Although Texas is popularly associated with the Southwestern deserts, less than 10% of the land area is desert. Most of the population centers in Texas are located in areas of former prairies, grasslands, forests, and the coastline. Texas has 23-million acres of woodlands, including four national forests and 125 state parks, from the great pine forests of the south and east to the rugged mountains of the west. Many are surprised to find out that Texas is one of the country's biggest wine-growing regions.
Texas Real Estate:
Texas has a very rapid population growth and high residential turnover. With a large percentage of family households. Many Golf, tennis, equestrian, neo-traditional, retirement communities, gated communities and master planned communities are found in Texas.
Texas is a very large state, with an incredibly diverse topography and therefore the Texas climate is hard to pinpoint. The Gulf Coast has a typically maritime climate, with hot, humid summers and mild winters. The central and northern areas are more continental, with hot summers and cold winters. Dry and hot conditions exist along the Mexican border in the southwest, and in the northwest, in the Texas/Oklahoma panhandle, winters are colder with snowfall a common occurrence. See Texas temperature charts.
Regions in Texas:
Big Bend Country, Gulf Coast, Hill Country, Panhandle Plains, Pineywoods, Prarie & Lakes, and South Texas Plains.
Texas Airports: Rick Husband Amarillo Int'l. Airport (AMA), Austin-Berstrom Int'l Airport (AUS), Brownsville/So. Padre Island Int'l Airport (BPT), Corpus Christi Int'l. Airport (CRP), Dallas Love Field (DAL), Dallas-Ft. Worth Int'l. Airport (DFW), El Paso Int'l Airport (ELP), William P. Hobby (Houston) Airport (IAH), San Antonio Int'l. Airport (SAT) and Waco Regional Airport (ACT)
Texas Facts: Population is ranked 2nd in the United States; State Capital- Austin, Texas; Largest Metro Area - Houston; Texas State Abbreviations - TX, Tex.
Texas Trivia: The word Texas is a corruption of a Native American term for 'friend', and the friendliness of the cosmopolitan Texan people is the cherry on the top for a state that has something to cater for everyone's interests, whether it be space flight or rodeo riding.
Texas State Government Resource Link: www.texasonline.com
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