7 Great Places to Live in Texas

New residents are coming to Texas in droves to take advantage of the state's lack of personal income tax and its affordable housing.

A road sign welcoming people to the state of Texas.
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Texas joined California in passing 30 million residents as of 2022. Over the last 22 years, the population more than doubled, and new residents are coming in droves to take advantage of Texas' lack of personal income tax, affordable housing market, and affordable rent prices. 

In 2022, 668,000 people moved to Texas from other states, for a net population gain of about 175,000, according to the Texas Realtors' 2024 Relocation Report. That included over 100,000 people moving from California, over 40,000 from Florida, and over 30,000 from New York. 

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Brittany Leitner
Contributing Writer

Brittany Leitner is a freelance journalist with over 10 years of experience in lifestyle, health, and more. She received a Digital Health Award for her reporting in 2019 as well as numerous awards for her work in poetry. She previously held positions as senior editor at Elite Daily and managing editor at The Dr. Oz Show. Follow her online @britariail.