Moving from Maryland to Texas
Maryland, one of the original 13 states, lies at the center of the Eastern Seaboard which is also called the Atlantic Seaboard. Even though it has a small size, Maryland has a diverse landscape. There are 47 operational State parks, 15 State-owned lakes and ponds, as well as 9 State forests in Maryland where people can go visit and have a great time.
Did you know that the United States Naval Academy was founded in Annapolis, Maryland on October 10, 1845? Moving from this great state to Texas will bring big changes to your life and lifestyle, but don’t fret! Texans are known for their welcoming nature and friendliness, so get ready to make new friends as soon as you establish your move to the Lone Star State.
Here are some fun facts about Texas:
-Waco Bridge, which was built in Texas in 1870, is the first suspension bridge in the US and it is still used nowadays from all pedestrians crossing over the Brazos River.
-The official state mammal of Texas is the Armadillo.
-Texas is the only state in the US where the flags of 6 different nations have flown: Spain, France, Mexico, Republic of Texas, Confederate States, and the United States.
-Texas comes in the second position in the US when it comes to land area — 267,339 square miles in total, which is 7.4% of USA’s total area.
-Texas’ population ranks in the second position in the US with over 28.7 million people.
There are two types of climates in Maryland: continental in the highland west and humid subtropical in the east, which is highly influenced by the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Texas climate varies from arid to humid and every city in Texas is often characterized by high temperatures and dry heat.
Housing and Living Costs
That Texas is well known for its affordable housing and living costs is something you must already know. Many cities in Texas offer super-affordable housing and living costs.
If we compare the capital city of Maryland, Annapolis to Austin, we can see that overall, the living costs in Austin are 8.5% less expensive. Housing is also cheaper. In general, you will find housing cost that are 20% less expensive than in Annapolis. If you are not planning to move to Austin, most of the other cities in Texas will be relatively less expensive than where you are currently living in Maryland.
Things to see and do in Texas
Just like in Maryland, you will be able to spend a lot of time in all the parks Texas offers. Home to the largest rose garden: The Tyler Municipal Rose Garden, in Texas you can go visit the King Ranch, Big Bend National Park, River Walk Walkway, Padre Island, Palo Duro Canyon State Park, Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Zilker Metropolitan Park, Six Flags Fiesta Texas, Lady Bird Lake, Caddo Lake, which is the only natural lake in the country, and so many other parks, lakes, and beautiful places that attract so many tourists in Texas every year.
Moving to Texas with a car
Once you establish your move in Texas with your car, you will have up to 30 days to register it with the TX DMV and submit all the other required documents including a proof of auto insurance, at your local County Tax Office. You can also transfer your out-of-state driver’s license at the same time you submit your car registration documents.