Home prices and other factors contribute.
It seems that all of California will move to Texas soon. Am I right? Texas and California are two of the most populous states in the United States. They have long competed to attract talent and brands. Data from the 2020 U.S. census shows that Texas has started drawing more people, including Californians. It is worth mentioning that from 2010 to 2019, more than 650,000 Californians headed to Texas. This means the world has finally come to know that Texas has a lot to offer.
Affordable Housing in Texas
If you ask two state agents, one in California and one in Texas, why Californians are moving to Texas, they will tell you that home prices in Texas are lower than in other states. Speaking in San Antonio, Gov. Greg Abbott once said that people are fleeing the coastal states for Texas because of housing affordability.
The Kinder Institute found that when housing prices go up in California, a steady migration to Texas is seen. It has a real-world impact on housing prices in the Lone Star State and those who were born and raised there when they try to find affordable places to live. "The consequences it does have is the people who already live in Texas who maybe do not have a lot of home equity and are not used to those California home prices, they may have a more difficult time buying a house, at least the house they want to buy in the place they want to buy," Fulton said.
The Education System of Texas
Some time ago, a Bill was passed in the Texas Senate that aims to subvert the teaching and discussion of racism and race-based history in schools. While coming in overall at no. 39, Texas is ranked 43rd in educational attainment. The quality of education, however, is near the top. The state ranks at no. 15. The public school system of Texas has been structured to provide tuition-free education for all children regardless of religion, ability, and race. Public schools are self-governing, and they have their own policymaking and hierarchy processes.
Is the California Dream Dead?
California experienced more than a century of rapid growth. It was spurred by the Gold Rush and industrial booms in oil drilling, aerospace, technology, farming, and entertainment. In recent years, the growth has slowed more than ever. More and more people are leaving the Golden State for a better future. "I think the California Dream is changing," Lauren Hepler said. Lauren is an economy reporter at Cal Matters. "The idea of driving out to L.A. and making a go of it on a waiter's salary maybe is not as realistic as it once was."
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