Two Collin County cities, Frisco and McKinney, were named the fastest growing cities in America during the past decade, according to MSN Real Estate.
Not only that, but two other Texas cities, Denton and Round Rock, also made the top 15 list.
Frisco grew a total of 203.9 percent since 2000, for an estimated population of 107,050 at the end of 2010. Continued growth is expected to be 148,000 by 2015.
Of course we know why: 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:
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