Everyone Wants to be a Texan

U.S. News and World Report recently reported on the Top 100 Best Places to Live in the United States. The cities were evaluated on their value, desirability, job market and quality of life. Six Texas cities made the list and Drees Custom Homes currently builds in three of them.

The top Texas city on the list was Austin, coming in at #2. Topped only by Denver, Colorado, the capital city also earned the number 2 spot for the number of people relocating to the area. People are drawn to the city in droves with about 50 people moving to Austin every day. From the vibrant live music scene to the beautiful Hill Country landscape to the booming tech industry job market, more and more people are ready to call Austin home. Drees Custom Homes builds in 17 communities throughout the city with homes starting in the $380s.

Houston holds the number 17 spot on the list. Despite the oil industry slump, the city has seen a growth rate of 5.43 percent in the last five years. The city attracts people who want to work at some of the country’s largest companies. The city is also quite affordable with a median home price of $190,000. Houston is the newest market for Drees Custom Homes, which currently builds in eight communities.

The Dallas Fort Worth metroplex comes in at #21 on the list. This sprawling city offers both big-city excitement and suburban living. The city centers tend to draw young professionals, while young families looking for a small-town feel with easy city access fill the suburbs. The population has swelled in the last five years to 7 million residents. Drees Custom Homes is keeping up with the housing demand by building in 24 communities and offering homes starting in the $310s.

San Antonio (#23), El Paso (#71) and McAllen (#89) round out the Texas cities on the list. To learn more about the Top 100 Places to Live visit usnews.com. To learn more about finding your best place to live, visit dreeshomes.com or contact our New Home Specialist Anita Kosco at 1-866-265-2980.

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