Texas Cities Dominate Forbes List



Dallas rounded out the nation’s top three fastest-growing cities on the new Forbes new list. With so many jobs being created in Texas, it’s no wonder that the Top 3 also included Houston at No. 1, and Austin at No. 2.


Amazingly, Texas held five of the Top 10 spots on the list, with Fort Worth at No. 8 and San Antonio at No. 10.


Cities on the list are categorized by Metropolitan Statistical Areas, or as Forbes says, “cities and their surrounding suburbs.” Dallas’ ranking also included Plano and Irving, while Fort Worth’s included Arlington.


Dallas’ credentials:

2014 population growth rate: 1.98%

2015 (Projected) population growth rate: 2.04%

Job growth rate: 4.1%

Unemployment: 4.91%

2014 Gross Metro Product Growth: 2.46%

Median pay: $67,500


To see the complete list of America’s top 20 fastest-growing cities according to Forbes, click here.


To learn more about residential real estate in the fast-growing D-FW region, click here.



Dallas No. 2 City for New Grads

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As a fresh group of college graduates seeks to begin a new phase in life — trading student status for professional titles — they’d be smart to give Dallas a close look. The city ranks No. 2 on Market Watch’s recently released list of the Top 10 Cities for New Grads.


The best cities in America to live, work and play were chosen based on mean entry-level income, average price of a one-bedroom apartment, proximity to postgraduate institutions, and social opportunities. The list also analyzes unemployment rates and the percentage of the population identified as millennials (ages 25 to 34).


According to MarketWatch, the Top 10 cities for new grads are:

1. Atlanta

2. Dallas

3. Houston

4. St. Louis

5. Minneapolis/St. Paul

6. Raleigh

7. Denver

8. Seattle

9. Boston

10. Washington, D.C.


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