Are you Moving to Texas?
The Lone Star State
Texas is the second largest state in the US both by population and area – it is twice the size of Germany! Due to its vast size, when travelling from east to west through Texas, you will experience hugely different scenery from coastal swamps, pine forests and rugged hills to prairies, deserts and the rocky mountains of the Big Bend. Historically known for its cattle, timber and cotton industries, since the discovery of oil in the 20th century Texas experienced a huge economic boom. With investments in universities and the diversification of industries Texas now has the second highest gross state product and amazingly if Texas was a sovereign state it would have the 10th largest economy in the world!
Here are some of our fast facts for those who plan on moving to Texas.
Average Temperature Winter: 11°.
Average Temperature Summer: 27°.
Flight time from UK to Austin: 10hr 40mins
Known For: Growth. According to the US census out of 15 of the fastest growing cities in the country, seven are in Texas. San Antonio also had the greatest population gain (July 2018 – July 2019) out of any other city in the US with an average 66 people moving there each day. With an amenable attitude to small businesses and a huge growth in available housing people are moving to Texas for good reasons. It isn’t just Americans relocating domestically either, Texas is having an influx of migrants from all over the world and it is especially popular with families due to good housing, schools and a family friendly attitude.
Best places to live: Austin is not only the second most liberal city in the US but it is also ranked as one of the safest, known as the “live music capital of the world” Austin is certainly a very inclusive and friendly option in Texas. If you are a star gazer then Houston, home of NASA, might be the place to move to. It attracts seven million visitors a year and is second only to New York for Fortune 500 headquarters. If you are after green space and an outdoor lifestyle then Garland, north east of Dallas, is the place for you. With a whopping 60 parks, Lake Ray Hubbard and Spring Creek Preserve you won’t be short of things to do in the great outdoors.
Cost of Living: Living costs are always the first thing to bear in mind before relocating and we have looked at the living costs in the state’s capital, Austin. Monthly rent for a two bedroom flat in Austin is on average £1,100, a litre of petrol is 51p, while the cost of dinner out for two people would set you back around £53. A beer would cost about £4.34, a monthly train ticket is £32 and a month’s utility bill is approximately £99.
For more information on moving to Texas get in touch with your local Clockwork team today or email our international department on [email protected]