They say that everything is bigger in Texas. While that sometimes seems like it’s true for a lot of things—we have big attractions, big landscapes, big sports arenas, and a big barbecue movement, to name a few—it’s also surely true for the state’s population. Texas is enjoying a huge influx of new residents from all over the nation, but we’re seeing more folks coming from California than just about anyplace else. In fact, moving to Dallas from California has become quite popular in recent years, and Texas as a whole is currently growing at a rate of a whopping 1,000 new people per day!
The question is, why are Californians moving to Texas in such staggering numbers? We have a few answers!
Here are the top five reasons why so many people are moving to Dallas from California
1. Lower Cost of Living. If you’re thinking of moving from California to Texas, you’ll save a bundle and get a lot more bang for your buck. The cost of living in the Lone Star State is more than 30% less expensive than in California, while childcare, specifically, costs nearly half as much here. You’ll also save a lot on taxes when you come join us in Texas. In fact, Texas is considered one of the most tax-friendly states in the entire country. We don’t even charge state income tax! This is often all some folks need to hear in order to seal the deal, but there’s so much more!
2. Greater Employment Opportunities. You may have heard about the many companies that are relocating to Texas from all across the nation. Just like personal income tax, Texas doesn’t charge corporate income tax, either, and business is booming as a result. If you’re looking for work in technology, healthcare, education, oil, business, aerospace, or engineering, Texas is the place to be! In fact, we’ve got one of the healthiest economies in the country and one of the largest economies in the world, ranked near the top of the heap in a number of important indicators including GDP growth, startup activity, and much more. With companies like Tesla, Amazon, and others either relocating to Texas or building new headquarters and factories here, the future’s so bright, we’ve gotta wear shades.
3. Good Schools and Colleges. A good education is important, and one of the top factors families consider when choosing where to live is the quality of schools in the area. Fortunately, Texas is home to a wide range of top-rated schools for learners at all levels, from elementary and pre-K schools all the way through colleges and graduate programs. In fact, two of our colleges—the University of Texas-Austin and Texas A&M—are not only among the largest public universities in the country, they’re also among the most popular. Whether you have little ones who are just getting ready to start their education or you are a recent graduate or a returning learner looking to further your own, there’s a perfect school waiting for you in Dallas—or not far away.
4. Vibrant Arts and Entertainment Scene. Of course, we all know that all work and no play is no good. Fortunately, the Lone Star State is home to plenty of things to do with your free time, from art galleries and museums to pro sports teams and all the mouth-watering food you can eat. In fact, Dallas alone is home to a variety of art museums, including the Dallas Museum of Art and the Nasher Sculpture Center, as well as thriving art, theater, and live music scene. If sports are more your game, you can watch the Dallas Cowboys, Houston Astros, Houston Texans, Dallas Mavericks, Texas Rangers, and San Antonio Spurs, to name just a few. Craving a bite to eat after all that fun? While we’re famous for our Texas-style barbecue and boast more than 2,000 barbecue joints in the state, you can find incredible local restaurants serving anything you can imagine and some things you’ve probably never tried before!
5. Affordable Homes. The cost of living is lower, which means it’s cheaper to buy a house in Texas, and you get a lot more house for your dollar. In fact, home prices in Dallas and throughout the state are up to 60% lower than what you’ll pay for a similar home in California. Hard to believe? The median home price in L.A. is a staggering $795,000, while in Dallas it’s just $287,000. Not only are you more likely to be able to afford a home in the Lone Star State, you’ll also be able to get a bigger, nicer home in a better neighborhood for much less than you would pay on the coast.
Why Californians Are Moving To Texas
In the end, it’s easy to understand the many reasons why Californians are moving to Texas, and the ones we’ve listed here are just the tip of the iceberg. Here at Mantua just north of Dallas, Texas, we welcome new families from all over the country, and one of the things that we hear so often is how friendly folks are in Texas. It’s no surprise, given that hospitality is such a big part of our culture down here. Whether you’re coming from California or any other state, moving to downtown Dallas or someplace a little further off the beaten path, you can expect a warm welcome when you arrive!
If you’re already here, we’re happy to have you, and if you’re thinking of moving to Dallas from California (or anyplace else) we can’t wait to welcome y’all!
Mantua is located in Van Alstyne, Texas, where we combine an enriched lifestyle with the small-town values and natural beauty that can only be found in Texas. Contact us today to learn more about our master-planned community and discover a life that you’ve always dreamed of!