The 10 Biggest Risks You Face Living In Texas

While the positives outweigh the negatives by a long shot, living in the Lone Star State doesn’t come without some things you should at least be aware of. Because of this, I’ve compiled a list of both obvious dangers and overlooked risks of living in Texas.

Can you think of any other risks of living in Texas? If so, please share them with us in the comments below.



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February 21, 2022

What are 10 things everyone should know before moving to Texas?

1. Texas is a great place to move to if you're in search of a job. The Lone Star State's job market is strong.

2. Texas is one of the hottest U.S. states, so be prepared for high temperatures. And depending where you live in Texas, you might experience dry heat or sticky humidity.

3. Texas is a somewhat affordable place to live. There’s no state income tax, and the state sales tax isn’t as high as many other states. With that being said, Texas' property taxes are some of the highest in the U.S.

4. Texas is filled with lots of great history. If you love history, you'll love living here where you'll have access to a variety of history museums, historic landmarks, and more.

5. Texas is a great place to experience live music. Over the years, the Lone Star State has become quite popular for its live music scene, which includes all types of music such as blues, country, Tejano, bluegrass, and more.

6. Texas is the perfect place to live if you're a foodie. There's such a variety of food served here.

7. Texas is also a great place for anyone who loves the outdoors. The Lone Star State is home to many state and national parks that offer a variety of recreational activities for all ages, including hiking, camping, horseback riding, and more.

8. Texas has an affordable housing market. As mentioned earlier, the property taxes are high. However, you can usually find a pretty good deal on residential real estate in Texas when compared to most other parts of the U.S.

9. Texas may have a lack of public transportation, but it's still home to the country's most extensive light-rail system.

10. Texas usually has lots of traffic because the cities are so spread out. No matter where you move to, you can probably expect heavy traffic.

What are five of the most dangerous things in Texas?

Some of the most dangerous things in Texas are animals. Listed below are five animals all Texans and visitors of the Lone Star State should avoid at all times.

1. Snakes
2. Spiders
3. Scorpions
4. Alligators
5. Mountain Lions