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January 9, 2023

While many people think of Dallas, Houston, or San Antonio when considering Texas as a destination, Lubbock has a special charm all of its own.

Lubbock is commonly referred to as a hub city because of the prominent role that it plays in the economy, education, and healthcare sectors of the entire region. The city has also become home to numerous popular musicians, making it a musical hub for the state. 

Fun Facts: 

  • Lubbock has a current estimated population of more than 318,000 people.
  • Lubbock is home to Texas Tech University, otherwise known as the Red Raiders.
  • If you are a wine connoisseur, you will also enjoy knowing that Lubbock has several popular wineries that you are welcome to tour. Tasting is always available as well.
  • Over the years, Lubbock has grown in size substantially and is now the 10th largest city in the state. 
  • Housing is about 15% cheaper on average than in other places in the United States. Utilities run cheaper than average as well.


  • English Newsom Cellars: This winery opened in 1988 and features one of the state’s most prestigious vineyards. It has been considered one of the best places in the city for wine lovers.
  • Buddy Holly Center: Learn all about this Lubbock native that took the Rock and Roll world by storm. 
  • The Silent Wings Museum: In a 90-minute tour through the Silent Wings Museum, you’ll learn all about WW2 glider pilots. Did you know 80% of the war’s pilots were trained here? 
  • Prairie Dog Town: For a free, family-friendly activity, check out Prairie Dog town. Established in the 1930s, this plot of land protects the local prairie dog and provides an up-close experience with these little critters. 

Lubbock is a seldom talked about place that has many things going for it. No matter how many days you spend in the city, you will have more than enough to do to stay busy and entertained.


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