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Why You Should Move to the South

If you’re thinking about taking a look at the Fort Worth houses for sale or moving to any other city in the south, there are many reasons to make that transition, here are a few of them.

It’s Friendly and Welcoming

The South is known for its friendly people who are sure to welcome you with a smile, making it easy to make new friends after you make your move. In most small towns and even cities, you’re likely to live near neighbors who will introduce themselves by bringing over a home-cooked dish like a casserole or pecan pie.

It’s More Affordable

The majority of the most affordable places to live in the U.S. are in the South. According to Niche.com, that includes Wichita Falls, Brownsville, Beaumont, and Abilene, Texas, just to name a few. Huntsville and Birmingham, Alabama, along with Jackson, Mississippi, are also on the list of cities with the lowest cost of living in the country. So while you’re shelling out thousands a month for a tiny place in New York City or the San Francisco Bay Area, southerners are paying much less for a spacious three-bedroom house.

Mild Winters

Other than the hot summers, you’ll enjoy mild weather most of the year, and even in the winter in most places, below freezing temperatures are rare if not unheard of. Even in the middle of January, all you’ll probably need is a light jacket. That means no shoveling snow and more time enjoying the outdoors rather than being stuck inside. 

Business and Employment Opportunities 

With many business-friendly local governments and a lower cost of living, the South has become a popular region to relocate for many major corporations as well as startups. American Airlines is in Fort Worth, AT&T in Dallas, and there’s Coca-Cola and Home Depot in Atlanta, among a long list of others. That means more employment opportunities and advancing your career, along with outstanding opportunities to start your own business.

Delicious Cuisine

While you can order southern fare at many places throughout the U.S., there’s obviously no place better than the region it was birthed. The South is famous for comfort foods like biscuits and gravy, fried chicken and catfish, shrimp and grits, and cornbread. The BBQ is to die for, whether in Texas, Georgia, North Carolina, or just about anywhere else, the slow-cooked meat in a mouthwatering sauce is hard to beat. Of course, for those late nights and hangover mornings, there’s always the Waffle House with smothered hash browns, or hashbrowns any way you want them.

The Music

While the South is known for its country music, you’ll find all types here. Tennessee is where Jimi Hendrix learned to play guitar with his teeth, and blues legends like B.B. King got their start. It’s also home to Third Man Records, the country’s largest vinyl pressing plant, owned by Jack White himself. Then, there’s jazz in New Orleans and hip hop artists in Atlanta. In fact, the Peach State also gave us Ray Charles and James Brown, along with R.E.M and the B-52s

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