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Texas Overview

Population 24.8 million
Capital Austin
Largest Cities Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, Austin, Fort Worth
Topography Beaches, lakes, mountains
Climate Semi-arid, desert, and subtropical
Time Zone Mostly Central Time/GMT -6
Lifestyles Arts, city life, equestrian, fishing, golf, history, mountains, professional sports, scenic, university
Important Annual Events March: South by Southwest (SXSW), Austin. April: Valero Texas Open PGA Tour event, San Antonio.
Popular Real Estate Locations Austin, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio

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Texas State Capitol Texas is called the “Lone Star State” in recognition of its brief history as an independent republic. It is the second largest state in the United States, and its culture is an interesting combination of urban and country. It is not unusual to see businessmen in cowboy hats and boots.

Austin is called the “Live Music Capital of the World” and has nearly 200 performance venues. Austin is also the site of the University of Texas, and there are 50+ other colleges and universities in the area.

Dallas has all the amenities of a large city, including the largest continuous urban arts district in the United States, and six professional sports teams.

Houston is a port city and is one of the most culturally diverse cities in the United States. Houston offers opera, ballet, theater, and symphony performances year-round.

San Antonio is full of historic attractions, including the famous Alamo, which was one of the city’s five Spanish missions. Popular activities here include playing golf and attending equestrian events.

Real estate in Texas includes multimillion-dollar mansions, lakefront property, new single-family homes in the suburbs, high-rise condominiums and downtown loft apartments, and more. Easy access to a variety of lifestyle activities makes houses here excellent real estate investments, whether they are primary residences, income-producing properties, or second homes.

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