A company called BestPlaces.net published its latest study this week, which ranked the top 10 cities to move to. The company considers several factors, including population, crime, cost of living and job market. Fort Worth and Austin, Texas placed among the top 10 cities listed.
"These days, you want a job and to make sure you can get a house there," said Bert Sperling of BestPlaces.net, which helps people find the best places to live, work or retire.
The article states that one of the best things about living right outside of the DFW Metroplex is that you are close enough to the big city to get all of the conveniences that go along with it, but it can also give you the privacy and serenity of country living as well. The Fort Worth area also boasts a cost of living that is 14 percent cheaper than the national average. It has a blooming arts and culture scene, and one of the best zoos in the country. Arlington, which is also close by, is now home to the Dallas Cowboys football stadium and the Texas Rangers baseball team.
Bluegreen has three communities near the DFW area – Lake Ridge at Joe Pool Lake, which offers lakeside living and a prestigious golf course lifestyle. The Reserve at SugarTree is another one of our exceptional master-planned communities in the Fort Worth area, just 12 miles from Weatherford on the shores of the Brazos River. Residents at SugarTree enjoy a heavily wooded community with sparkling ponds and natural creeks, as well as its share of golf course views. The Bridges at Preston Crossing is located just north of Dallas in Gunter, Texas, and is home to the new Fred Couples Signature Golf Course, a 17-acre Equestrian Center, and a 24-acre lake for fishing and canoeing.
The Austin area was also voted high in the best cities to move list, based on its quality of life and affordability. The unemployment rate in the area is 6.5 percent, well below the U.S. average of 10.2 percent. The article notes that the area has been described as a "crazy quilt," stitching together everything from art, improv comedy and country music to environmentalism and high tech.
Bluegreen also has two communities near Austin – Havenwood at Hunter’s Crossing near Gruene, a river town that has been “gently resisting change since 1872,” and Vintage Oaks at the Vineyard in New Braunfels, which is vineyard living at its finest with full access to the area’s Texas Hill Country Wine Trail. Vintage Oaks is the fastest-growing community in Comal County, and offers residents beautiful hill country panoramic views from their own porches.
For more information on these communities, and to learn about current specials and offers, visit www.bluegreencommunities.com.