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April 1, 2020 ashbyadmin

The Allure Of Texas: Why People Are Moving To The Lone Star State

Every year Texas cities appear on the list of fastest-growing cities in the United States. No matter what way you look at it, a lot of people are moving to the Lone Star State. With over 5 of the country’s 20 biggest cities, Texas continues to grow in population each and every year.

So why are so many people flocking to the southern state?

There are a number of reasons why people are choosing to relocate to the Lone Star State. In addition to sunny weather and authentic bar-b-que, Texas is cheaper than most states in America. According to Joel Kotkin, professor of urban development at Chapman University, money stretches farther in Texas than in other metropolitans. Kotkin came to this conclusion after looking into the average incomes in the country’s 50 largest metro areas, which he adjusted based on the cost of living. His conclusion put tree Texas cities in the top 10 with Houston leading because of the city’s comparative cost of living.  Kotkin announced that “the ratio of the median home price to median annual household income in Houston is only 2.9” while San Francisco’s ration is 6.7.

One of the biggest pull factors pulling people to Texas is the price of land and homes in the Lone Star State. Land in Texas is cheaper than anywhere else. In addition to affordable land, the process of acquiring land is easy and efficient. In terms of getting a building permit and constructing a custom built home, Texas is much quicker than a majority of the states in the U.S.

With an abundant supply of land and fewer regulations, Texas is the ideal state to build your custom dream home in. In fact the recent housing market crash in 2013, that plummeted the costs of homes nationwide, did not have as big of an impact in Texas due to the flexibility of the Texas housing market.

In Texas you can ensure that your hard-earned dollar goes farther with the high number of jobs available. Another pull factor that is compelling to citizens from every state is the high employment rates and number of jobs in Texas. Texas jobs have grown in size due to the oil and gas boom. While the oil and gas industry in Texas has soared to new levels, so have the manufacturing and tech industries. Whether you are looking for blue-collar, high-wage, or post-college jobs, Texas has employment for everyone.

One of the last features that add to the Allure of Texas is the fact that Texas is a family-friendly state. With the affordable housing and number of jobs available families are choosing to uproot and move to Texas with their families. In addition, Texas has a wide range of historical and recreational sites to visit. In Austin, families can visit the State Capital and the Bob Bullock Museum or visit Waterloo as they strol around the “Live Music Capitol of the World.” In San Antonio parents can show their kids a piece of Texas history by taking their kids to The Alamo. With various beaches and theme parks Texas is the ideal place to relocate with your kids.

If you are planning to move to Central Texas enlist Ashby to build your one-of-a-kind dream home. Ashby is one of the leading custom home builder in Central Texas with over 5 years of industry experience. For information and to view samples of Ashby’s work please visit or call 512-943-9236.