When looking for the fastest growing cities in the United States, one would naturally think mega city, metroplex, “Bright Lights,” “Big City” style.
So, stop multi-tasking for just a minute and read this:
According to the US census, the fastest growing city is Conroe, TX.
The population in this North Houston suburb grew 7.8% from July 1, 2015, to July 1, 2016, according to a recent report from the U.S. Census Bureau. That’s 11 times faster than most of the nation, which grew at an average pace of 0.7% over the same period.
(The Census data included only cities with at least 50,000 residents.)
The BIG growth happening for the most part in the “biscuits and gravy” south. (Maybe that’s why—Biscuits and Gravy, yum 😉
Populations shot up an average 9.4% in Southern cities and 7.3% in the West. Meanwhile, they rose only 1.8% in the Northeast and 3% in the Midwest.
Why?? Land Availability and pricing. Being able to afford the move definitely helps the ability to pick up and relocate.
What else? Lower taxes, of course. So, naturally large companies have this incentive and more to relocate in the south and specifically this area.
1 Conroe, TX, at 7.8%
2 Frisco, TX, at 6.2%
3 McKinney, TX, at 5.9%
4 Greenville, SC, at 5.8%
5 Georgetown, TX, at 5.5%
6 Bend, OR, at 4.9%
7 Buckeye, AZ, at 4.8%
8 Bonita Springs, FL, at 4.8%
9 New Braunfels, TX, at 4.7%
10 Murfreesboro, TN, at 4.7%
11 Lehi, UT, at 4.6%
12 Cedar Park, TX, at 4.5%
13 Meridian, ID, at 4.5%
14 Ankeny, IA, at 4.5%
15 Fort Myers, FL, at 4.5%
“Bright Lights, Big City” is a big part of the equation, however as Conroe is about 40 miles north of Houston. The second and third cities on the list—Frisco and McKinney in Texas—are about 30 miles north of Dallas. The fifth one, Georgetown, TX, is a suburb of Austin, TX.
The median listing price in the greater Conroe area, specifically NE and NW Montgomery County is $257,894, compared with $404,004 in the greater Houston area, and $196,720 in Walker County, according to The Mari Realty Report.
According to Mari Montgomery of The Mari Realty Report, “New construction growth is bonkers in Conroe and the greater Conroe area and it is definitely bleeding north to the greater Huntsville TX area,” says Mari Montgomery of Mari Realty. Mari continues, “This is a movement whose momentum cannot be stopped at this point, so if you do not like growth, brace yourselves.”
by Mari Montgomery–Broker/Owner, MariRealty.com…we get it SOLD!
Mari Montgomery is the Broker/Owner of MariRealty.com…we get it SOLD! is the #1 Agent in Single Family Home Sales in Walker County 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and #1 in Overall Sales in 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016 and #1 Listing Agent in Walker County 2014, 2015, 2016 per HAR.