The great state of Texas, specifically the Dallas/Fort Worth area, has been a popular destination for families ready to start anew in 2017. A new job, a change of scenery or fulfilling a life-long dream of calling Texas home, families have flocked to the Lone Star State for a multitude of reasons. The state boasts warm weather, no state income tax and a variety of business industries and opportunities. Here’s a few more reasons why Texas may be the perfect fit for you and your family:
Attractive Cost of Living for New Residents
Several surveys list Texas among the Top 10 in most affordable states in which to live, with housing among the lowest average costs. Rising housing costs in other parts of the country, combined with employment opportunities, make the state a viable option for many. According to the Texas Demographic Center, about 4.8 million people moved to Texas from other states between 2005 and 2013, making it No. 1 in incoming domestic migration.
Booming Business Environment
Led by ExxonMobil, Texas placed 50 companies on the 2017 Fortune 500 list, trailing only New York (54) and California (53). Of the Texas companies listed, 22 were energy-related. Dallas and nearby Fort Worth had 22 of the 50 companies in Texas on the Fortune 500 ranking for 2017. In 2016, Forbes listed Texas as No. 4 among best states for business overall and first in economic climate. According to the Texas Economic Development Division, “If Texas were a nation, it would be the 10th largest economy in the world.”
Something for Everyone
From history to culture, outdoor activities to urban exploration, Texas offers a wide range of leisure-time choices. The climate varies just about as much as the activities. The weather fluctuates greatly from region to region across the state, from the maritime climate of the Gulf Coast to the dry, arid conditions of west Texas. Summers are generally hot with average temperatures in the mid-90s across much of the state, with winters in the mid-60s. Most regions also boasts major cities, suburbs and smaller farm towns.
If you can’t read anymore and just need to experience it for yourself, we don’t blame you. The best place to start your home search in Texas is at Woodcreek, just east of Dallas/Fort Worth.
The family friendly community of Woodcreek combines beautiful single-family homes and top-notch amenities. With more than 1,500 families already living here, Woodcreek is certified 97% Resident Recommended. As our builder family expands, so do your choices of new homes and new opportunities.
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