The state of Texas, is the second largest in all of the United States. Spanning over two hundred thousand miles, this great state is compiled of ten climate regions, ranging from hill country coolness to deep south sunshine. Holding fifteen rivers and three thousand seven hundred named streams, the state is as wet as it is dry and warm. It is no wonder so many families flock to Texas to start a home, build community and enjoy the weather.
So when looking for the perfect Texas location for your family home, what specifically should you be looking for? Even as the state itself has a plethora of amazing attributes, it’s important to choose a portion of the state that fits your family needs, hobbies and culture and lifestyle.
City Verses Country:
Depending on your needs regarding, shopping, everyday cultural events, arts, etc., one must first ponder city living verses country living. Some find easy access to shopping and city stores of great benefit to their family, while other choose to shop once a month or online, and live within the country portion of beautiful Texas.
Perhaps your family also consists of animals, such as outdoor dogs, horses, etc. If this is the case, perhaps a city or town with more land might be the choice for you. While others with indoor pets prefer less outdoor maintenance with a smaller yard.
Some families may look forward to enjoying cultural events, arts, and/or lectures. In this case, perhaps Nacogdoches real estate is more your flavor. With the heart of a downtown arena, home to the Stephen F. Austin University, as well as a local flavor all types of families could easily desire; a history town might be a fantastic choice. For those who respectively desire a strong and active nightlife may direct their ideals toward a larger city, such as Houston or Dallas, Texas.
Transportation and Travel:
Transportation is a realm that most people don’t ponder much on when deciding which location is best for their family to grow roots within. In the case that you choose to have one or more vehicles, and do not mind driving yourself from place to place, the country, or a more historic or suburban area may be a good option.
Although, if it is the case that you wish to not own a vehicle, enjoying the everyday walk or bike ride to and from work, to and from your local grocery store; perhaps a city with public transportation is a better area? Public transportation normally is present in larger cities, but it is also good to research if a local trolley, bus, etc. is available within smaller towns and cities as well. Often times you can live the life of walking and enjoying the outdoors with public transportation, even in a location that is less dense.
No matter what your family needs are, there are many considerations when deciding where to build or purchase a new home. With diverse weather conditions, nightlife and history aspects, each piece of Texas is as unique as the next. Speaking to a local contractor, builder or realtor in locations you are interested in, can always give you a better idea of what your daily life may look like. Never hesitate to also ask the locals their opinions of a particular location, as you observe each diverse area.