Considering moving from Texas to Oklahoma? Although similar in many ways, each location offers exciting experiences, different cultures and a new perspective. Whether you’re moving for a new job, to be closer to family, to enjoy your new work-from-anywhere perk or another opportunity, Homes by Taber has outlined the benefits of moving to Oklahoma from the Lone Star State.
Although this is dependent on what part of Texas you’re moving from, you’ll generally enjoy a lower cost of living in Oklahoma. The Sooner State had the third-lowest cost of living in the United States in 2020, and home prices are the biggest contributing factor to that. In fact, if you plan to move from the Dallas area to an OKC suburb like Edmond, expect your living costs to be about 22% lower.
What’s better, you can find the highest quality of homes in Oklahoma for the best prices. Homes by Taber provides more value than any other builder. In fact, we include over $80,000 of high-end features that other builders charge you for in upgrades.
Moving from Texas, you may be used to living near plenty of excitement. You won't be disappointed when you make Oklahoma your new home. The state of Oklahoma boasts hundreds of unique activities and events, which draw thousands of visitors from all over the country. But when you become a resident here, you can enjoy exciting, educational and historical attractions whenever you want.
Athletics, from the professional to collegiate level, are an integral part of life in Oklahoma. Cheer for the Oklahoma City Thunder, Oklahoma’s professional NBA team. Attending games at the Chesapeake Energy Arena is one of the highlights of living in the area, and you’ll find yourself Thundering Up before you know it.
If the NBA isn’t your thing, you can watch the Oklahoma City Energy Football Club compete in the United Soccer League—the second level of professional soccer in the United States. For baseball fans, check out two Los Angeles Dodgers affiliate teams: the Oklahoma City Dodgers play out of Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark and the Tulsa Drillers at ONEOK Field.
Collegiate sports, especially football, are taken just as seriously in Oklahoma as they are in Texas. Spend your Saturday tailgating in your new favorite college town, or get together with friends to watch the game at local sports bars and venues. OKC’s Bleu Garten is an open-air food truck park and beer garden, and a great place to cheer for your favorite team. In Tulsa, check out Elgin Park Brewery to enjoy pizza, beer and sports.
Looking for entertainment other than sports? You can listen to find your favorite musicians, comedians and other acts at various venues throughout the state. The Chesapeake Energy Arena, The Jones Assembly, BOK Center and historic Cain’s Ballroom just scratch the surface on spacious and unique places to gather and enjoy a memorable event.
Although there’s plenty to do in the state, we know weekend trips and vacations are a much-desired part of life. Oklahoma’s central location makes it an easy direct flight from Will Rogers World Airport in OKC or Tulsa International Airport to just about anywhere in the country. If you’re not looking to drive, you’ll be in driving distance to various destinations, such as Kansas City, Fayetteville, Denver and more.
Whether you’re moving from a small town or a larger city, you might be dreading the traffic typically associated with Texas metropolitan areas like Dallas, San Antonio, or Houston. Luckily, you won’t have to deal with anything like that in Oklahoma’s major cities. Both Oklahoma City and Tulsa’s major roadways are well-designed, making for less congestion during rush hour. For example, workers in the OKC area report a commute time is 5.4% lower than Dallas and 5.7% lower than Houston. How would you use that additional time in your day?
When you move from Texas to Oklahoma, your wardrobe might need a few additions. Although Oklahoma’s weather can be a little unpredictable at times, residents really get to experience all four seasons—sometimes all in one week. Expect summer heat similar to Texas, without the high humidity found in Houston or Austin. Winters are usually mild, but snowstorms are expected and high winds can make the wind chill extra cold—so don’t forget to pack a winter coat, or maybe buy your first one.
Spring and fall can go by quickly in warmer states, or even be skipped altogether. But in Oklahoma, you’ll get to enjoy endless outdoor activities in all four seasons. As a Texan, you’re aware that certain seasons also bring tornadoes. Safety is a non-negotiable at Homes by Taber, and we have made ourselves the largest purchaser of storm shelters in the country by including one, with a lifetime warranty, in every home built. It provides a safe retreat when you need it and provides peace of mind throughout the year.
We might be a little biased, but perhaps the best part of moving to Oklahoma is the opportunity to buy a new construction home from Homes by Taber. We’ve worked incredibly hard to make a name for ourselves around the state, and our years of experience have made us known as Oklahoma’s Favorite Builder.
Taber homes and communities are Proudly Overbuilt, meaning we go the extra mile in every aspect of designing and constructing your home—with exceptional quality, unwavering safety, immense value, advanced smart home technology, innovative Healthy Home Technology initiatives and more. From the lot selected to the final coat of paint and everything in between, we have set the standard for builders in the area, providing homebuyers with peace of mind with their investment.
Once you’ve decided on the area and community that will be the best fit for your family, check out the floor plans offered. If you’re in need of a new place to live right away, browse our quick-move in homes.
Contact us today to learn more about how we can make your move from Texas to Oklahoma as stress-free as possible.