Is San Antonio a Booming City?

Alamo City topped the national list of numerical advances, as 13,626 people moved here, far surpassing Austin's relatively small growth of just 1,056 newcomers.

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remains the second most populous city in the state. For the first time in a 10-year census, the ten largest cities in the United States now have more than 1 million people. More specifically, much of that growth is attributed to the population boom in New Braunfels, which the census named as one of the fastest-growing cities located just outside a major metropolitan center. As the New York Times points out, the burgeoning city of New Braunfels grew by more than 44 percent over the past decade, outstripping San Antonio's 8.1 percent growth.

McKinney has been a similar story for Dallas, while Conroe is for Houston. This expansion is largely attributed to an influx of Latinos and African-Americans, according to the New York Times. We know that home prices in Midland are skyrocketing, mainly due to the momentum that West Texas oil is experiencing. But where are people moving? Grapevine Texas Vintage Tarantula Railway Fort Worth Texas Train Skyline Houston is also a popular destination for those fleeing the California coast. 3% of migrants in the study arrived in Texas' most populous city.

One of my best sources on North Texas' growth is J. P. Piccinini, founder and owner of JP & Associates Realty (JPAR), who recently expanded his real estate business south of Austin and San Antonio. Piccinini says it's not done expanding yet. When asked about all this growth, he says it's all about the business climate, sweetheart.

Evidence of this is that while some markets are cooling down, the real estate markets in these Texas cities are still industry giants and challenging the market. New construction in Texas is providing much-needed inventory to support demand.