Texas has always been a land of pioneers looking to leave their old lives behind and start something new. In such a huge state, there are plenty of places to settle down. The historic town of Nacogdoches in East Texas is an especially fine location.
A Low Cost of Living
During the 2010s, Texas gained over 4 million occupants. The driving factor behind this fast growth is that Texas is one of the cheaper states to live in, especially given its other desirable qualities. Across the state, whole neighborhoods of inexpensive new homes are cropping up practically overnight, with the best deals in big towns and small cities. An apartment for rent in Nacogdoches with equal amenities will go for a much lower price than in larger cities such as Houston and Dallas. A high housing availability plus low tax rates support an overall robust economy.
A Classic College Town
The local economy of Nacogdoches largely revolves around Stephen F. Austin State University, a public university with some 12,000 students and more than 1500 employees. This situation is made clear by the town’s youthful atmosphere. SFA for short, the school is well-known and respected across Texas and beyond. While SFA is the area’s biggest business, healthcare and agriculture jobs are also plentiful, as well as work in municipal and government services.
A City of Many Attractions
Any place worth living has more than a good job market. Downtown Nacogdoches retains a good number of historic buildings, including the renovated railroad depot, the Adolphus Stern House and a reconstruction of the “Old Stone Fort” around which the town was built. In addition, the city of Nacogdoches hosts a variety of events throughout the year, most notably the Texas Blueberry Festival. Even by Texan standards, Nacogdoches is known for its friendly residents and Southern charm.
Whether you’re going west or headed back east, Nacogdoches is one town where true Texan hospitality is on display. Once you stay awhile, you might never want to leave.