When deciding where to move after college or when you are looking for a new job, it is important to consider many factors as you look at different states. Texas, for example, is a great to state to live in today. For starters, the weather is really warm for most of the year. Also, you get great value as far as outdoor work on your home because coatings and scaffolding does not receive as much wear and tear since the weather is nice over the whole year. Thirdly, this state does not have an income tax, so it is much cheaper to live there when it is compared to other states. Finally, many of its big cities have constantly been listed as best places to live in the Recession. For all of these reasons and many more, people should seriously consider this state for a new home. Below are more specifics of the reasons listed above:
1. The weather is pretty gorgeous year round in this state. Some cities, like Houston, do tend to get very humid, but if you do not mind that, then it will most likely not be an issue. Studies have shown that many people get what is known as the “winter blues” because plenty of U.S. cities get very cold and grey over the winter. If you are in an area that does not get too cold, and remains sunny for most of the year, then odds are, you will have a much happier life.
2. Because the weather is warm throughout the year, the normal wear and tear on the outside of your home is a much slower process compared to homes in other states. For example, roofs get damaged when there is a lot of snow in the winter and, even worse, is when the water from snow leaks through your roof and causes water damage inside your home. This problem really does not happen in Texan cities.
3. There is no income tax in the “Lone Star State,” which means living is a lot cheaper than it is in the many other parts of the country. No income tax means that people do not have to pay the state any taxes on the money they make at work. This is what keeps the state economy going.
4. There have been many magazine articles and national rankings done about cities that are the “most Recession proof” or cities that are still seeing some growth during the Recession. Most of the big cities in the “Lone Star State” are on this list. What this means is that there are still jobs to be had in these cities and the housing market has not been hit very hard here. Also, you can get great value for a home in most of these cities because they are still in the growing stage.
There are plenty of other reasons why people should consider this state when they are looking for a job whether it is right out of college or because you have to change jobs.