SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – From 2010 to 2019, almost 690,000 Californians relocated to Texas, according to a StorageCafé study.
Harris County was the top destination for Golden State expatriates, with over 8,400 Californians relocating there. Most of the move-ins came from Los Angeles.
The median home price was 57 percent cheaper in Harris County than in Los Angeles County, a $482,010 price difference. The median home was also 577 sf larger.
Californians have chosen Texas primarily for the extra living space, lower cost of housing, and competitive job opportunities.
The rest of the top ten Texas counties for Californians last decade were:
Dallas County, 7,923 move-ins;
Travis County, 6,725;
Tarrant County, 6,623;
Bexar County, 5,340;
Collin County, 5,294;
Denton County, 4,028;
Williamson County; 2,877;
El Paso County, 2,521; and
Bell County, 1,727.
The Texas Real Estate Research Center has a wealth of economic information online for free.