The Lone Star State of Texas is a big state, full of many cities, each with its own unique character and personality. From one end of the state to the other, there is plenty of diversity, and there are so many different places to enjoy and unique things to see and do.

If you’re thinking of making a move to Texas, you may find yourself feeling a bit overwhelmed because it has so much to offer – what city will you choose, and how will you decide? These are important questions. At, we’re here to help you find the answers. Here are some of many wonderful cities in Texas that you might want to consider as you search for your perfect part of the Lone Star State:

  • Austin: If you’re looking for a progressive and inclusive city in the South, Austin is calling your name. The metropolis has an eclectic mix of artists, high-tech workers, college students, blue-collar, and a vibrant LGBTQ community. You can find the full Austin Gay City Guide here.
  • Dallas: Located on the shores of the Trinity River in North Central Texas, Dallas is a beautiful, bustling city that is home to one of the largest LGBTQ communities in the United States. If you’re thinking of finding your next home in the Lone Star State, you may fall in love with all that Dallas has to offer. You can find the full Dallas Gay City Guide here.
  • Houston: Everything is bigger in Texas and Houston is proof. The largest city in the state, and fourth-largest in the nation, is known for doing things big! For the queer community, Houston does not fall short on making you feel at home. Read this article for everything you need to know before moving to Houston. You can find the full Houston Gay City Guide here.
  • Corpus Christi: Corpus Christi is the 8th largest city in Texas, covering 452.2 square miles, 124.3 of which are land, and 327.9 of which are water. The city is well-known as being a popular spring break and vacation destination in Texas, although there are plenty of residents too – well more than half a million, in fact. The city is known for its laid-back, friendly attitude, and for its coastal beauty, situated as it is on the Gulf of Mexico. It’s truly a wonderful place to live, work, and play. You can find the full Corpus Christi Gay City Guide here.
  • Amarillo: Located in the panhandle of Texas, Amarillo is a city known for its “urban cowboy” lifestyle. Amarillo is Spanish for the word, “yellow,” and is often called the “Yellow Rose of Texas”. It offers plenty of rodeos and state fairs each year to celebrate its unique cowboy cattle-raising heritage, but it also has a thriving arts and culture scene and growing LGBT community. For those who want a city with a vibrant history but an eye toward the future, a warm and welcoming community, and plenty to see and do all amid beautiful natural surroundings, Amarillo just might be for you. You can find the full Amarillo Gay City Guide here.
  • Fort Worth: Fort Worth is one of the fastest-growing cities in the nation, and it is quickly becoming a desired destination for many, including the LGBTQ community. Known for its hip arts scene, its lively nightlife, and all that it offers to see and do, Fort Worth is a city that is constantly growing and expanding, but that nevertheless continues to offer a warm western welcome to all who visit and call it home.  You can read the full Fort Worth Gay City Guide here.
  • El Paso: El Paso, also often called the “Sun City” is a sunny southwestern town with a warm and welcoming vibe. Those who live here love the unique character of this city and all that it has to offer – not the least of which is a thriving and growing LGBTQ community. Read the full El Paso Gay City Guide here.
  • Irving: Located in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth area, and just minutes from the Dallas Fort-Worth Airport, Irving is a city that allows residents to travel non-stop to and from every major city in the United States. Beyond traveling, however, there’s plenty to do if you say in Irving too – It’s a city with so much to offer and plenty to see and do. It’s also a place with plenty of business opportunities – In fact, Irving serves as the headquarters for six Fortune 500 companies. Beyond that, it’s a warm and welcoming place with a diverse community – in fact, it is frequently ranked as one of the most diverse cities in the United States. Irving also has a growing and thriving LGBTQ community where everyone can feel welcome and find their niche. Read the full Irving Gay City Guide here.
  • Lubbock: Located northwest of Dallas and south of Amarillo, Lubbock is the largest city in the South Plains area of Texas. Often called the “Hub City” because it is surrounded by five major highways, it’s easy to get to many other places from Lubbock – but that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty to see and do in the city itself. Lubbock is a diverse, thriving city with a rich heritage, and a growing and vibrant LGBTQ community. Offering plenty to see and do for everyone, Lubbock is a wonderful place to call home. Read the full Lubbock Gay City Guide here.
  • San Antonio: As the oldest city in Texas, and certainly, one of the most beautiful, San Antonio is a sunny southwestern town with a long and rich history, blended with a modern, progressive, and forward-thinking vibe. San Antonio is also known for being one of the most gay-friendly cities in Texas. It offers beautiful outdoor areas to explore, many historical attractions, eclectic dining and vibrant nightlife, and a diverse, multi-cultural mix of people and neighborhoods. Truly, there is something in San Antonio for everyone. Read the full San Antonio Gay City Guide here.

After you’ve decided which Texas city is the best fit for you, your next step should be to connect with a realtor who knows that city and its neighborhoods well, and who can help you find a home that you will love and enjoy for many years to come. If you’re ready to do exactly that, at, our over 2000 LGBTQ realtors are here for you, and ready to help! Choose an agent and start a conversation – there is never a cost or obligation. We look forward to helping you find your perfect Texas home soon!