Moving to Texas? You aren’t alone. An estimated 1,000 people move to Texas every day! Many are relocating for work. Others are drawn by the Lone Star State’s exceptional quality of life. Whatever your reasons, here are some of the benefits you will enjoy.
No State Income Tax
Texas residents do not pay personal income tax. It’s even enshrined in the Texas Constitution. That means approximately 4 to 12 percent of your income stays in your wallet. On a $100,000 income, that’s $4,000-$12,000 saved annually. More money in your wallet means more money to do the things you enjoy.
The Economy is Booming
Texas has one of the strongest economies in the United States. The state is the world’s ninth largest economy. It produces 9 percent of the United States’ gross domestic product, making it second only to California. The Lone Star State’s business-friendly atmosphere has corporate giants flocking here. That means plenty of employment opportunities. The jobs pay well, too. Last year Texas saw payrolls increase an annualized 8.8 percent.
Texas Schools are at The Top of the Class
You will find some of the best public school districts, colleges and universities in the nation right here in Texas. Young Coastal Point residents, for example, are zoned to schools in Clear Creek ISD. Niche ranked the district among the top 50 in the state. When it comes to higher education, Texas boasts internationally recognized halls of learning, including the University of Houston, Rice University and Texas Southern University.
There’s So Much to Do Here
Everything’s bigger in Texas and that includes opportunities to have fun. If you make your home in Coastal Point, you can spend weekends enjoying attractions in Galveston and downtown Houston. Galveston is home to beautiful beaches, marinas and exciting family-friendly festivals. Weekends in Houston offer museums to explore, a lively arts scene and parks to wander in. Closer to home you will find Space Center Houston, Kemah Boardwalk, Armand Bayou Nature Center and more.
Texas is known for its fabulous barbecue — and rightly so! There’s more to Texas cuisine than brisket and ribs, though. Texas is a diverse state and so is its cuisine. Restaurants serve up everything from Tex-Mex and tacos to European small plates and Asian street food. When Costal Point residents dine out, they head to Red Oak Café or The Rouxpour.
Shop ‘til You Drop
There’s more to Texas shopping than the Houston Galleria. Baybrook Mall boast nearly 200 retail shops, restaurants and services. Galveston offers darling boutiques. In League City, you can get everything you need at charming shops in downtown League City, Tanger Outlets and Bay Colony Town Center.
Texas is a sociable state. We said “howdy” to everyone. Need advice on where to eat, shop or sail your boat? Texans are happy to sit a spell and tell you everything you need to know. Friendships are forged at neighborhood potlucks, high school football games, book clubs and more. If you live in a master-planned community like Coastal Point, you will make friends at the pool, during resident events, at the playground and just walking down the sidewalk.
Beautiful, Affordable Homes
Compared to other states, Texas homes are relatively affordable. You also get more for your money. This is especially true if you are moving here from a more expensive state like California. Here, your dollars go a long way so you can buy something larger, add options and upgrades or put more money toward your down payment. If you need to move quickly, Coastal Point builders have plenty of move-in ready homes.
Ready to make your move to Texas? Check us out. We can’t wait to say, “howdy neighbor!”