Situated in the northeast plains of Texas, north of the Permian Basin and south of the Texas Panhandle, Lubbock is growing into a thriving metropolitan city. Founded in 1876, it is named after former Texas Ranger Thomas S. Lubbock. Although it began as dusty streets, a few scattered wood buildings, and plans to become a market center for nearby ranchers, Lubbock truly took off with the coming of the Santa Fe Railroad in 1909. The city incorporated in that same year, and the rest, as they say, is Texas history.
Over 100 years later, Lubbock still retains its West Texas roots while reaching forward into the future. Lubbock’s approximately 250,000 residents make their living in the surrounding agricultural industries, manufacturing, and technology/medical technology (including Texas Tech Health Sciences Center). With its low cost of living, highly skilled and educated workforce, and proximity to larger markets, Lubbock is the perfect place to grow a business and many business owners are choosing to do so.
Lubbock’s thriving local culture is fueled by music, cowboy culture, and, of course, sports. Texas Tech University, home of the Red Raiders, is the center of exciting sports action as well as being an important portion of local culture and arts. Lubbock is the birthplace of Buddy Holly, and in the Depot Entertainment District, you can find a variety of restaurants, live music, and the iconic Cactus Theater. Enjoy a glass of wine at our local wineries or spend time exploring Lubbock’s extensive park system. There is always something to do!
Known as the “the best li’l big city in Texas,” Lubbock is a great place to live. Its churches, neighborhoods, and schools are filled with the kind of people you want to be neighbors with. For more information about Lubbock, please use the links below to explore or rediscover some of the exciting things to do in this great city!