By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
Maybe you have a job offer in Texas that you're considering. Perhaps you've been thinking about relocating closer to family. As a professional moving company
with seven locations in Texas, we are partial to the Lone Star State. Here are seven reasons why a move to Texas is a brilliant idea.
No One Does Southern Hospitality Better
Not to take credit from the other southern states, life tends to be a little less stressful in the south, no matter where you live. But for those who consider themselves Texans, the southern hospitality is at its finest in their neck of the woods. A welcome mat on every doorstep and sweet tea at every diner, means you'll enjoy every afternoon like it's summertime.
Cost of Living Is Beyond Reasonable
You might be wondering about the affordability of life in Texas. You would be right to assume the housing costs and price of gas might vary by city at least a little. But overall, the cost of living data shows Texas is below the national average in a variety of categories. On average, home values are 84.3% of the national average, while healthcare costs are 95.4% of the national numbers.
A Diversity Like None Other
Finding your preferred corner of Texas can be easy. There are a host of small towns, for those looking to settle away from the hustle and bustle. If having take-out and delivery on speed dial or a city museum within walking distance is your jam, you'll love life in Houston or Dallas. There's even a slice of heaven for anyone more interested in living where there is rich history and character, like Austin or Amarillo. The state is geographically big enough to have the best of all types of living preferences. And, it's diverse enough that almost anyone can find their home sweet home.
Did We Say BBQ?
Hop on YouTube and start looking for the country's best BBQ. You'll find the best of the best are all from Texas. Find a neighborhood favorite for finger-licking smokey ribs. Hop on a community or chamber website to find BBQ cook-offs and festivals year-round. Texas is cattle country, and no one knows how to do steaks, brisket, or prime rib quite like the locals. You'll find restaurants in nearly every town. Some big enough to offer line dancing in the evenings. Others are smaller, with just enough room for your elbows at the table and an extra roll of paper towels.
The Weather Is Pleasant Year Round
If you're done with winter weather, icy driving conditions and blizzards, moving to Texas may be the best thing for you. The average high is 77 degrees (94 degrees in the summer), and the low average is 57 degrees. You'll continue to enjoy the changing seasons, without the extreme winter weather experienced in the northern states. Enjoy 2,911 hours of Texas sunshine every year.
Vacationing Is a Quick Drive Away
Get away for an extended weekend to the Gulf of Mexico. Take a road trip to put your toes in the sand instead of spending hours booking flights and reservations remotely. Texas has many tourist attractions and historical sites that will keep your adventurous spirit satisfied.
In Texas, you'll have access to rural living or bustling metropolis' amenities. You're also not far from major interstates, Amtrak train stations, or airports. You might be hesitant to move away from friends or family. However, living in Texas doesn't mean you're on an island. You're more centered in the U.S. with access to any planes, trains, or automobile transportation you need to get back for visits.
If you have a Texas move on your mind, you're on the verge of making a brilliant decision. With its diversity, rich history, and various amenities, all you need to do now is find your perfect house. And, when you're ready to move, contact us for all the professional moving help you need to get there.
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