Given its status as the ninth largest city in the state of Texas and the fact that it is home to Texas Tech University, housing and lodging are always in demand in Lubbock, Texas. Both hotels in Lubbock, Texas and Lubbock, Texas real estate offer visitors and those planning for a longer stay in the city considerable variety.
In downtown Lubbock, Texas hotels include the Four Point by Sheraton which is pet friendly and features a fitness center and restaurant. The Holiday Inn Hotel and Towers, the Howard Johnson Express Inn, and the La Quinta Inn Civic Center are also available in this same part of Lubbock.
Off South Loop 289, Lubbock, Texas hotels include the Residence Inn by Marriott, which specializes in extended stays. The Holiday Inn Park Plaza, the Ashmore Inn & Suites, Courtyard by Marriott, the Extended Stay Lubbock Southwest, the Fairfield Inn by Marriott, the Hampton Inn, Comfort Suites, Embassy Suites, Homewood Suites, and La Quinta Inn West & Medical Center are also located along this stretch of highway.
Along I-27 Lubbock, Texas hotels include the Best Western Lubbock Windsor Inn, the Comfort Inn, the Holiday Inn Express Hotels & Suites, the Ramada Inn Regency Hotel, and the Barcelona Court.
For Lubbock, Texas hotels in the area of Texas Tech University itself see either the Days Inn Texas Tech University or the Rodeway Inn. With this high volume of hotels in Lubbock, Texas it is usually possible to get a room that pleases you in both an aesthetic and economic sense. Be aware, however, that during football games and other large sporting events at the University or at a major University occasion like graduation, rooms fill very quickly and well in advance.
If a visit isn't enough or if you are in the market for Lubbock, Texas real estate as housing for your college age child it is highly recommended that you seek the services of a real estate professional. Especially in the vicinity of the University campus Lubbock, Texas real estate that is "for sale by owner" can carry grossly inflated prices. A professional realtor will assure that you pay a price appropriate for the area in which you are buying.
The median price for a residence in Lubbock in the year 2000 was approximately $50,000 with rental units going for four hundred to five hundred dollars a month. Both have, of course, increased since, but have remained in line with the average annual income of thirty thousand dollars for males and twenty thousand for females. (Income figures are derived from the 2000 census.)
As a city of more than two hundred thousand, the demand for lodging either in Lubbock, Texas hotels or via a Lubbock, Texas real estate purchase continues to increase. Much of this demand is driven by visitors to Texas Tech University or by students seeking off-campus housing. While many move into apartments, increasingly parents buy real estate as an investment during their children's college years. Both trends point to Lubbock as a thriving community that is continuing to grow and expand.