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Top 10 reasons why people are moving to Texas

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posted on Jun, 1 2013 @ 11:18 AM
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Texan population boom is due to a natural increase - more births than deaths - but the numbers moving into the state from elsewhere in the US and from abroad far outstrip every other American state. Why?




1. Jobs
2. It's cheaper
3. Homes
4. Low Tax
5. Pick your own big city
6. Austin in particular
7. Family-friendly
8. Fewer rules
9. Texans are normal people
10. And they're not going anywhere


Top 10 reasons why so many people are moving to Texas

Now being a Liberal and living in possibly the most conservative state in the U.S. is not exactly easy. But that does not mean I won't give credit where credit is due, he might have signed an executive order for mandatory HPV vaccines but aside from that Rick Perry has done a pretty decent job I must say. There are more people moving to Texas than any other state in the U.S. and the article goes into detail and explains why that is.

Most blue-collar workers I know make a decent living, most of them making well over $12 an hour. Combine that with the low cost of living, cheap housing and no state income tax and you will make it if you work hard enough. I don't know much about the "fewer regulations" because most business and employers still have rules to follow and get inspected for workplace safety. Most people here are not bible-thumping, and gun-toting crazies as many of you might think. We just like to have guns when the situation arises when we have to defend ourselves.
and honestly, THAT I have no problem with.

Born and raised here in Texas, never have stepped foot in a church and no one has raised an eyebrow. No one cares about what religion you follow, or whether you're gay, straight, lesbian etc. Just bad misconceptions.




posted on Jun, 1 2013 @ 11:30 AM
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Austin rocks! I was born and raised in Houston TX. Never really cared for it. But, will admit, I love love love Austin.

Des



posted on Jun, 1 2013 @ 11:31 AM
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I've thought about moving there as well. a few friends are moving back near austin, and i've considered this too.



posted on Jun, 1 2013 @ 11:34 AM
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People are leaving California in droves and moving to Texas in droves.

Obama may have won the presidency but it is pretty clear on what side America's values lay.



posted on Jun, 1 2013 @ 11:36 AM
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Originally posted by Destinyone
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Austin rocks! I was born and raised in Houston TX. Never really cared for it. But, will admit, I love love love Austin.

Des


Austin does rock! went to college there and it's almost like a whole different state within the state does that make sense?



posted on Jun, 1 2013 @ 11:38 AM
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I've been a Texan for 11 years now, having moved from California.

The appeal for me was the people. The vast majority of people here in Texas are genuine, down-to-earth, and very polite. It was a breath of fresh air to move to a place where the clerks are friendly and will chat with you....where neighbors are nice without being nosey.....and where schools are places where discipline is still administered, so that they don't become zoos for out-of-control animals.

Naturally, the larger the city, whether in Texas or not, the more you're going to find some problematic people, but on the whole, I would say that Texas is an incredibly friendly place to be.

California, and many of the western states, have way too many snobs. My daughter moved back there last year after being in Texas since age 10. I warned her of the rude crazies out there. She admitted it was true, after experiencing the snobbiness and lack of manners. In Texas, a woman with a bunch of shopping bags in her hand will find that men, even young boys, will hold the door open for her. In Cali, you could be holding a ton of bags and a baby, and a man will cut you off and let the door slam in your face. In Texas, clerks will chat you up and tell you have a nice day. In Cali, they won't make eye contact and won't even acknowledge you're there.

I realize that I am generalizing, but this has been my experience. I would never go back to California for this very reason. Yes, the weather is worse in Texas, for sure. But I'd rather be swept up in a tornado with good people, than live in sedate sunshine with a bunch of a-holes.

Just my own opinion, of course.

edit on 1-6-2013 by FissionSurplus because: grammar



posted on Jun, 1 2013 @ 11:38 AM
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Originally posted by Hopechest
People are leaving California in droves and moving to Texas in droves.

Obama may have won the presidency but it is pretty clear on what side America's values lay.


