Changes You Will Make When Moving to Texas

A friend of mine is hoping to move to Texas soon. Texas is the second-largest state in the U.S. so when they say everything is bigger in Texas, they mean it. However, the cost of living is reasonable and not TOO big. The residents are welcoming and the food is considered some of the best. If you are looking to make the move from wherever you are to the state of Texas, whether you are looking for Texas ranches for sale or a modernized family home, then read on because here are the top tips I have before you move to Texas.

The Weather is Hot

Many Southern territories are hot, but Texas is hotter. Texas is one of the country's hottest states, and its summer temperatures average around 90 to 100 degrees daily. If you are moving from a northern state, this is probably quite different than what you are used to. A valuable part of the weather is there are pretty mild winters. Most of the average temperatures in January are between 50-60 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Tornado Alley is situated in the northern part of Texas. This area is prone to storms, hurricanes, tornados, and other extreme weather. Texas experiences the most tornadoes of any state during the year. Another contributing factor to the climate and the environment of Texas is greenhouse gas emissions. Texas is huge, so there are understandably more greenhouse gasses. However, it tends to produce more gasses than the average U.S. state.

As we move diligently into the future, Texas has to look at the Coal Power Plants and its other manufacturing industries that contribute to the earth's deterioration. The state does have the most farms and the most acreage of any other state in the U.S. Vast grassland plains and lowlands contribute to the dry, hot air that you associate with Texas. 

Diverse and Friendly Neighborhoods

We are always hearing how Texas is a fine place for raising a family. Everything we have researched seems to confirm this as well. The area is saturated with culture from the Natives of this land. Some people settled on these lands thousands of years before North and South America were established. The Uto-Aztecan Puebloan peoples settled along the Rio Grande. Many Native Americans and Spanish settlers came to the area over decades and decades of growth. 

Today it is home to English Americans, Native Americans, Alaskan Natives, Pacific Islanders, Native Hawaiians, African Americans, and Hispanics or Latino. There is such diversity that the language of the area has mutated over time. Many Creole languages are spoken in the eastern parts of Texas but most of the state speaks Southern American English. This is that traditional Southern Accent we all know and love.

Everywhere you go, you’ll find that southern hospitality. What draws you to a specific city? 

Education is Vital to Texans

When it was known as the Republic of Texas, Mirabeau B. Lamar was the president and he created specific land to be designated for the public schools of Texas. The state also has its Permanent University Fund which is a sovereign wealth fund created for higher education in Texas. Some of the best universities are in Texas. Texas A&M University, Texas State University, and the University of Texas are just to name a few. 

However, if you’re not looking to move directly to a college town, which is almost every town in Texas, then we have other suggestions. If you’re hoping to settle down where schools are close, but not right on top of each other, check out El Paso houses for sale. Plano and Frisco are other areas that families rave about. These areas are suburban yet easily commutable to the larger cities. 

These are just some of the basic things you will need to adapt to once you move to Texas. You could never be too prepared, so I suggest looking into more information about moving to Lone Star State. Who knows, maybe you’ll find an even better location for you and your family during your research. Once you move, compare this list to see how accurate our predictions are!