By far the largest of the 48 contiguous states, the Lone Star State is brimming with vast metropolises, vibrant border towns, and beachside getaways.

As inviting a place as Texas may be to live, its vast selection of cities and towns, which number more than 1,200, can make for an overwhelming search. Of course, the whole state offers classic Texas energy and southern charm, but its vast size houses many unique regions and subcultures.

To help narrow down the search, consider some of these options for the best places to live in Texas.

El Paso is a city with a rich culture and history at the far western tip of Texas, bordering Ciudad Juárez to the south. Sun City, as many call it, boasts warm desert weather year-round and an abundance of outdoor activity options.

El Paso

Beyond its reputation as a beautiful vacation spot, several factors make Corpus Christi one of the best places to live in Texas. Corpus Christi is home to the Padre Island National Seashore and nine unique beaches along the Gulf of Mexico.

Corpus Christi

Though geographically toward the bottom tip of the state, Brownsville is a contender for the top spot of best cities to live in Texas. Its mild sub-tropical climate accommodates plenty of natural attractions and comfortable livability year-round.


Fort Worth

Fort Worth and its twin City, Dallas, make up one of the country’s largest and most populous metro areas. Home to roughly 8 million residents and several suburbs alongside the core cities, residents of the area will never lack for urban attractions, nightlife, job opportunities, and amenities.

The geographic and economic center of the Texas panhandle, Amarillo, is a unique place to visit and a great place to live. Amarillo serves as a midway point between Albuquerque to the west, and Oklahoma City to the east, making it a popular stop for travelers of all kinds.


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