I don't think it's a liberal/conservative or republican/democrat issue. If a state has plenty of jobs to offer, cheap cost of living and plenty of big cities...people will move to your state. Most people think Texas is solidly red but all of the big cities vote blue in every election most of the time.



posted on Jun, 1 2013 @ 11:44 AM
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#1 reason people move to texas is for whataburger.

edit on 1-6-2013 by ElOmen because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 1 2013 @ 11:44 AM
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Originally posted by FissionSurplus
I've been a Texan for 11 years now, having moved from California.

The appeal for me was the people. The vast majority of people here in Texas are genuine, down-to-earth, and very polite. It was a breath of fresh air to move to a place where the clerks are friendly and will chat with you....where neighbors are nice without being nosey.....and where schools are places where discipline is still administered, so that they don't become zoos for out-of-control animals.

Naturally, the larger the city, whether in Texas or not, the more you're going to find some problematic people, but on the whole, I would say that Texas is an incredibly friendly place to be.

California, and many of the western states, have way too many snobs. My daughter moved back there last year after being in Texas since age 10. I warned her of the rude crazies out there. She admitted it was true, after experiencing the snobbiness and lack of manners. In Texas, a woman with a bunch of shopping bags in her hand will find that men, even young boys, will hold the door open for her. In Cali, you could be holding a ton of bags and a baby, and a man will cut you off and let the door slam in your face. In Texas, clerks will chat you up and tell you have a nice day. In Cali, they won't make eye contact and won't even acknowledge you're there.

I realizing that I am generalizing, but this has been my experience. I would never go back to California for this very reason. Yes, the weather is worse in Texas, for sure. But I'd rather be swept up in a tornado with good people, than live in sedate sunshine with a bunch of a-holes.

Just my own opinion, of course.


Most people here will hold the door open and wait for you at convenience stores. It's a rare occasion when someone won't hold a door open for you or just show some common courtesy.



posted on Jun, 1 2013 @ 11:46 AM
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Originally posted by ElOmen
#1 reason people move to texas is for whataburger.

edit on 1-6-2013 by ElOmen because: (no reason given)


If I could eat a #2 every day I would! but my arteries would hate me for it



posted on Jun, 1 2013 @ 11:46 AM
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Originally posted by Hopechest
People are leaving California in droves and moving to Texas in droves.

Obama may have won the presidency but it is pretty clear on what side America's values lay.


So I guess what you're saying is, whatever Obama's values are, Texas holds the opposite view? Obama has some pretty sucky values, apparently.

California and Texas are not the entire nation. California shot themselves in the foot because everything costs a fortune, and businesses are overly-taxed. Texas laid out the red carpet for businesses, and there is no state tax. Everything's cheaper out here....if "America's values" are getting the best deal, then yes, Texas represents American values.

I do detest playing party politics and assuming that the different parties have exceedingly different values. This division is a carefully crafted ploy to separate Americans into factions.

Texas holds the promise of a family being able to make it financially. California does not. It has nothing to do with politics, unless you cling to the fantasy that Republicans and Democrats are totally different. They no longer are....and a cursory glance-over of how they have been voting recently on important issues will bear this out.



posted on Jun, 1 2013 @ 11:47 AM
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Originally posted by Hopechest
People are leaving California in droves and moving to Texas in droves.

Obama may have won the presidency but it is pretty clear on what side America's values lay.


NO they are leaving because of the COST OF LIVING! It has nothing to do with the politics unless you can show me the statistics.



posted on Jun, 1 2013 @ 11:49 AM
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Though I don't think it is a Big Factor I didn't see any mention of Guns.


About a month or so ago the Governor of Texas announced that they are Not going to allow gun control to take over their state and Anyone with a gun that wants to move to the state will be accepted with open arms.

Also, correct me if I'm wrong, but, I think they do Not have a State Income Tax.



posted on Jun, 1 2013 @ 11:50 AM
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My father lived in Pennsylvania as well as his father and his father's father and so on all the way back to the 1700's, so if I move to Texas, I'll die.

