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Where Former City Residents and Suburbanites in Texas Might Be Headed Next

With its high-impact economic growth and plenty of space to spread out, Texas has become a prime destination for people looking to move. Whether consumers are moving for a job or looking to settle down with their family, deciding between urban/suburban and rural spaces is a hot issue and a major factor in where new or long-time Texans choose to live. As home prices in cities rise, former city residents and suburbanites will head to rural areas that provide plenty of amenities for new homes in master planned communities.

Texas areas attracting new residents
​CNNMoney noted five Texas cities were ranked in the top 20 of all big metro areas in the U.S. for movers: Austin, Houston, San Antonio, Dallas and Fort Worth. These cities benefit from growth in both population and employment rates, which could increase demand for housing in these metro areas. Between 1990 and 2005, the state's population jumped 35 percent. The surge in population growth could result in higher purchase prices for new homes because of greater demand.

Master planned communities located outside metro areas like Austin offer amenities that appeal to all residents.