Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Frisco, McKinney top two fastest growing cities in America
Denton made the list at No. 13.
Frisco and McKinney were the two fastest growing cities in America during the last decade, according to figures released last week by MSN Real Estate.
The city of Frisco grew a total of 203.9 percent since 2000, for an estimated population of 102,413 in 2009. The estimated population of Frisco at the end of 2010 was 107,050, and is estimated to be 148,000 by 2015.
Christopher Solomon of MSN Real Estate said, "No wonder city officials recently gave this city 25 miles north of Dallas the slogan, 'Progress in Motion.' It was the fastest growing city with more than 100,000 people in the entire country in the 2000s."
He explained, "Frisco has some of the best schools in the state. Collin College, Dallas Baptist University, the University of Dallas, and Amberton University all have campuses in Frisco. The city is also home to minor league basketball, hockey and baseball teams, and has quality arenas and ballparks.
Many people are employed in Frisco at the large T-Mobile USA campus. The headquarters and training facilities for the Dallas Stars, a National Hockey League team, are also located in Frisco."
MSN Real Estate reported that the population of McKinney grew 135 percent between 2000 and 2009, to 127,672, good enough for second on MSN Real Estate's list. McKinney's population is estimated to now be more than 130,000, and its 2015 population is projected at 150,602.
"North Texas has a lot of fast-growing communities," Solomon said, "and there's a lot of competition for where people can live and businesses can relocate. But people have been voting with their feet and trooping to McKinney. They like that they're within striking distance of downtown Dallas, 30 miles to the south, yet at the same time can live in a place that has elements of small-town charm."
MSN Real Estate named the 15 fastest growing cities in America. Denton came in at No. 13, having grown 48.5 percent to a population of 122,830 between 2000 and 2009.
The 15 fastest growing cities in America were listed as:
1. Frisco, Texas
2. McKinney, Texas
3. North Las Vegas, Nevada
4. Gilbert, Arizona
5. Port St. Lucie, Florida
6. Victorville, California
7. Round Rock, Texas
8. Elk Grove, California
9. Cape Coral, Florida
10. Peoria, Arizona
11. Miramar, Florida
12. Murfreesboro, Tennessee
13. Denton, Texas
14. Henderson, Nevada
15. Irving, California
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