend in September. Row after row of vendors offering handmade jewelry, artwork,... 

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Dr. Pepper Museum   Waco


 4 Reviews  Who would have thought touring an old bottling plant would be so interesting--but it was! The Dr. Pepper Museum is housed in a former bottling plant, constructed in 1891 in Dublin, Texas--a small... 

 See All 66 Things to Do in Waco


Buddy Holly Center   Lubbock


 4 Reviews  First off, I need to admit I was not a big buddy holly fan however I was pleasantly surprised with the Buddy Holly Center. Admission is $5 per adult and a visit will take at least 45 minutes. The... 

 See All 13 Things to Do in Lubbock


Texas A&M University   College Station


 10 Reviews  Who wouldn't want a glimpse of the President's oval office. Although visitors can sit at the desk and look like a VIP, no photos were permitted. This seat of power was decorated just as President... 

 See All 15 Things to Do in College Station


Ellis County Courthouse   Waxahachie


 4 Reviews  This is considered by many to be the finest courthouse in the state. Considering that there are well over 200 counties here, that is quite a remarkable accomplishment. This 1895 courthouse is made of... 

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Candlelight Christmas Tour   Granbury


 1 Review  We rang in the holiday season at Granbury's Candlelight Tour of wonderful old houses in early December. Since it was the tour's 25th year, twenty five historic residences and buildings were open to... 

 See All 38 Things to Do in Granbury


Sam Houston Memorial Museum   Huntsville


 9 Reviews  There are other things to see at this museum. There is the large pond named for Houston's Cherokee father. A barn and blacksmith shop, main museum building, a pottery and a few other buildings. Some... 

 See All 35 Things to Do in Huntsville

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Kathy Stoltman
Rockwood Realty - Ventura, CA
Ventura County Real Estate Consultant 805-746-1793

Hi Marilyn,

I have had many clients and acquaintances move to Texas and the number one reason is always Jobs.  But you certainly have listed many reasons they should love Texas, in addition to their job(s).

May 29, 2012 03:54 AM #1
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

I have friends who are attempting to relocate to Texas.  They are really excited about it.

May 29, 2012 03:57 AM #2
Ronald DiLalla
Century 21 Discovery DRE 01813824 - Anaheim, CA
No. Orange Cty Real Estate

Hi Marilyn,  so manyh  positives going for Texas....and lots of Californians headed that way.

May 29, 2012 04:14 AM #3
Marilyn Wier
RE/MAX Space Center - League City, TX
Your League City & Surrounding Areas REALTOR!

Kathy, Chris Ann, and Robert,

Please let me know if I can help you with any of your referrals to the area.  Houston and surrounding communities are a great place to live.

I will be happy to send any referrals your way also.

Sincere regards,

Marilyn Wier


May 29, 2012 05:21 AM #4
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