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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 58 41 $120,304 17 Austin 160 152 $241,212 29 Dallas-Ft. Worth 203 139 $176,450 29 Houston 186 210 $169,628 32 Los Angeles 250 196 $538,198 32 NY (Manhattan) 261 247 $423,254 39 Oklahoma City 13 25 $148,862 24 San Antonio 18 54 $149,495 27 San Francisco 259 199 $916,312 35 Washington D.C. 255 242 $411,387 38
Cost of Living and Utilities Source: C2ER - The Council for Community and Economic Research, 3rd Quarter 2016 Report (published October 2016)
Median Home Price and Commute Time Source: The Nielsen Company Demographic Snapshot Report - 2016 Estimate
My LBK Story
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.
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.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.
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