Although a larger state doesn’t mean that it’s better: it does mean that it’s got a lot more land to spread out and have fun with. The largest states in the USA are very proud of their status and size, and two of the states on this list are constantly talking about this landmass.
These are the largest states in America, which makes them so special to those who live there.
Although many falsely think that Texas is the largest state in the country: that title goes to Alaska! Alaska takes up over 17% of the country’s landmass and fills every inch of it with beautiful nature and wildlife. There’s no end to the gorgeous views you can take in while you’re here. Unfortunately, this area is expensive to live in, but it’s worth it when you get to enjoy the glaciers, gorgeous winters, and easy cooler summers.
Although most Texans don’t realize it, Alaska has pride in being the largest state, and locals are known for joking about Texas being smaller. What’s wrong with poking a little fun at a common misconception, though?
There’s no question that Texas is a huge state. Filling out 7% of the country’s landmass, Texas takes up enough room to ensure that you’ll face a ten-hour drive while staying within the same state if you’re driving from Dallas apartments to a home in El Paso. Most of the population is spread out, with the most populated area being Harris County, with more people than several states combined.
Texas has a lot of personalities; it’s a fun and interesting state, from its gulf coastline to the far west deserts. Whether you’re considering a vacation or somewhere to live: Texas should make the top of your list.
If California were its nation: it would rank as the world’s fifth-largest economy. This massive state takes up almost five percent of the landmass of the USA and gives a lot back when it comes to taxes, food, entertainment, and technology. This state is a powerhouse capable of supporting a lot of the USA without having to brag about it.
From the movies and filming that happens in Hollywood to Silicon Valley and up into the vineyards and gorgeous cooler weather of Northern California, you can find a piece of this state that perfectly fits you, regardless of where you’re from.
When thinking about giant states, many don’t consider Montana, but this gorgeous mountainous area takes up almost four percent of the country’s landmass. The population of Montana is thinly spread out, but it’s a great space to go if you want to take in the best views and most friendly people.
The state isn’t all mountains; from ranges in the west to piedmont and plains in the east, you can view a huge assortment of wildlife and beautiful scenery regardless of where you are in the state. Montana may be far less populated than the other states on this list: but it’s an awesome place to live for those who call it home!