Monday, October 11, 2010

SA, 5th Fastest Growing City in North America

San Antonio made Joel Kotkin's list of North America's Fastest Growing Cities.  SA ranked 5th, after Raleigh/Durham NC, Austin, Salt Lake City, UT and Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  Yes, the ranking is for all the cities in North America, not just the US.

San Antonio, Texas

Last year this historic Texas metropolis--home to the Alamo--ranked second on our list "best cities for jobs" among larger cities. The region has been growing rapidly to well over 2.1 million. As the economy, particularly in Texas, recovers, an already strong health care sector will be joined by an expanding industrial base. One key factor in San Antonio's favor: stable house prices--even by Texas standards. PMI Mortgage Insurance Co.'s most recent risk index, which is a two-year measure, lists San Antonio as having the lowest risk from falling prices among large Texas cities.

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