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Houston Tops List of Most Popular Places to Move to in the U.S.
October 31st, 2019
By Melissa Fox

Texas has seen incredible growth over the past few years, and according to a new study, the most popular place to move to in Texas is our very own Bayou City.

Real estate site CommercialCafé recently analyzed net population gains through metro-to-metro migration to determine which cities have become the most popular destinations for people to flock to, and Houston is one of the top places for newcomers to call home.

Houston grabs the third spot on the list with an average net gain of 32,821 new residents.

"Among the three Texas metros on our list, Houston saw the largest population increase through metro-to-metro migration," according to the report.  The most substantial source of Houston's growth comes from Texas' other large metro areas, with 16,306 of the new residents coming from Dallas-Fort Worth, followed by Austin with 9,304 and 7,443 of the new Houstonians flocking from San Antonio. 

The region's surge in residents has been beneficial to the business districts, as well as the housing market. "This growth is visible in Space City's many business districts, which added almost 18 million square feet of office space between 2013 and 2017," said the report. "This amount surpasses that of any other metro in the top 10. The Houston housing market is also on the upswing. The number of housing units here increased by an average of 2.1%—or 52,841 units—each year."

The Dallas-Forth Worth metroplex made number four on the list with an average net gain of 30,639 new residents, and Austin follows at number six with an average of 26,733.

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