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Austin Rocks! Austin Ranks #1 For Places to Be - 6.1% Economic Growth

Texas is the Place to Be!  Yes, it's true, according to a new report out by Forbes Magazine. Texas holds 3 of the top 5 fastest growing cities in the country.

Yep, you guessed it, AUSTIN tops the list!!  Austin Texas has a projected economic growth rate of 6.1% through the year 2016 with a population BOOM of 2.8%. Where are all these people going to live? Just another reason why there are so many new construction communities in the area, especially in the faster growing areas of Austin suburbs.

Three hours north is the Second on the list, Dallas Fort Worth. You would think that with over 6 million people they already have, that the growth they continue to get wouldn't be that large of a measurable percentage, but they're calculated at a 2.2% population growth rate through 2016 and 5% economic growth rate.

Third is San Jose, yadda yadda, blah blah... :)

Two hours to the SE is Houston with an econimic growth rate of 6.1% and a population growth rate of 2%. Why so many people like to live in Humid cities, I don't know, but Houston is thriving, let's drill for more oil down there!

To round out the top 5, Salt Lake City, Utah comes in Fifth. San Antonio Texas came in Ninth, so there's another one for Texas in the Top 10.

For more proof about Austin and the surrounding area, watch this 4 minute video that will get you pumped up to move here. Then, call me and I can help you with your move. What's not to love about Austin Texas? You have Lakes, Rivers, Hills, Trees, Caves, Natural Springs, the Capitol, and so much more.  I look forward to talking with you!

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Donna Harris, REALTOR®
RE/MAX Austin Skyline

Austin TX Real Estate and the surrounding areas of Lakeway, Bee Cave, West Lake Hills, CedarPark, Round Rock, Spicewood, Circle-C, Steiner Ranch, and everywhere in between... Hill Country Austin TX Real Estate and beyond. Whether you're buying or selling an Austin home, I'll be with you every step of the way. 

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Comment balloon 2 commentsDonna Harris • November 26 2012 11:57AM


Texas is doing a good showing with the growth Donna. Some of it for all those cities is business friendly environments. The growth is taxing us on the roadways however. I have never seen the traffic as high as it is everywhere these days.

Posted by Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) almost 8 years ago

Donna, great video on Austin TX....would love to know how you did all this????

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Vision Quest Realty) almost 8 years ago