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Texans have taken pride in their unique identity and way of life ever since they had declared their independence from Mexican rule and became a sovereign nation. The state since famously known as “Lone Star State” as its flag depicted a single star after newfound independence, has held a certain captivating allure. Since its annexation with the United States, Texas has for decades has attracted people from all around the country to buy land and move into the sun-touched lands while integrating into the vibrant and exciting culture of the region.
Texan culture has something in store for everyone. Whether it is the infamous Six Flag Amusement Park in Arlington that draws you in or the dozens of venues in Austin where there can at a time 100 live music concerts going on, Texas is boiling with exuberant energy ready to receive newcomers with open arms. If nothing else, the Tex-Mex cuisine found in the state, deeply impacted by past Mexican rule and the large Mexican-American population, is the perfect fusion of local native food traditions with the more Americanized ingredients and is guaranteed to be finger-lickin' good.
Things to Do in Texas
If you are considering buying real estate in the state of Texas and perhaps thinking of moving to the lone star state, be assured that you will never be short of things to do there. Texas is known throughout the country for its famous cuisines, sports rivalries, and its live music concerts.
Whether you have a penchant for food or not, be warned that the first thing you may find yourself being invited to by friendly Texans is countless bar-b-ques. You can find yourself devouring various kinds of seasoned smoked meats especially beef, briskets, pork ribs, and sausages.
Also, know that sports are almost a religion in Texas. Whether it be fans of the Texas Rangers, the Dallas Mavericks, or the Dallas Cowboys, you can expect to be dragged to the countless and vast sports venues across the state and hooting for famous football, baseball, or basketball teams.
Food and sports cannot be enjoyed fully until there is some music. It is said that there can be at a time 100 live concerts happening across the state of all genres in music. There is hardly an artist that does not make a stop at one of the cities in Texas to hold a concert and if nothing else, the
is a must event to attend. During this festival, you will find bands of all kinds of music lighting up the 8 stages that go on from 10 in the morning to 10 at night throughout the weekend where you can enjoy food, drinks, even art with friends and family. Austin City Limits Music Festival
History of Texas
History of Texas
The land of Texas has been inhabited for thousands of years and has been mostly populated by Native American Tribes such as the Akokisa, Karankawa, Mogollon, and Comanche. The first Europeans to settle in Texas were Spanish missionaries (as they were promoting Christianity in the region) in San Antonio around the year 1718.
After the War of Mexican Independence and several other revolutionary wars, the land was mostly populated with hostile natives. In 1821, the Mexicans took over the land and named it Coahuila y Tejas. With time the Mexican government began to allow U.S settlers to claim land in the region which led to a huge growth in the number of Americans in the area while the Mexican population decreased causing tension between the people.
By now most of the people had begun to call the region simply Texas and as the friction between the Mexicans and American Texans grew, the war eventually broke out. In 1835, the settlers decided to finally rebel and began the Texas revolution. In 1836, despite suffering a big loss at the Battle of the Alamo, the rebels continued to oppose the Mexican army, and eventually, Texas declared its independence in 1836 and named itself the Republic of Texas
With time, however, Texans realized they lacked the strength and power to defend themselves against further Mexican incursions, and with this threat constantly looming over their heads, Texas finally decided to give up its sovereignty and join the United States in 1945.
Climate in Texas
Climate in Texas
Just like Texas is one of the largest states in the country and the most diverse, the temperature throughout the region is diversified too. From March to May, temperatures in spring hover around the 60s and 70s with occasional rain here and there. If you are fortunate enough to find yourself in Texas during springtime, you can be sure to witness the famous state flower, bluebonnet, bloom in full swing through the region.
Although one can expect tornadoes and thunderstorms to frequent this time of the year, especially in the eastern and northern part of Texas, it is the peak time to travel and consider strolling in the beautiful hills of Hill County blanketed with gorgeous wildflowers.
For most of the summer (the months from June to September) you can find yourself basking in the sun at the pool, lake, or river in short shorts and breezy t-shirts and tank tops, while the temperature ranges from 85 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit. And one must not forget the favorite Texan activities one can spend summers doing with friends and family: bar-b-ques, football, and music.
Considered the best time to be in Texas, falls have just the right amount of sunshine with some cool weather. One can enjoy the gorgeous scenic beauty of the hills and woods bursting with colorful foliage from October to December with most places seeing temperate climates with temperatures around 70 to 75 degrees. Since it is the off-season, you can expect cheap lodging and activity rates if you are thinking of traveling during this time of the year.
Texas winters can be mild and very tolerable. Snow is not a common occurrence in the state of Texas although can be expected in some parts of North Texas. January is the coldest month of the year with few areas seeing temperatures below freezing. However, if you are planning to move into the region during the winter season, make sure to pack a sweater, cap, gloves, and some sturdy winter boots.
More Reasons to Buy or Sell in Texas
More Reasons to Buy or Sell in Texas
Buying real estate in Texas comes with many perks. One of the best ones is its no-state income tax policy. Currently, the state sales tax stands at 6.25%, however, it can vary in cities and counties as well and can be found to be anywhere up to 8.25%.
If affordable living and countless job opportunities aren’t tempting enough, know that Texas is only expected to become bigger and better in the coming years. With its constant economic growth and developing cities, it is expected to attract entrepreneurs from all around the world. In recent years Texas has become a haven for job opportunities. Currently, it houses the headquarters of the top 25 Fortune 500 companies. As large corporations have chosen and continue to move into the region to call it home, Texas has become a land with plenty of job opportunities in varying degrees of industries such as IT, aeronautics, computer technology, tourism, and even energy-producing industries.
Texas’ diversity is something unique that not every place manages to offer. If urban life isn’t for you, the state’s gorgeous farmlands and countryside scenery are mesmerizing for those who are looking for a quiet place to settle. If energy-fueled bars, high-spirited sports games, and groovy dance floors are not your cup of tea, you can always choose to hike in the Big Bend National Park or fish at the San Antonio Bay, or stroll in the breath-taking vineyards of Fall Creek.
Living in the Lone Star State comes with many perks. Not only will you find yourself bathed in its rich history, vibrant culture, its delicious cuisine, and find yourself amongst a diverse and friendly population, you will find that it has its financial advantages too. If you are considering buying real estate in Texas, you can manage to buy land, mobile homes, condos at very affordable prices, and all that while at the same time enjoying the zero state income tax policy.
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