Top 5 Reasons Why People Are Leaving Texas
As with many of you, I was born and raised in Texas. I wouldn't have it any other way. Although my job has taken me to other states, I moved back as quickly as I could. There's just no other place that quite has the swagger and feels that Texas does. There are a bunch of reasons to stay put right here in the Lone Star State. The lifestyle does it for me. Wide-open spaces with plenty to see and explore. The people are down-home, delicious food and so much more.
However, the state is not for everybody. Folks move in and out of Texas every day. I can certainly see the draw but I was curious to find out the major reason for leaving Texas. It turns out that I found more than one. United Van Lines does a study every year on the inbound and outbound moves. They also kept track of why people were moving in 2022. Read ahead as we take a look at the top 5 reasons according to United Van Lines.
LOOK: TOP 5 REASONS WHY PEOPLE ARE LEAVING TEXAS
Cost of Living
I get it. Living isn't cheap. However, only a small amount of outbound traffic is due to cost.
Sometimes the Texas lifestyle just isn't for everybody.
Retiring in Texas would be just fine with me, however, other folks may want that change of scenery and climate.
I can certainly understand why the percentage is higher here. Family is important and sometimes you just have to be close.
Indeed, employment is huge and takes the number one reason folks move from Texas.
Is the top reason what you thought it was? Health was the only remaining category with 4.49% of people claiming it was the reason for their move. Overall Texas remained a neutral state with comparable inbound and outbound moves. Other states had more of a drastic difference. Check out the interactive map and more from the United Van Lines study.
I don't know too many people who enjoy the labor of moving. You've got to make it as easy on yourself as you can. Look below for some tips that may be able to help.