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How Does LBK Compare?
See for yourself how Lubbock compares to other cities in Texas and across the United States, including cost of living, median home prices, utilities and more.
median home prices, utilities and more MSA Lubbock 91 107 $125,939 49 18 Austin 158 200 $240,997 59 29 Dallas-Ft. Worth 205 207 $179,628 91 30 Houston 181 204 $171,635 150 32 Los Angeles 259 261 $559,141 252 32 NY (Manhattan) 267 267 $534,657 259 44 Phoenix 141 183 $210,999 81 28 San Antonio 42 59 $157,158 7 27 San Francisco 266 266 $982,835 265 35 Washington D.C. 263 263 $515,446 207 33
Cost of Living and Utilities Source: C2ER - The Council for Community and Economic Research, 2017 Q3 (published November 2017)
Median Home Price and Commute Time Source: The Nielsen Company Demographic Snapshot Report - 2017 Estimate
*Out of 267 MSA’s
My LBK Story
Rey Carrasco, civil engineer and project manager for Kimley-Horn, moved to Lubbock to attend Texas Tech University. After graduating with a degree in engineering, Carrasco began his career working for the Texas Department of Transportation in Dallas. Watch below to discover why 12 years later he and his family made the decision to return to Lubbock.
Audra Tapperson, a private duty licensed vocational nurse (LVN) for BrightStar Care, began her career in Lubbock before moving out-of-state. While she continued to work in health care, Tapperson found it to be very different from her Texas beginnings. Watch below to discover what influenced her family’s decision to return to Lubbock.
After deciding to pursue a career in the natural sciences, Calvin Clark chose to attend Texas Tech University because of its good reputation, exceptional academic center and outstanding medical facilities. Upon graduation from nursing school, Clark moved to Austin, continued his education and became a nurse practitioner. Five years later, Clark and his family felt a pull to come back to Lubbock. Watch Calvin Clark’s story below and see why happiness for him and his family is Lubbock, Texas growing nearer and nearer.
Upon graduating from Texas Tech University, Lubbock native Bobby Cude moved to the metroplex to launch his IT career. Thirteen years later, he was burned out from driving 80 miles a day and trying to keep up with the big city’s aggressive work environment. On top of that, he was missing his kids’ recitals, plays, band practices, etc. That was when Bobby and his wife decided it was time for a change of pace. It was time to return home. Watch his LBK Story below.
Upon graduating from Texas Tech University, Shallowater native Matt Bohn accepted a position in Austin as a software engineer at IBM. It didn’t take long for Bohn to quickly realize life in Austin was not what he had expected. One year later, a well-timed job offer was just what Bohn needed to come back home. Today, he continues his work in Lubbock at Bohn Technology Solutions, LLC – his entrepreneurial endeavor. Watch his LBK Story below.
A job offer in Austin took Jordan Backus away from Lubbock, but three short months later, she made the choice to return and continue her career in the “Hub City.” While she took a slight pay cut, she quickly realized she was bringing home more money than before, thanks to Lubbock’s lower cost of living. Watch Jordan’s LBK Story below to see the other ways her life grew richer upon her return.
Laura Valdez, nurse manager for the Covenant Children’s ER, originally came to Lubbock to study interior design at Texas Tech but quickly discovered a love for health care. After graduating from the Covenant School of Nursing, Valdez took a job opportunity in Dallas. Watch her story below and see why seven years later, she decided to return to Lubbock.
After being honored with a Fulbright Scholarship, Ecuador native Jorge Baquero chose to attend Texas Tech University because of its computer science program. After graduation, it was Baquero’s obligation to return to Ecuador. Two years later, it was his choice to return to the home of his alma mater and give back to the university that had given so much to him. Watch Jorge Baquero’s story below to see the many reasons he and his family call Lubbock home.
Born and raised a self-proclaimed Austinite, DaLynn Prather, OR circulating nurse at Grace Medical Center, moved to Lubbock to attend Texas Tech University. After graduating from nursing school, Prather took a full-time nursing job in Austin. Watch below and see why 18 years later Prather and her family made the decision to return to Lubbock.
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