Based on his research, Clark discovered that Californians are moving almost exclusively to the four major metropolitan areas of Texas: Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio and Austin. Enjoy the best experience and stay connected to your community with our Spectrum News app. Learn more Get hyperlocal forecasts, weather and radar alerts. Among the new inhabitants of Texas, there are hundreds of thousands of people arriving from California, just as that state experienced a much slower growth rate of only 6.1% in the last decade.
So when Californians come to Texas, where do they go? Not surprisingly, most California transplants target the Texas Triangle, which is the region that makes up the state's largest metropolitan areas, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston and Austin. In fact, Angelenos dominated most moves from California to Dallas and surrounding North Texas counties, including Denton, Tarrant, and Collin. Southern Californians also moved to Travis County, the second most popular county in Texas for Californians, as well as to Bexar County, which ranked fifth on the list of destinations for those who move. El Paso and Bell County were big attractions for those coming from San Diego, with nine and ten counties on the list of the most popular destinations for Californians.
The survey suggested that Californians were largely attracted to the Lone Star State in search of In fact, many technology companies that were formerly based in California have made the migration to the Southwest in moves that have made headlines just over the past year. Fortune 500 tech giants Oracle and Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced they would move to Texas last year. Then Elon Musk announced that his company Tesla would move to Austin. Real estate company CRBE and Charles Schwab recently moved their headquarters from California to the Dallas area.
Texas's growing economy and the opportunities it brings, together with a strong workforce and a state zero income tax, help Californians attract the state. The lower cost of housing compared to prices in the Golden State should also be an important factor for Californians looking to move to Texas, according to the StorageCafe report. Texas homes are 59% less expensive compared to California homes, and they also offer 14% more space, according to the study. For example, the median home price in Santa Clara, in Silicon Valley, in Northern California, was 72% higher than in Dallas County.
Just north of Dallas, a typical house in Collin County was 1,000 square feet larger than a house in Santa Clara County, according to the study. So, will the influx of some 82,000 Californians into Texas every year over the past decade have a long-term effect? Leaving aside their state's anti-“ Californication” stickers, Texas Republican legislators this year seem to have secured the Republican Party's dominance in state politics with recent redistricting maps drawn up at the special session of the legislature. Redistricting maps await Abbott's signature. Travis County ranks as the No.
In the Lone Star State, Houston's Harris County ranks as No. Harris County ranks as the No. Not surprisingly, most California transplants target the Texas Triangle, which is the region that makes up the state's largest metropolitan areas, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston and Austin. Regarding the areas where Californians are moving, Abbott once responded to the argument that more Californians moving to Texas didn't necessarily mean they would be liberal, and insisted that his internal surveys suggested that Californians who moved to Texas were more conservative than Texans in general.
Texas Republicans, while supporting the Texas government's entrepreneurial approach that has attracted Californians, who come from a Democratic-led state, certainly hope not. .