As a result of low cost of living, both employers and their employees benefit from a higher standard of living at a lower cost than almost anywhere else in the nation. Learn more at Visit Lubbock or Lubbock Economic Development Alliance.
Why live in Lubbock? Here are just a few reasons:
- In 2021 Lubbock was ranked 3rd best large city to start a business by WalletHub.
- In 2019 Lubbock was selected as a top retirement destination by Where to Retire magazine.
- In 2018 Lubbock ranked #5 as best mid-size city for new graduates.
- Lubbock was recently named America’s Best City for Professional Women.
- In 2018 Lubbock was named the #19 Best City for Veterans to live
- Lubbock is ranked #17 as one of the places in America people are getting richer
- According to www.findthedata.org, Lubbock is one of the best and cheapest places to retire.
- Lubbock recently ranked #4 among the 100 largest U.S. cities with the best work-life balance
- In February of 2015, The Milken Institute ranked Lubbock 20th of the Top 25 Best Performing Cities in the United States.
- Southern Business & Development Magazine features Lubbock as one of “Ten Sizzling Mid Market Economies in the South.”
- In January 2015, Lubbock was listed as #2 best city for employment with college degree(s) by Business Insider.
- In 2018, ranked #27 as Best Large City to Start a Small Business
- According to Nerd Wallet, Lubbock was ranked as the 18th Best City for Job Seekers in 2015.
- Vocativ named Lubbock the #15 best city in America for people 35 and younger.
- In November 2014, Lubbock was ranked as the 11th Best Place for Young Entrepreneurs in the Nation by NerdWallet.
- According to Global Trade Magazine, Lubbock was one of the top 10 cities picked for Best Skilled Workforce.
- In 2014, Forbes ranked Lubbock 7th in the nation on its list of Opportunity Cities.
- In 2012, Lubbock was named one of the top 100 Places for Young People by the Americas Promise Alliance.
- In 2012, the Americas Promise Alliance ranked Lubbock fourth for the Top 10 Best Hispanic Communities for Young People.
- In 2009, Children’s Health ranked Lubbock 35th on the list of the Best 100 Places to Raise Kids.
- The Milken Institute ranked Lubbock 16th out of 200 large cities for its five-year High-Tech GDP growth from 2001 to 2009.
- Overton Park is the largest private redevelopment project in the nation.
- Lubbock Lake Landmark is one of the world’s most important archaeology sites.
- Lubbock is home to the state’s first Level One Trauma Center and the only one in the region. Lubbock has more doctors per capita than Dallas, Phoenix, Denver, or Albuquerque.
- Texas Tech School of Law holds the best record over the past decade on the state bar exam.