Texas Rising March/April 2009

Texas Housing Markets Among Nation’s Strongest

Seven Texas cities ranked in Forbes magazine’s “America’s 25 Strongest Housing Markets.”

Texas CitiesRanking
McAllen#1
El Paso#5
Houston#7
Fort Worth#11
Dallas#13
Austin#14
San Antonio#16

Source: Forbes, January 2009

Texas ranked as the top relocation destination in the U.S. for the fourth year in a row, based on Allied Van Lines’ 41st Annual Magnet States Report, released in January.

  1. TEXAS
  2. North Carolina
  3. Virginia
  4. Colorado
  5. Oregon

Source: Allied Van Lines’ 41st Annual Magnet States Report

Texas’ four major metropolitan areas are among 25 U.S. cities that boasted the most Energy Star-certified buildings in 2008. According to the EPA, the energy-efficient buildings in Texas’ four large metros resulted in a total savings of $130.7 million.

CityEnergy Star BuildingsRanking
Houston145#3
Dallas-Fort Worth126#5
Austin77#13
San Antonio56#16

Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency