flip flops at the beachIf you’ve ever felt a sense of longing or sadness on the last day of your Lone Star State vacation, try instead envisioning yourself as a full time resident in one of your favorite places. The qualities that make these tourist towns nice places to visit also make them great places to live!

Corpus Christi

As the Lone Star State’s largest coastal city, folks flock here for its warm, sandy white beaches and endless recreational opportunities. There are also barrier islands to explore and multiple historic sites throughout the city, along with museums, the USS Lexington, and the TX State Aquarium. With one of the country’s highest coastal wind speeds, the “Sparkling City by the Sea” is a mecca for sailors, kite boarders, and windsurfers. The Bayfront area is another favorite gathering spot for both residents and newcomers. Shops, cafes, and street vendors line the waterfront and make it a great place for an early morning jog or evening stroll.

Living here full time is relatively easy, thanks to a low unemployment rate and a median home price half the national average. The Port of Corpus Christi is the 5th largest in the nation and oversees large numbers of exports, mainly oil and agricultural products. Both the Army and Navy have installations here while the local economy is heavily rooted in service and hospitality markets, plus retail. Corpus Christi is also home to several college campuses, including a branch of TX A&M University.

If you are ready to go coastal full time-TX style, or just can’t stop dreaming of those exhilarating Wednesday night sails or mouth watering meals of succulent Gulf coast seafood, why not dig a little deeper? Contact http://www.cctexas.com for more information.

San Antonio

Ready to live right here, in “River City?” No wonder, after just one visit to San Antonio, many feel the same way. Home to one of the country’s most famous historic sites, The Alamo, the city is also known for its positive blend of diverse cultures and friendly residents. With positive job growth, Blue Ribbon Schools, and median home prices well below the national average, a move to San Antonio could be a real possibility.

The presence of several military bases, five Fortune 500 companies, over 10 colleges and universities, plus a large hospitality and retail market provide the backbone for San Antonio’s economy. Another major employer is The South TX Medical Center, whose 900-acre campus is home to several large research and medical centers.

Working in San Antonio has its rewards thanks to the city’s many unique ways to play! From the 343-acre Brackenridge Park and SeaWorld to the top of the tree house at the Witte Museum, there’s truly something for everyone. Many feel that the heart of San Antonio is found along the Paseo del Rio. The magical walkway has captivated more than one visitor, with its 4-mile network of canals that intertwine with colorful shops, galleries, and restaurants. On an evening stroll along the River Walk, it’s easy to be drawn in by the enticing aromas of authentic TexMex fare, gentle rhythms of Mariachi music, and enchanting twinkle lights. If you think a move to San Antonio is in your future, check out: http://www.relocatingtosanantonio.org


Who wouldn’t want to live in a place Forbes magazine has named one of the “Coolest Cities in America?” In addition to being a blast to visit, Austin is receiving scores of accolades for its overall livability across the board. National Geographic Adventure magazine listed it as one of the “Best Places to Live and Play,” while Travel and Leisure magazine recently included Austin on its “Top 5 Most Loved Cities” list.

Moving to Austin could be a viable prospect due to its diverse economic base. It is a fast-growing high tech center and home to many Fortune 500 companies, such as Google and Dell, plus an increasing number of pharmaceutical and biotechnology firms. The city is also the birthplace of Whole Foods and home to the 1,438 acre campus of the state’s largest university, the University of TX-Austin. An April 2012 report from Sperling’s Best Places, indicated that Austin’s unemployment rate was almost 3% lower than the US average and the rate of job growth is steadily on the rise.

Visitors to Austin encounter its rich history and cowboy culture with trips to the sprawling TX State Capitol grounds. Others come to Austin due to its main claim to fame as the “Live Music Capital of the World.” Many are drawn to Austin’s famous Zilker Park, where there are miles of trails, acres of parkland, and riverboat rides. Nature lovers can’t get enough of the botanical garden there, thanks to its unique collection of plant life and butterfly habitat. Tourists and outdoor enthusiasts alike enjoy good times at McKinney Falls State Park, one of Austin’s oldest attractions. When you are ready to make the spectacular views of TX Hill Country and Lake Austin more than just a memory, contact http://www.austinrelocationguide.com