Texas has so much to offer people when they move to the Lone Star State. However, some red flags are too big to ignore, and we have all the details.

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There is a ton of great stuff that Texas has to offer new residents. Friendly people, great Tex-Mex food, lots of beaches, and of course... Buc-ee's.

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However, Texas does have its fair share of crime-ridden areas that you want to avoid for the safety of yourself and your family. Other factors to look at are the cost of living, average annual income in the area you are interested in, air quality/pollution, weather, and so much more.

The website Money Inc. looked into all these factors and more to help us determine which cities you should avoid when moving to Texas.

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Top 5 Cities You Should Avoid When Moving To Texas:

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5. Beaumont, Texas

Beaumont is a dangerous city. They have a very high rate of violent and property crimes. The odds of you being robbed, assaulted, murdered, or raped are about one in seventeen.

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4. Houston, Texas

H-Town is the largest metro area in Texas. Just like in Beaumont, you have a one in seventeen chance of being involved in a violent or property crime.

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3. Lubbock, Texas

Lubbock isn't even close to being one of the larger cities in Texas, however, it's crime rate is even higher than those of larger cities. Your chances of experiencing a violent or property crime are one in sixteen.

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2. San Antonio, Texas

If you think it's bad to live in Lubbock, that city hasn't got anything when compared to San Antonio. The odds of being involved in a violent crime or property crime in San Antonio are one in fifteen.

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1. Dallas, Texas

Dallas has some of the worst neighborhoods in Texas:

  • South Dallas - crime rates is 135% higher than the national average
  • Convention Center District - crime rates are 299% higher than the national average
  • Cedar Crest - violent crime is 302% higher than the national average
  • South Boulevard Park Row - violent crime is 658% higher than the national average

To see the Top 20 cities you should avoid when moving to Texas according to Money Inc., click here.

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