Moving from CA to TX

If you’re thinking about a move to TX from CA, you aren’t alone. Almost 80,000 Californians relocated to Texas in 2018 and 2019, according to the Kinder Institute for Urban Research at Rice University.


Why are Californians moving to Texas? There could be a number of factors– possibly it’s to be near a family member or for a job, or to be closer to good food and entertainment in Texas. However, the Kinder Institute says that the reason for the large amount of Californians moving to Texas is because of the low housing costs in Texas, especially when compared to the very high housing prices in California.


If you’re contemplating a move from California to Texas from California, but don’t know much about the Lone Star State beyond the Dallas Cowboys and the Alamo, read on to hear more about why so many Californians are relocating to great state of Texas!


Career Goals

Lots of corporations already have their headquarters in Texas: American Airlines, Keller Williams and AT&T, to name a few. You may not already know though that other companies are planning a move to Texas soon, like Oracle, Apple, Hewlett Packard, Tesla, and Wayfair. Texans will soon have even more job opportunities as more and more corporations relocate there. Hard to imagine why more people aren’t moving to Texas.


Good Eats and Treats

Mouths begin to water when the words “Texas” and “food” are mentioned. Did you know that Thrillist consistently ranks Texas as the # 1 Food State in the Us?  Of course there’s more than just authentic Mexican cuisine and barbecue in Texas– they’re also known for chili, Blue Bell Ice Cream, chicken fried steak and kolaches! Where good food is, good fun generally follows, and Texas is no exception. With major cities like Dallas, San Antonio and Houston, metropolitan night life is booming. And let’s not forget the city of Austin, with it’s “Keep Austin Weird” charm and popularity for live music and festivals. Texas has so much to do, you will never be bored.


Higher Ed

Texas is home to some of the very best colleges and universities in the United States. In fact, over 200 colleges and universities call Texas home, including University of Texas, Texas A&M, Rice University and Texas Tech University. Higher education also employs a number of Texans, too.


What else does Texas offer?

More Californians move to Texas than any other state in the country. Texas is also the fastest growing state in the nation, too.  While California has its downsides, many people don’t know the upsides of moving Texas. For instance, did you know that Texas has no state income tax? This is great if you want to start your own business while living there.  Prices of homes in Texas are 60% lower than in California, which is truly a fraction of the money you’d spend on real estate in California.


If you’re looking to move out of California, Texas could be a great place to relocate. When you’re ready to leave the Golden State, make sure you hire a reputable moving company. Northbay Moving & Storage is a professional moving company with professional movers, ready to help you with all of your relocation needs. Ask for your free quote today!

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