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San Antonio Tops Housing Markets, Austin and Houston Follow Close Behind

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Leading into the New Year Three Texas Cities Rank High in Housing Markets

In a recent Home Buying Institute article, Brandon Cornett looks at how the Texas housing market ranks against other markets. According to the latest MiMi numbers, San Antonio, Texas was the most stable housing market in the United States and Austin and Houston were also in the top 5.

Once again, Texas leads the nation

Ask nearly any expert and they will tell you that it is the technology and energy sectors that are driving growth in many American cities. That is certainly true of Texas, which is always on everyone’s list of most economically viable and fastest-growing states. The Milken Institute’s list of Best Performing Cities released last week had several Texas cities at or near the top. Once again, Texas leads the nation.

More great news for Texas today

More great news for Texas today as Toyota announced they are establishing their new North American Headquarters in the north Texas suburb of Plano, calling the move “the most significant change we’ve made to our North American operations in the past 50 years.”

Throughout Texas, special events are being held this weekend for Earth Day

 

Texas Dominates The Best Cities For Good Jobs - Forbes

Texas trounced the rest of the country our latest survey of the Best Cities for Good Jobs, with five metropolitan areas in the Top Ten, including the four best cities to find jobs in the next few years.

Top 3 Texas cities to Live

Who wouldn't want to live near the nation’s healthiest housing markets? According to Forbes, Houston is the #1 hot spot to live, with San Antonio at #4 and Austin following at #5. Our New Braunfels community, Vintage Oaks, reaps the best of both worlds, located directly between both San Antonio and Austin. For those in Houston, King Oaks in Bryan-College Station provides a retreat from big city life for both families and retirement.

Living near a top 5 location includes strong employment growth, growing communities, encouragement of new construction and low foreclosures. With job opportunities increasing in Texas, you can discover new opportunities in various industries such as oil, health care, gas, technology, transportation and energy. These top Texas areas are continually growing and thriving in an otherwise sluggish economy. The Houston, San Antonio and Austin areas are also desirable locations for upcoming politicians or those looking for new business opportunity or venture.

What’s going on in Texas?

SouthStar has seen amazing growth in 2012! We are so happy to have beautiful properties, wonderful owners and great staff. Each of our properties is unique and has something different to offer but one thing we have in common is celebrations! We love to have a good time, help our community and enjoy our beautiful properties. Below is a list of events that happened on our properties and this year. Don’t worry, there are still a few you can do!

 

Things to Do in the South that are Absolutely Free

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Southern Living recently published an article highlighting the top things to do in the South that are free of charge. Surprising to some, there were hundreds of exciting festivals, museums, tours and much, much more that won’t cost you a dime. Here, we’ve broken down some of the tried-and-true happenings in Texas, Georgia and North Carolina specifically. Our Bluegreen properties including Vintage Oaks at the Vineyard, Havenwood at Hunters Crossing, The Bridges at Preston Crossings, Lake Ridge at Joe Pool Lake, The Reserve at SugarTree, King Oaks, Sanctuary Cove at St. Andrews Sound and Chapel Ridge are all within a short driving distance from these wonderful, free activities. Enjoy!

Two Bluegreen Horse Communities Recognized by Horseback Magazine

Horseback Magazine recently recognized the 9 Best Horse Communities and two of Southstar Communities' properties made the list. Saddle Creek Forest in Magnolia, Texas and King Oaks in Bryan College Station, Texas are considered among the very best in Horseback's vast circulation area. Below is an excerpt from the article, Buying the Perfect Pasture for Your Horse (and a Place to Lay Your Head Too) published in their July 2009 issue. For information on additional horse properties developed by Southstar Communities, click here.