Smith County is in Texas. Whether you are a potential homeowner looking for a lot for sale or a builder or developer seeking land for sale for your next project, the perfect property for you may be found in Texas. The Lone Star State is the second most populous, the largest of the 48 contiguous United States, and often lives up to the saying, “Everything is bigger in Texas.” Texas is home to 25.7 million residents and three of the top ten most populous cities in the country: Houston, San Antonio and Dallas. Other major cities include Austin, the state capital, El Paso and Fort Worth. Texas is located in the South Central United States, but its history and vast geographic, economic, and cultural diversity allows Texas to be considered both a Southern and Southwestern state. Many people associate Texas with deserts, but most of the population can be found among areas of former prairies, grasslands, forests and the coastline. Texas’s terrain is as varied as its people, ranging from coastal swamps and pine-filled woods, to sloping plains and craggy hills, then the desert and mountains of the Big Bend in the west. Texas is home to the Rio Grande River, and the Pecos, the Brazos, Colorado, and Red Rivers, as well as 3,700 streams and 15 major rivers. Texas has few natural lakes, but the state has built over 100 artificial reservoirs. Texas has long been the center of the cattle industry, home of the cowboy, and currently has the most farms and the highest acreage in the United States. The discovery of oil in the early 20th century dramatically changed the economics of the state. Texas subsequently made heavy investments in its university systems and developed a diversified economy, including a high tech industry. By 2010, Texas tied with California for the most Fortune 500 companies: 57. Texas leads the way in many other industries, including agriculture, energy, petrochemicals, computers and aerospace, and has the second-highest gross state product in the nation. It is also known as a “low taxes” state. Arts and music fans will be right at home in Texas. Houston is one of the few American cities with permanent professional resident companies in each of the major performing arts disciplines. Texas’s oldest art museum, founded in 1892, is the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Fort Worth and Dallas are both home to many museums and arts venues. Austin is known as The Live Music Capital of the World, hosting South by Southwest and Austin City Limits. San Antonio has become “The Tejano Music Capital of the World.”
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