Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Top Ten Cities.

photo by Anastasia Smith
Crescent Moon Productions

The Yahoo news report
of the top ten fastest growing cities in the country did not include our fair burg -- it did include Denton and McKinney, but if you read a little more into the article you will find that in numerical increase (not percentage) Fort Worth was number 4 nationally, San Antonio number 3, Austin 8, and Houston 1. That's nationwide, 4 of 10 cities with the biggest increase in population are in Texas. The U.S. population continues its migration south and west slowly but surely. No one knows exactly why, but some good reasons are surely weather, real estate prices, job availability, and the like. If you were to ask 100 people why they moved to Texas, you'd hear dozens of reasons.

Fort Worth is still growing like bluebonnets on I30 and that is mostly good, especially for homeowners. I've said it before and I'll say it again, if you think that the kind of growth that we are experiencing is bad, take a drive into Cleveland or Detroit. These two cities have lost almost 50% of their population in the last 10 years. That hurts.

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