Real Estate Experts Rank TOP 8 Texas Cities To Live In 2023

Real Estate Experts Rank TOP 8 Texas Cities To Live In 2023

Texas has been one of the best states to relocate to in recent years. According to the United States Postal Service data, Texas added the most residents in 2021, and in 2022 it was second only to Florida. 

A stable economy, a large number of good-paying jobs, safety, good schools and recreational opportunities make the decision to move easier, although everyone has different motivations. Texas excels in each of these fields.

Here are the top eight places to live in Texas, according to real estate specialists.


One of the nicest places to live in Texas is Lubbock, with a low cost of living, record low unemployment (just 2.9 percent in December 2022) and a competitive real estate market. The city of about 300,000 residents was one of the best places in Texas to start a business, ranking sixth nationally for mid-sized metropolitan areas with the best business climate.


Excellent health and medical services, a thriving arts, theater and museum scene, and an abundance of parks and gardens are all benefits for newcomers. The median price of a home in Houston as of January 2023 was $293,000, which is significantly less expensive than other major metropolitan areas across the country, making the city an excellent choice for first-time homeowners or property investors.


Southlake, one of the wealthiest towns in Texas, offers a high standard of living and is only 30 minutes from the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Due to its location in one of the highest-rated school districts in Texas and its proximity to Grapevine Lake and several other beautiful parks, the area is especially popular with families.


Austin is one of the most popular cities in Texas – and in the nation – and is known for its thriving economy, strong education, entertainment, and recreational offerings, its diverse restaurant scene and its pleasant weather. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, it had the highest population growth in the country between 2010 and 2020, with more than 500,000 new residents.

San Antonio

San Antonio, founded as a Spanish settlement more than 300 years ago, is attracting new residents with its vibrant culture and historic city. The old capital of Texas saw the largest population increase among U.S. cities with populations of 50,000 or more between 2020 and 2021, with more than 13,000 additional residents.

Corpus Christi

For people seeking an excellent work-life balance and coastal amenities, this city on the Gulf of Mexico has established itself as a preferred location. Popular activities include boating, fishing and beach visits.


Although Tyler is known as the “Rose Capital of America” because of its 14-acre public rose garden with more than 35,000 rose bushes, the city has much more to offer its citizens. In 2021, Tyler had the fastest growing job market in Texas, with medical facilities topping the list of major employers in the region.

Dallas-Fort Worth

Together, the Dallas and Fort Worth metropolitan areas offer a big-city lifestyle for those seeking thrills and world-class entertainment, and a relaxed lifestyle. The region has a thriving economy and low unemployment rate (three percent in December 2022), as at least twelve Fortune 500 companies are located here, including Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and AT&T.