Whether you prefer a single-family home in the suburbs or a sprawling rural backdrop with acreage, Texas has something for everyone. And, the Lone Star State offers a low cost of living, world-class attractions and a thriving economy that makes relocating to Dallas-Fort Worth an easy decision for families from across the country.
Riverside Homebuilders decided to take a deeper dive to find out why Texas ranks second in the United States for relocation with more than half a million people moving in every year.
Texas is one of the country’s most scenic states with terrain that ranges from rolling hills draped with bluebonnets to mountains and beaches depending on where you settle down. Fifteen rivers and a number of large man-made lakes are spread across the state too, offering an easy getaway for weekend adventurers.
West Texas features Big Bend National Park which includes more than 800,000 acres of mountains and desert scenery. This is a prime spot for wildlife watching with more than 600 species of birds helping to earn Texas the title of “Birding Capital of America.” To the South, the state boasts 600 miles of coastline connecting residents to the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
With the differing landscapes, Texans also enjoy varied weather conditions with mild, warmer winters in the south. The rest of the state experiences almost every kind of weather from extreme droughts to winter storms.
Low cost of living
Texas is also recognized for a low cost of living as one of nine states with no income or estate taxes. This is especially important for individuals retiring in DFW who get to keep their entire Social Security retirement and other retirement income. Texas residents do pay higher local property taxes, but those are often offset with tax exemptions.
Overall, BestPlaces.net calculated Texas with a cost of living 6.1 percent lower than the national average with groceries, healthcare, housing, and utilities all costing less.
Fun for the whole family
Aside from the outdoor adventures mentioned above, Texas has a hearty list of attractions that will entertain every member of the family spread throughout the state’s 950 cities. WalletHub tabbed it second behind California as the most diverse state in the country.
Start with a quintessentially Texas experience at The Alamo or the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District where you can still catch a rodeo on the weekends. Children will love the RiverWalk in San Antonio and beg for summer days at Six Flags.
In north Texas, where Riverside Homebuilders builds, you will find more attractions like the Fort Worth Zoo, Dallas World Aquarium, Dallas Museum of Art, and Kimbell Art Museum.
Building with Riverside Homebuilders
If you are considering relocating to Texas, check out Riverside Homebuilders’ DFW Relocation Guide. It lists local school districts, major employers, and other helpful information for new residents. Call (817) 601-6230, text (254) 735-3033 or contact us online to learn more or schedule an appointment to view available homes.