Texas is known for doing anything and everything in a big way. And our population figures are no exception. According to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, one of out 12 Americans lives in Texas. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, Texas has 25,145,561 residents, which is a 20.6 percent growth since the 2000 census figures. Nationally, the U.S. population increased 9.7 percent in the same period.
So what’s luring all these people to the Lone Star State? The affordable housing, lower unemployment rates and cost of living are major reasons. In Bryan, for example, the median cost of a single-family home is $150,000, according to Zillow.com. And the low unemployment rate in Texas is below the national average.
The temperate climate also plays a factor, along with beautiful landscapes, highly regarded colleges and universities—like Texas A&M here in Bryan-College Station—and strong economic roots. With a rich heritage in the aerospace, petrochemical, agriculture, and technology (Dell headquarters), the state provides a wide range of employment opportunities in growth industries.
If you’ve been thinking about making a move, start by contacting us at Stylecraft Builders. We can fill you in on more reasons to consider relocating to Bryan-College Station, including a brand new and very affordable new home!