Bill Morris: Texas -- #1 Relo Destination for 5 years in a row!

Texas -- #1 Relo Destination for 5 years in a row!

I try to follow this annually, but missed it for a few weeks this year:

Allied Van Lines Announces 42nd Annual Magnet States Report

"We moved a wide variety of people here this year - from singles to families to retirees and all from various backgrounds, which makes a lot of sense. Texas is just so diverse and welcoming to different cultural and ethnic groups," said Ben Hurwitz, president of Westheimer Transfer & Storage, Houston, Texas, and one of the longest-standing domestic and international agents of Allied Van Lines, a leading moving company worldwide. "We also did a lot of corporate relocations this year for some very large companies based in Texas. And that's not surprising since we're such a business friendly state, too."

I have posted a number of articles ( and written ( quite a bit recently about companies planning to move to or expand their Austin/Central Texas area operations, but other parts of Texas are also doing quite well.  The state's net relocation gain in 2009 was about 2,000, a little higher than the previous year.  Arizona's net gain was the second highest in the country, at 566.

There are a lot of reasons people are coming to Texas.  Check it out!

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Comment balloon 3 commentsBill Morris • February 01 2010 12:51PM


Bill, interesting that so many people are moving there.  I assume the cost of living must be pretty attractive too!

Posted by Douglas Lovitt (Washington Management Company, Inc.) over 10 years ago

I love living in TX, and I am most thankful I do not have to shovel snow. :)  Cold to me is anything below 70 degrees! And yes, the people are warm and friendly. 

Posted by Sonja Patterson, Texas Monthly 5-Star Realtor Recipient for the Hou (Keller Williams - BV) over 10 years ago

Douglas, a real high point in favor of Central Texas for me is climate -- I REALLY dislike winter!  We have dipped below freezing a couple of times this season, but we'll be back in the 60s this week.

Better yet -- Texas Hill Country, the series of seven Highalnd Lakes, recreation on Lake Travis and Lake Austin.  Lady Bird Lake in downtown.  6th Street entertainment district --"Live Music Capital of the World."  Lots of theater, concerts of all kinds, touring Broadway shows, opera, ballet.  Great colleges and universities with combined enrollment well over 100,000.  Several beautiful state parks nearby.  Hiking, biking, camping, four hours to beaches.

And yes, relatively low cost of living -- median home in the low $180,000s, above average housing affordability index, and still-growing employment.

I can't think of any place I'd rather be!

Posted by Bill Morris, ABR, CRS, CDPE, ePRO, MBA (RE/MAX Capital City) over 10 years ago