They say everything is bigger in Texas. And this is especially true when it comes to the state’s healthy economy, amazing barbecue, and deep love for football.
And when you consider all the above, it’s easy to see why the lone star state is the second most populated in the country. But these things barely scratch the surface to explain why Texas is in huge demand. Considering its affordability to vast diversity, Texas would make a great home for just about anyone.
However, that whole “bigger” claim also applies to the state’s problems. And those wanting to stay away from severe weather conditions and lower quality health insurance may want to keep their distance.
There’s much more to learn about this rich part of the country. So if you want a better understanding of Texas, keep reading as I go through all the need-to-know info on the state.
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Currently, 28.64 million people call the state of Texas home. And that number is rapidly growing. But don’t worry, I’m sure many of those people will eat themselves into a coma eventually (leaving more space for you).
You should have no problem finding a job in Texas. The state is considered to have one of the best job markets in the country. And its job market is one of the reasons why so many people are flocking to the state.
Those looking for a high salary will have more options than they know what to do with. Some of the fastest growing high-paying careers in Texas include software developers, management analysts, and financial managers.
Texas was recently ranked 43rd in the nation for quality education. Texas doesn’t put a lot of money into education and one of the effects of this is students aren’t considered to have great odds for success.
The Texan fascination with being “bigger” also includes its healthcare system. The state houses some of the largest hospitals and healthcare systems in the country.
But big doesn’t always mean better. The state is ranked 42nd in the nation when it comes to its healthcare system. A score that can be attributed to how hard it is for citizens to afford getting the coverage they need.
If you like scorching hot summers and mildly cold winters, Texas is the perfect place to be. The sun shines year ‘round here which makes the perfect conditions for outdoor activities.
However, if you’re looking for more of that 4 season feel, look elsewhere.
When you’re not fighting off the symptoms of heat stroke, Texas can be a great place to have fun with the whole family.
History buffs will have a blast checking out the endless museums and landmarks in the area such as the state Capitol Building or The Alamo.
Adrenaline junkies will get a kick out of seeing a game at the AT&T Stadium or going horseback riding.
And if you’re looking to have a family outing, nothing is better than spending the day at Fort Worth Stockyard.
Obviously there’s much more you can do in Texas. And to learn about what you can do in the different cities, make sure to check out our pros and cons videos below.
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