It seems that wherever you look around this great state, you’ll find more reasons to lay down roots here. They say everything is bigger in Texas. We simply say everything seems a little better here. When we show newcomers various Texas ranches for sale, they quickly begin to see what we’re talking about! Of course we love what we do. Who could possibly be anything but ecstatic to spend days showing Lake Austin homes for sale, or help clients choose their ideal neighborhood? Here, we’re going to point out some of the top reasons people are flocking to the sprawling state we call home.
Because it’s probably the biggest reason why folks from other states make the move to Texas, we’ll point out the obvious first. Our economy in Texas is one of the best in the country! According to AOL jobs, Texas sits at the realm of the top ten states that added the most jobs in the first half of this year; not a small fete. The article states that job growth between January and June of 2011 was 117,600. This can be accredited, in part, to the larger population here (everything is bigger, right?); but is also a testament to the opportunity one can find.
Breaking the gains down, it is important to look at the fact that jobs were lost during our national recession. Between 2008-2010, Texas lost a total of 116,900 jobs. That being said, smaller states like Nevada and Oregon lost an even greater number. Looking at this year alone, you can see that the state has gained back every one of the jobs that was lost in previous years and then some. The AOL jobs article states that there was a net gain of 64,900 public and private sector jobs in June alone.
For those who think that Texas is all about cowboys on horseback, there’s news for you! Just one look at the city of Austin and the most avid city-lover will be hooked and looking at Texas ranches for sale in no time at all. We’ll first point out that the state capital is home to the University of Texas, which happens to be the 5th largest university in the U.S. by enrollment. Austin is a place where one can encounter the random placement of pianos on which to pluck out a tune. It’s a place where college students enjoy nights out courtesy of the Pub Crawler bicycle transportation service. It is THE city that has more live music venues per capita than any other city; hence it’s recognition as the live music capital of the world.
We would be remiss if we did not mention the housing market in our great state. While there may be other states that enjoy lower costs of living, and even a few others that do not tack on personal income tax to residents hard earned money (we’re one of only seven), Texas is a state that continues to offer more than adequate income opportunity across most areas of business. Looking at Lake Austin homes for sale in comparison to, say, a home in California, there is an enormous difference in what you get for your money. In Texas, $300,000 could put you and your family into a home with room to grow. The same amount spent in California would afford you a condo or perhaps a small home far away from the city.
These are just a few of the reasons to let us show you some of the Texas ranches currently for sale. Visit a Capital City Sotheby’s International Realty office so we can show you hundreds more reasons to love our state. Our Lakeway Office is in the Galleria and our Downtown Office is on Mopac just south of Lake Austin. Stop by or call us today!