Located in the northwestern part of Texas, Lubbock, Texas is part of the ecological system known as the High Plains. The city, which is known as Hub City due to its position as the position as an economic, education and health care hub for the Permian Basin, is the 11th most populous city in Texas and was once named the 12th best place to start a business. Southwestern-style 2- and 3-bedroom homes are most popular, but it is also common to design and build your own modern home.
Lubbock is home to several popular neighborhoods. City Center is an eclectic mix of single-family homes and high-rise apartments and is known as a college neighborhood. Residents who prefer a more suburban feel might like West End Place, which consists mainly of families. Preston Smith is known as a quiet area with older adults who are nearing retirement age while Jackson-Mahon is popular for 4th Street, which provides many area businesses and entertainment options. For this reason, many of the neighborhood’s residents are college students, young professionals or young couples. Lubbock is home to several newer housing developments that offer family-friendly neighborhoods and large, comfortable homes. These include Trails at Regal Park, Bella Mia Estates and Cedar Park.
Colleges and medical centers are popular places of employment in Lubbock, Texas. Texas Tech University, Covenant Health System and Lubbock Independent School District are the city's top three employers in terms of numbers. University Medical Center, AT&T, Convergys and the City of Lubbock also employ many of the area's workers. Retail and food service are other common industries due to the area's many shopping centers. Additionally, Lubbock is known for call centers, software development firms, data processing centers and even has a growing information sector. Finally, Texas Tech University has a growing energy industry that focuses on research of soil, water and wind energy.