Also, if I move to Texas, I'll melt.



posted on Jun, 1 2013 @ 11:52 AM
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I lived in Austin for a year and a half. That city is nothing like the rest of Texas except that it's in Texas. Anyways I had to get the hell out of there quick! The cockroaches NEVER DIE.. you can not get rid of them there! Especially in an apartment complex with horrible management surrounded by trash bins.

My friend had a hard time dealing with his employer. The guy would tell them they get no breaks some days (you cant do that) so my friend would gather other people and yell at the boss saying stuff like, "I know my rights!" which worked out for him because he got a raise. Apparently, they don't like hearing that stuff down there in a right to work state.



posted on Jun, 1 2013 @ 11:56 AM
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Originally posted by FissionSurplus

Originally posted by Hopechest
People are leaving California in droves and moving to Texas in droves.

Obama may have won the presidency but it is pretty clear on what side America's values lay.


So I guess what you're saying is, whatever Obama's values are, Texas holds the opposite view? Obama has some pretty sucky values, apparently.

California and Texas are not the entire nation. California shot themselves in the foot because everything costs a fortune, and businesses are overly-taxed. Texas laid out the red carpet for businesses, and there is no state tax. Everything's cheaper out here....if "America's values" are getting the best deal, then yes, Texas represents American values.

I do detest playing party politics and assuming that the different parties have exceedingly different values. This division is a carefully crafted ploy to separate Americans into factions.

Texas holds the promise of a family being able to make it financially. California does not. It has nothing to do with politics, unless you cling to the fantasy that Republicans and Democrats are totally different. They no longer are....and a cursory glance-over of how they have been voting recently on important issues will bear this out.


Ok hold on a minute. I have no party affiliation but California more represents Obama's views than Texas does.

If you would like to argue this point I will gladly take you up on it.

Since more people are moving to Texas rather than California its a reasonable assumption that most people agree with the views of Texas which is contrary to the liberal viewpoint.

I am simply looking at the situation from a political science viewpoint. No commentary added.



posted on Jun, 1 2013 @ 11:57 AM
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You are correct, there is no state income tax. However, the property taxes in the city are rather high, IMO.

On the other hand, car registration and fees for vehicles are super-cheap. When I moved out here, I went from paying a yearly registration on my vehicle of approx. $650, down to $80. The utilities in the cities aren't much cheaper, but the groceries are. The wages are lower, but not by so much that you lose the benefit of relocating.

You can get a huge house out here, for the price of a crackerbox in Cali. It is very family friendly.

People say it's hot out here, and they're correct, but it also gets hot as hell in California, unless you have enough money to live by the ocean. It also gets a lot colder out here. If you can handle the schizoid weather, Texas is a great place to raise a family.

The schools still have discipline, and the kids are required to answer yes or no ma'am or sir, or no ma'am or sir. "Yeah" or "naw" are not permitted. I noticed the difference in the kid's behavior right away. The first day of a Cali elementary school usually meant kids running wild, screaming and yelling. First day in Texas, all kids were lined up and behaving, while a teacher says, "I got my eye on ALL Y'ALL". Love it!



posted on Jun, 1 2013 @ 12:03 PM
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Haha, I gotta say this because its making my fingernails itch not playing devils adovocate.

Ok here goes:

"Yea and I bet there aren't any of them gays or blacks or stupid ass demOcrats there neither?"

LOL



posted on Jun, 1 2013 @ 12:07 PM
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well I am in midland...cost of living is skyrocketing,of course we are at the start of an oil boom,one they say could last 30 years...could that be why west texas has so many jobs now....drive from midland to odessa and you see hhelp wanted everywhere....they are even building new rigs here, its nuts



posted on Jun, 1 2013 @ 12:07 PM
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Better put on your Flame Retarded Jump Suit.

I think I see 'em gettin' the Tar and Feathers Ready.




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