Moving to Texas is a big decision. There are definitely things to do and things not to do when you are moving to the Lone Star state. One of the things that you have to do before you decide to move to Texas is to weigh the pros and cons of the move and see if it is in your best interests to become a Texan.
Of course, as a Texan, I think that everyone should decide that Texas is the best place in the world, but the ordinary side of me reminds myself that although Texas is a wonderful state with many opportunities and hidden treasures, not everyone is cut out to be a Texan.
Moving to Texas Pros and Cons
I have made a list of the pros and cons of living in the great state of Texas, although it was mighty hard to find the cons. Still, I hope this helps you make up your mind.
The Pros of Moving to Texas
- You get to call yourself a Texan.
- Rent prices in Texas are generally cheaper than they are in other states
- Texans are friendly
- You get to wear cowboy boots with every outfit that you own
- The food is fabulous
- Football is a BIG deal
- Plenty of wide-open spaces and you can choose how big of a town you like to live in
- Texas does NOT have a state income Tax
- Texas produces its own electricity from their own power grid. Texas choose power offers the best energy plans.
The Cons of Moving to Texas
- You will have to live in Texas for a decade or more before the ‘born and bred’ Texans start to call you a Texan
- Mosquitos are larger than they are in most other states
Many of the pros and cons you just read about living in the great state of Texas were humorous facts. The real facts about living in Texas are:
- Texas has all types of terrain such as mountains and hills, flatlands, oceanfront property and tall pine trees.
- Texas has many job opportunities
- Texas has a lot of land and many of the land prices are very reasonable
- Texas has really hot weather but portions of Texas also have very cold winters and get regular snowfalls
- Texas folks are friendly, but they are just like everyone else and it simply takes a little time to get to know the people
The bottom line is that Texas is a great place to live, especially if you are raising a family.