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February 22, 2021

Moving to Texas from California

California, undoubtedly, has a lot to offer. From the beaches along the coast to the bustling cities and everything in between, almost 40 million people call the Sunshine State home. However, the events of this past year have made many people reconsider their living situations—and residents are fleeing California at a faster pace than any other state in the country. 

On the other hand, Texas was the fastest-growing state in the nation in 2020. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Lone Star State added the largest number of residents (nearly 374,000) last year. But what’s bringing so many people here? Sandlin Homes has broken down the biggest benefits of becoming a Texan, especially when moving from a state like California. 

Real estate prices  

The overall cost of living in Texas is well below the national average, and housing costs clock in more than 15% below the rest of the country. Compare that to California, where cost of living is 50% higher than average and purchasing a home will run you more than double the price of a home in other states. Living in Texas means your money will go so much further in terms of real estate, giving homeowners the options to buy a new-construction home with all the finishes and features they desire. 

Significant tax savings

It’s widely known that Texas is one of nine states in the country without income tax. No income tax also means Social Security and all other forms of retirement income are tax-free as well. While property taxes in the state do rank rather high in comparison to the rest of the U.S., the low cost of housing and other living expenses, coupled with the lack of income tax, will most likely offset the cost. Especially in comparison to California, which has some of the highest state income tax rates in the country. 

Cities that fit your lifestyle

If you’re moving from a bustling metropolitan area in California and hoping for a similar atmosphere in your new city, you’ll be pleasantly surprised with what Texas has to offer. Those who don’t live here might envision cowboy boots, cattle ranches and dirt roads—but many areas of the state, particularly the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, will give California’s big cities a run for their money. With over 7.5 million residents, a booming economy and endless options for entertainment, you’ll never get bored of living in DFW. 

Seeking out a slower pace of life? Sandlin Homes builds in the highest-rated suburbs and small towns in the area, as well. No matter which community you find your next home in, you won’t be far from sought-after amenities, highly rated school districts and plenty of places to explore. 

Stunning homes in exceptional communities  

Moving to Texas means you can buy a high-quality, expertly-designed home from the experts at Sandlin Homes. With more than 60 years of experience building in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, we aim to put your family first and build homes that exceed your expectations. 

Whether you’ve lived in Texas before and are looking to make your way back or are longing for a big change of scenery, pace and price tag—Sandlin Homes is ready to help you find your next home. Browse are inventory of quick move-in homes or find the plan you’d like to see be built from the ground up in the community of your choice. For more information on our process and how we can help make your move from California to Texas an easy one, contact us today via online form or call (817) 281-3509. 

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