Moving to Dallas?  Things You Should Know…

The 3rd most populous city in Texas (and 10th most populous city in the U.S.), the “Big D” is part of a sprawling metropolitan area that is home to over 7.1 million people.  For generations, Dallas has been a key economic and cultural hub in the South. In its early days, the city thrived on cotton, cattle, and petroleum, giving rise to popular stereotypes of “Dallas-ites” as gun-toting, big hat wearing farmers, ranchers, and oil barons.  While the energy sector is still big business, Dallas now enjoys a more diversified economy anchored in telecommunications, manufacturing, transportation, finance, and banking.  Not only is it a great city for doing business, Dallas is also rich in culture, arts, and entertainment. From the city’s lucrative job market, to the incredible food scene, to boundless entertainment options…there’s plenty to love about this great city!

Whether you’re planning a move to Dallas to pursue a new career, live closer to family, or simply for a change of pace, there are a few important things you should know first. The folks at Great Guys Moving Company and Moonraker Marketing have put together a helpful infographic detailing some important data on living in the “Big D”. From the truth about Dallas weather, to tax rates and more, these are some great things to know before packing up your life and relocating. Such as, the average home price here is lower than the national average, making home ownership more attainable here than in other large metros. And while the median household income is considerably lower than the rest of the country, Texans don’t pay any state income tax and Dallas’ low unemployment rates mean you’ll have a better chance of finding a job. Those from more Northern climates who are tired of contending with snow and ice will be happy to find that Dallas temperatures rarely drop below freezing (though summers are scorching!). And there are a considerable number of sunny, rainless days every year to enjoy Dallas’ many outdoor eateries and happy hour spots.

So, Yes!  Dallas is a great place to call home, which is why the city has continued to grow by leaps and bounds. When you’re ready to make a move to Dallas or any surrounding areas, be sure to give GroupWatson a call!  Located just Northwest of Dallas proper in The Colony, our team of professionals specialize in helping clients find their ideal North Texas home.  Whether you’re looking for a custom home on acreage just outside the city limits or lakeside living in a Dallas suburb, we can help you find the perfect place for you and your family!