General Info

If you are considering homes for sale in Lubbock, Texas (population 236,065), you will want to know a little bit about the city, which is in the northwestern part of the state known as theLlano Estacado and is part of the southern end of the Western High Plains.  Lubbock boasts being the home to three fantastic universities: Lubbock Christian University, Texas Tech University, and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.  Lubbock has earned the nickname “hub city” because it is the center of the economic, health, education and social center of the South Plains.  The surrounding area is the largest worldwide contiguous cotton-growing region.

 Climate

Lubbock has a semi-arid climate which includes on average 19 inches of rainfall per year.  Summers in Lubbock can be hot with 80 days of the year reaching 90 degrees Fahrenheit or higher, but due to the arid climate and elevation, most of those nights the temperature rarely remains above 70 degrees Fahrenheit.  Winters are typically sunny and mild, but the nights can get cold, usually reaching below freezing temperatures.  You definitely get to experience all four seasons in Lubbock, Texas!

Economy

Lubbock was selected as the 12th best place to start a small business by CNNMoney.com.  CNN mentioned the city’s traditional business atmosphere, low rent for commercial space, its central location and cooperative city government.

In addition to the strong agricultural community that supports Lubbock’s economy, Lubbock has an additional array of employment available to people moving to this area, and the top ten include:

Local Activities and Notable Landmarks

Lubbock has many great activities and places to visit for all ages:

  • Science Spectrum and Omni Theater:  Offering hundreds of hands-on science exhibits, a giant OMNI theater and live science shows, this establishment entertains the whole family.
  • Museum of Texas Tech:  Established as an education resource for a diverse audience, this museum collects, researches, and disseminates information about the natural and cultural heritage of local and related regions.
  • The National Ranching Heritage Center:  Established to preserve the history (1700s to 1900s) of ranching from the pioneer life and the development of the livestock industry in North America, this site presents a real look at the Old West.
  • Buddy Holly Center:  This center promotes the legacy of Buddy Holly and preserves the history of Lubbock and West Texas music as well as provides an educational opportunity to educate and entertain the public through art.
  • Lubbock Lake Landmark:  This historic site provides leadership through preservation, research, and education, and reveals and preserves the cultural and natural heritages of both Texas and the nation.
  • Lubbock Water Rampage:  This water park serves up fun including a lazy river, big wave pool, a baby pool with slides, two 400 foot slides, snack shack, and a brand new pirate’s cove.
  • Red Raider Sporting Events:  This link provides the calendar of events of Texas Tech athletics.
  • Silent Wings Museum:  This public landmark serves as a place that strives to preserve and promote the historical military glider program of World War II by creating an environment for collecting, documenting, interpreting and exhibiting artifacts and information for public education and enjoyment.
  • Cactus Theater:  This Lubbock landmark was constructed in 1937 and is no longer home to movies, but is now home to some of the greatest live music and entertainment Lubbock has to offer.
  • Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts:  Visitors to this fine establishment have an opportunity to investigate, experience, and become inspired by the arts through educational programs, exhibitions, and performances that this center offers.
  • Joyland: This amusement park offers a wide array of fun in Lubbock which include the dizzy dragon, sky ride, carousel, bumper cars, train, several thrill rides, log rides, and kiddy rides.
  • Stars and Stripes Drive-In:  This unique place in Lubbock offers a piece of Americana thought to have disappeared, but NOT in Lubbock.
  • Walk of Fame:  This place Honors individuals who have a strong affiliation to Lubbock and the West Texas area who have devoted a significant part of their lives to the entertainment/music industry.
  • Prairie Dog town:  Its name says it all!
  • McKenzie State Park:  Lubbock’s largest park of 248 Acres includes Joyland, Prairie Dog Town, a golf course, and many other recreational areas.
  • The Moody Planetarium:  This establishment has a new state-of-the-art, full-dome digital projection system, capable of creating a brilliant, seamless image over the entire 30-foot dome surface, where spectacular images surround the audience, extending beyond peripheral vision and leading to an experience that is fully Immersive and totally engaging.
  • Buffalo Springs Lake:  This is Lubbock’s Oasis in the Wild West!

Education

Lubbock ISD provides strong academic, fine arts and athletic programming to a diverse population. From an International Baccalaureate diploma to Academic Decathlon, career and technical education courses and an award-winning swimming and diving program, hundreds of students transfer into LISD to take advantage of the wide array of programs only available in Lubbock ISD.

  • Lubbock High School has been recognized for three consecutive years by Newsweek as one of the top high schools in the United States. Lubbock High School is home to the only international baccalaureate (IB) program in the region. The IB program is one of the criteria examined by Newsweek in formulating their list of top high schools.
  • The Byron Martin Advanced Technology Center is where students from all four Lubbock ISD high schools attend to take advanced courses in: Automotive, Welding, Construction, IT, Audio Video Production, Graphic Design, Animation, 3D Graphics, Fashion Design, Architecture, GIS, Health Science, & Rocketry.

Carrying on a longstanding tradition of excellent education, Lubbock-Cooper ISD is a 3A district which boasts of several years of recognized and exemplary TEA statuses. Several of LCISD schools hold titles for academic and athletic competitions, and the demand for a Lubbock-Cooper education is so overwhelming that the district currently does not accept transfer students.  Since the school district’s inception, it has successfully maintained a hometown environment, while offering students all the opportunities afforded to students in larger, more urbanized districts.

Frenship ISD’s mission is to educate and develop all students by providing a foundation to empower them to reach their maximum potential and realize their opportunity of choice.

Housing

Lubbock has a great selection of housing.  For new homes in Lubbock, contact Black Dog Real Estate, Inc.  For homes for sale in Lubbock and real estate for sale in Lubbock visit our hot sheets or searches and contact one of us for showings.  There are many luxury homes in Lubbock to choose from also.  If you are searching for lots & land in Lubbock, look no further than Black Dog Real Estate, Inc.  We are your one stop shop for buying and selling homes in Lubbock, Central Texas & the Hill Country.