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A Myriad of Reasons Why You Should Consider Living/Moving to Lubbock, Texas

Are you interested in moving to the state of Texas but don’t want to live in over-populated cities like San Antonio, Houston, or Dallas? Well, welcome to Lubbock, a city located in West Texas. Home to the largest contiguous cotton-growing region in the world.

Its earned status as a hub for wine vineyards has attracted more visitors and led to significant population growth. The Texan city has a population of over 263,000, almost 15% of growth over the last decade, with incredible ethnic diversity. There is so much to experience in Lubbock, and its cost of living is well below average.

Here are seven reasons to fall in love with and move to Lubbock:

1. Land is cheaper, houses are affordable as well

texas-houseBefore packing your bags and heading over to Lubbock, you’ll want to research how much it will cost to own a home. You might also want to know about the availability and affordability of land if you’re planning to build a new home.

The good news is that homes here are cheaper than in other Texas cities, and the acquisition process is pretty efficient. Better still, from obtaining a building permit to the construction of your home, Texas, in general, is much quicker than other states.

Lubbock has an abundant supply of land, and houses are also cheaper. The median price of homes currently listed in the city is $220,000 and trending up 6.8% year-over-year, which is much cheaper than in other cities.

2. Lubbock’s cost of living is much lower than most cities in Texas

Lubbock’s cost of living index is 13% lower than the national average and 4% lower than the Texas average. Excluding rent, a family of four’s estimated monthly cost is around $2,600 to $2,700, while a single person’s monthly costs are estimated to be close to $800 without rent. Rent in Dallas is about 51% more expensive than in Lubbock. Considering the average salary in Lubbock is around $53,000, you and your family can live comfortably.

3. Plenty of high-paying jobs

There are many job opportunities in Lubbock- you can find just about any job. Manufacturing companies like Warren Equipment, Tyco, UniFirst, and XFab offer the most employment opportunities. Other opportunities exist in oil drilling industries, clean wind energy, call center and customer service, tech, and other corporations. All these jobs offer a well-paying salary. Future job growth in Lubbock is predicted to increase by 39%. So start sending out those CVs and job applications- a good job will be waiting for you!

4. Enjoy the incredible Texas nightlife

Lubbock has a bustling nightlife. You are bound to find great live music, dancing, and bars all over the city. Popular joints like La Diosa Cellars, Bar PM, Bash Riprock’s, Skooners Grill & Bar, and others keep the city alive at night. Keep the fun going all night long. Lubbock definitely is not a boring city!

5. Plenty of places to visit and fun outdoor activities

One of the most lovable things about Lubbock is the pleasant weather all year-round. You know what this means- plenty of outdoor activities to keep you moving and having fun. One of the best places to visit in Lubbock is Buffalo Springs Lake, a lakeside park with a campground. You can take a leisurely walk in the park’s nature trails, laze around at the beach, or even have some fun boating, waterskiing, playing volleyball, and many more activities.

If you love hiking and biking, Palo Duro Canyon and Caprock Canyon are just a few hours from Lubbock. Love camping? Lubbock KOA has one of the favored camping spots just outside the city. Other fun places include Lubbock Memorial Arboretum, Lubbock RV Park, Maxey Park, Mackenzie Park, Reese Golf Center, and many others.

6. The city has the only international airport within 2 hours

You heard that right. This awesome city has the only international airport, Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport, located within 2 hours. Many people travel hundreds of miles to use this airport. Moving here would be a great convenience, especially if you travel often.

7. Don’t forget to bring your appetite along

eatingLubbock restaurants have something delicious for every palette. Most restaurants offer both local and mouth-watering exotic dishes at reasonable prices. Visit the Twisted Root Burger Co. for gourmet beef, turkey, and vegan burgers or the Italian Garden for pizza, pasta, and other traditional cuisines. If you want something local, take a look at Cast Iron Grill for Southern-style breakfast & lunch, The Shack BBQ, and other incredible eateries.

8. No waking up at 4:00 AM to beat traffic

Despite the city’s large population, the estimated daily commute time is 16 minutes. The city continues to earn recognition as one of the major cities with the shortest commute. So don’t stress about beating traffic; it’s a smooth ride all the way.

As a proud resident and Lubbock Business Owner, I can say that this article only scratches the surface of what Lubbock has to offer. We’ll be providing useful articles not only about our industry but also about what our wonderful city has to offer to its residents.

If living in Lubbock, Texas, sounds appealing to you, feel free to reach out to us with any questions you might have!

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