Why So Many are Moving from California to Texas

You meet a lot of Texans in Texas. You meet them on the streets and out and about at various activities and outings. But you also meet a lot of folks from California who have happily made the move to the Lone Star State.

In fact, of all the states that people move to Texas from, California is the most common. The number of people who relocated from California to Texas increased by more than 30% in 2018, and that number just keeps getting bigger every year. Why are so many people moving from California to Texas?

There are plenty of good reasons to move to Texas, a place that’s known for its diversity, friendly spirit, and vibrant culture, not to mention its great food, great weather, and many opportunities for outdoor fun! People living on the relatively expensive west coast also may be drawn to settle in our fair state because of its low cost of living, non-existent state income tax, and abundance of jobs in nearly every sector.

Why So Many are Moving from California to Texas

Texas is a land of opportunity as far as the eye can see and an oasis of natural beauty. Those moving to Texas from California (or anyplace else) as well as those who are simply thinking about making the move may want to read on and learn why Texas is such a draw for those who are relocating from other states.

The Many Benefits of Moving to North Texas from California – Texas vs California

Texas offers a more affordable lifestyle. Let’s face it. Buying a house or paying rent can be expensive, especially on the coast. Families are able to get a move-in-ready home at a master-planned community in North Texas – like here at Sandbrock Ranch. Add in lower taxes, top-notch amenities, and a wealth of energy-efficient new-construction homes finished with the latest designs, and you can see why so many people choose to move to someplace like Sandbrock Ranch, located in the heart of growing and spacious North Texas.

North Texas keeps you close to the big cities. Residents of North Texas enjoy the wide open spaces that only Texas can provide, but they’re also just a short drive away from major metropolitan areas such as Dallas and Fort Worth, as well as the fast-growing communities of Plano, Frisco, McKinney, and Denton. That makes for a quick commute!

Texas is home to thousands of jobs. Whatever field you work in, there’s guaranteed to be a growing demand in North Texas. The state is home to dozens of Fortune 1000 companies. In fact, there are so many jobs in Texas that the area has either matched or out-performed the nationwide unemployment rate every year since 2008!

North Texas boasts top healthcare options. Whether you choose major hospital campuses in Dallas, Plano, and McKinney or the Cook Children’s Hospital on Highway 380, your family’s healthcare needs will always be taken care of by some of the best professionals in the country.

Residents Enjoy the Great Outdoors “Texas Style”

Californians are used to good weather, so when they think of moving, they’re looking for a place with a similarly good climate that offers plenty of opportunities for outdoor adventures.

Texas is also a perfect spot for quieter outdoor pastimes, from a simple family walk to fishing, bird watching, star gazing, and, of course, barbecuing. Right here at the Sandbrock Ranch master-planned community in North Texas, we’ve got countless parks and greenspaces, including a dog park where residents can romp with their four-legged best friends. We also offer plenty of on-site fitness and leisure activities, including more than 6 miles of trails for walking and biking and a fully-stocked fishing lake for those who like to cast a line now and then.

Amazing hiking and biking trails

North Texas Homes and Schools are a Draw for Families

There’s plenty to see and do in Texas – both for a living and for fun – but that’s just one (admittedly very important) part of life. Another draw that brings folks to Texas from California and all over the country are the amazing schools and affordable, top-quality homes that we enjoy.

Three schools are zoned for Ranch residents, and they’re all part of Denton ISD, one of the fastest-growing school districts in North Texas.

What’s more, Sandbrock Ranch is partnering with Denton ISD to build a new on-site elementary school that will be easy for our youngest residents to bike or walk to, and we’re planning to have the doors open in time for the 2022 school year!

Are you and your family thinking of moving to Texas from California (or any other state)? We’d love to see you here on the Ranch! Why not take a virtual tour, search our move-in-ready homes, research area conveniences, or simply click here to check out our handy Relocation Guide? You’re also welcome to fill out the form below for more information about our master-planned community in North Texas.

At Sandbrock Ranch, we believe in a “Live True” lifestyle. That means close family and good neighbors who live together in a supportive community. Here you’ll find a future filled with special times, new traditions, and fun adventures. It’s all at Sandbrock Ranch in North Texas!

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