Texas is one of the most famous States in the Union and people from around the world know a thing or two about Texas. While most people associate it with cowboys and oils, that does not tell the whole story of the great State of Texas. There are around 30 million people living here and this is one of the richest places in the world, with substantial finance and tech industries, as well as oil and agriculture.
Austin is the capital of Texas, one of the largest cities in the USA, and a trendy destination for Americans and ex-pats to move to. In 2020 Austin really took off with many notable influencers, artists, comedians, entrepreneurs, and large companies, all moving to the city. The low taxes, great beauty, and even politics are some of the reasons why people chose to come to Austin and this helped to take it to the next level. It was great prior to that, but now Austin is a booming cultural and economic center for the South of the United States and seems to have its best days ahead. The economy is largely focused on high-tech which brings in a lot of value and provides great salaries to the residents.
Houston is the city with the highest population in Texas and the fourth most populous city in the US, with 2,3 million people living here. This is the capital of energetics in America and vast quantities of oil and natural gas can be found here. While oil is a dirty, hard, and blue-collar business it does pay very well and many people have made fortunes, or at least good incomes from oil and gas. In the last few years, renewable energy sources like solar and wind have been growing as well. Just like in Austin, there are many tech companies, start-ups, and large corporations that have their headquarters in Houston.
Dallas is a large city by itself, but it has essentially grown together with Fort Worth into one massive agglomeration, with millions of people leaving here. Like the other cities on our list, Dallas relies on oil and tech economically, but there are some other sectors that are well developed too. The Real-estate market is booming and very valuable, despite the hit it took in 2008. Dallas is the home of many Fortune 500 companies, with a lot of corporate headquarters being located here. This provides a lot of opportunities for employment, stable careers, and good wages. There is also a lot of old money in Dallas, with some very wealthy suburbs scattered around.