Over the past few years, attitudes have changed about where to live. Over 500,000 people a year are now moving to Texas. With more and more people working remotely, and internet speeds getting faster by the day, the ability to work from home, start a business, and compete globally has been simplified. It can be done almost anywhere. In Brownwood, many people are finding that we have the perfect combination of big city amenities combined with the small town Texas lifestyle.
We continue to see year over year growth in key metrics like sales tax revenue, new business development, increase in quality of life, investment in park spaces, new home and neighborhood development, and overall sense of community. As more and more people move into smaller Texas communities, it gives us an opportunity to expand and grow. Here are a few of the reasons you might find Brownwood to be the right place to start a family, start a business, or start a career.
Texas is one of only seven states that have no personal income tax, and has laws that are very business friendly, but maybe the biggest reason people are moving to Texas is affordability. Many people are fleeing states that have seen median home prices rise to over 1 million dollars. Texas has a lot of land and in many places that land is very affordable, like in Brownwood. The median home price currently listed in Brownwood is just under $160,000 but if you are looking for acreage, Brownwood has lots available with prices that go up all the way to nearly $6 million. This range and variety allows everyone to find what they need, and to do so in a way that is affordable to your budget.
Brownwood has a lot of history, it was incorporated in 1884, and like most smaller Texas towns, has seen its share of peaks and valleys. Today, Brownwood is on the rise with flourishing new businesses that are both locally-owned, and have a national footprint. The balance of new businesses like Chick-fil-a, owned by a local family with Brownwood roots which has a massive national footprint and fanbase, and a local newcomer like Teddy’s Brewhaus, which has also built a name for itself, helps ensure everyone finds what they want and encourages more growth. New businesses like Earth & Noble, 10 Mile Productions, and Stone’s Grove have all opened since January, and all within walking distance of each other. At the BMDD, we are proud to have helped play a role in helping each of these businesses get established with support throughout the process of getting up and running.
Brownwood is home to several major companies, including 3M, Kohler, and Superior Essex. These companies provide great job opportunities, and help provide stability for the Brownwood community. If you have a dream of setting up your own large scale industrial business with warehouse and square footage needs, or are looking to relocate your business, Brownwood can help in that area as well. We have lots available for immediate use or future development in our Industrial Park. Contact us at the BMDD for more information about these lots, and how the BMDD is ready to support industrial growth in Brownwood.
Maybe the most important reason to consider Brownwood for your professional life, family life, or business life, is that we have a friendly, supportive community that encourages success and supports growth in the community. Our motto is that Brownwood Feels Like Home, and we want everyone to have that experience whether just visiting for the weekend or making Brownwood your permanent home. If we can help you make the move to Brownwood, let us know at the Brownwood Municipal Development District, where we have support and resources available.