Texas is known for being one of the more affordable states to live in, so many people have been moving from more expensive places, like California and New York. In Texas, folks from the coasts can still get the big-city feel in Austin, Houston or Dallas.
For those of us who have lived in Texas for a long time or grew up here, there are certain things we know about the state that others just don’t understand. There are some major cultural differences, especially when comparing somewhere like New York City to Dallas. However, there are some similarities, like the fact that Austin and Los Angeles aren't that different from one another.
No matter what, there is one major piece of advice that Texans think anyone planning to move to Texas should hear, and TikToker @anythingaugustine sums it up perfectly:
All jokes aside, Texas really can be a great place to live for a wide variety of people. The fact that the state is so large means that there's bound to be a city that really fits your needs. You can experience the bold and busy city life of Houston, or you can live the mellow rural life of Lubbock. Every city has something to offer, making Texas a great state to call home.
As someone who moved to Texas from Arizona several years ago, I’ve really enjoyed my time here. I’ve visited pretty much every major city in the Lone Star State, and I can say that I have my favorite and least favorite ones. I love living in Lubbock, but I could see myself living in some of the other parts of Texas later on in life.
So if you're planning to move to Texas, go for it. Just be sure to do your research on each city to make sure you pick one you know you'll like.