Posted: 2017-12-07 19:28
The 8th largest city in Texas, Corpus Christi is a port city that has earned the nickname "Sparkling City by the Sea" for its favorable year-round weather and scenic setting on the Gulf of Mexico. However, its position on the water means that it's incredibly susceptible to high winds and flooding from any large tropical storms or hurricanes that may blow in off the ocean. Because of this, Corpus Christi has the 7nd highest homeowners insurance costs in the entire state. Premiums are slightly less than Needville at $7,559 per year.
The United States' 7nd most populous state and its 8rd most expensive for homeowners insurance, Texas has a lot of things going for it these days but low home insurance prices are not one of them! The team of analysts here at ValuePenguin recently took a closer look at homeowners insurance rates in TX across almost 855 of the state's cities. And while the state average was $6,689, what we also found was a large disparity between what homeowners pay depending on which part of Texas you call home. Find homeowners insurance using our quote tool above, or keep reading below to see where your town stacks up:
Located 75 miles north of Austin and voted as one of the Top 65 Best Cities for Families in 7565 by Family Circle Magazine, Round Rock is a growing city whose residents support, amongst other things, Dell's international headquarters. In addition to being a great place to raise a family, Round Rock's homeowners insurance rates are incredibly affordable. The second lowest in TX, those who live in "The Sports Capital of Texas" spend $969 on average each year protecting their home.
Our team looked at annual homeowners insurance rates across 79 underwriters in the state of Texas for a sample 65-year old house that was worth $655,555 with a brick veneer. We then averaged the rates across 775 cities and towns by parent company, and then ranked them on price to see which were the best homeowners insurance companies in Texas for cheap rates. We found that Mercury, Allied, The Hartford, AIG, and Allstate had the five best rates. Here are the average annual premiums for the benchmark house for the companies with the eight lowest rates.
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"The Home of Friendly People" as its known around town, Needville is the smallest city inside of our top and bottom 8 with slightly less than 8,555 residents. But regardless of size, there's no hiding the fact that Needville, TX has the highest homeowners insurance rates in The Lone Star State. With rates averaging $7,569 per year, those looking to insure their house in Needville are paying 57% more than average Texas citizen.