Best Places to Live in Texas

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What you need to know about Texas

Deep in the heart of Texas are prairies, forests, rugged hills, desert land, a coastline and grasslands that give residents multiple venues to enjoy life. The best places to live in Texas include Austin, Denton, Corpus Christi, Richardson and Fort Worth. Major industries in Texas include agriculture, petrochemicals, energy, computers, aerospace and biomedicine. The Lone Star State houses four national research universities along with a variety of professional and college sports teams.

Texas Jobs and Top Employers
A&M, Shell, MD Anderson lead the way
Best Places to Live in Texas
Read more about the best cities in the Lone Star State.
The 5 Most Affordable Cities in Texas
Outstanding job opportunities, world-class amenities and relatively inexpensive housing make these cities among the best places to live in Texas
The 10 Best Things to Do in Texas
Put on your boots and visit Mission Control, Six Flags, Austin City Limits and more.

Population

26,092,033
Up by 9%
Houston Texas skyline
7 Things Only Locals Know About Houston
Find out if you're in or out of the loop in Space City
Dallas TX
8 Things to Do in Dallas-Fort Worth
Everything's bigger in Texas, including the number of options when deciding what to do in your free time
Dallas TX
8 Things to Do in Dallas-Fort Worth
Everything's bigger in Texas, including the number of options when deciding what to do in your free time
Houston TX
7 Things to Do in Houston
America's fourth largest city offers a never-ending array of activities
Houston TX
7 Reasons to Move to Houston
Affordability and a growing job market make this big Texas city one of the most desirable places to live in America

Housing

Homes Owned 63%
63% Complete
Homes Rented 37%
37% Complete

Median Home Price

$131,400
Higher than the national average
Dallas TX
8 Reasons to Move to Dallas-Fort Worth
A booming economy, incredible food and sports are just three things this Texas city has to offer

Dallas TX
8 Reasons to Move to Dallas-Fort Worth
A booming economy, incredible food and sports are just three things this Texas city has to offer

Things to Do in San Antonio
10 Things to Do in San Antonio, TX
Explore San Antonio's top restaurants, historic destinations, theme parks

Featured Cities

el paso neighborhoods
Best Neighborhoods in El Paso, TX
Residents have several good livability options
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10 Best Cities for Veterans
Support for those who served is strong in these cities
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The 10 Best Cities for Wine
We all know Napa Valley and Sonoma, but these are places you'd never suspect to find a glass of good vino.

Median Household Income

$52,576
Lower than the national average

Education

Bachelor’s Degree 27%
27% Complete
Graduated High School 82%
82% Complete

Residents

Most residents are
5-17 Years old

More About Texas Cities

7 Things Only Locals Know About Houston
Find out if you're in or out of the loop in Space City

8 Things to Do in Dallas-Fort Worth
Everything's bigger in Texas, including the number of options when deciding what to do in your free time

8 Things to Do in Dallas-Fort Worth
Everything's bigger in Texas, including the number of options when deciding what to do in your free time

7 Things to Do in Houston
America's fourth largest city offers a never-ending array of activities

7 Reasons to Move to Houston
Affordability and a growing job market make this big Texas city one of the most desirable places to live in America

8 Reasons to Move to Dallas-Fort Worth
A booming economy, incredible food and sports are just three things this Texas city has to offer

8 Reasons to Move to Dallas-Fort Worth
A booming economy, incredible food and sports are just three things this Texas city has to offer

10 Things to Do in San Antonio, TX
Explore San Antonio's top restaurants, historic destinations, theme parks

Best Neighborhoods in El Paso, TX
Residents have several good livability options

10 Best Cities for Veterans
Support for those who served is strong in these cities

The 10 Best Cities for Wine
We all know Napa Valley and Sonoma, but these are places you'd never suspect to find a glass of good vino.

The 8 Best Cities for Your Wild Bachelorette Weekend
Get your little black dresses and plastic crowns ready: It's wedding season!

The 20 Best Food Trucks in the U.S.
If you died and went to food truck heaven, these are the ones you'd find there.

You Won't Believe How These 41 Cities Are Honoring Motherhood
What started as a small event in Wisconsin, has grown into an international phenomenon.

The 5 Best Cities for Parks
If green space is what you're after, these are the places for you.

Fort Worth, TX Top Employers
Fort Worth’s largest employers make up a range of industries, including government, education and health care.

The 9 Best Cities for Singer-Songwriters
Forget New York and LA: These smaller US cities are perfect for musicians

These Are the 10 Best Cities for Viewing Meteor Showers
Grab some popcorn and a blanket: It's showtime.

9 Things the Rest of the Country Should Thank Texas For
These larger-than-life people, products, and brands all got their start in the Lone Star State.

9 Things the Rest of the Country Should Thank Texas For
These larger-than-life people, products, and brands all got their start in the Lone Star State.

The 10 Best Baseball Fanbases in America
We asked a fan who's traveled to every ballpark in America what his favorites were, and this is what he said.

7 April Fools Pranks That Tricked Entire Cities
Just wait 'til you see what happened in Seattle

Best Places to Live in Texas