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Westin Homes is now building in Conroe, Texas! The Fastest Growing City in the Nation!
May 25, 2017
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For those buyers looking to purchase a new home in Conroe, Texas, (The fastest growing city in the nation according to the US Census Bureau); Westin Homes will soon be offering some of our most popular plans along with a few exciting brand-new floor plans!  Our model home is well under way and pricing should be announced later this month.

Below are excerpts from an article written by Jesse Mendoza for the Community Impact Newspaper (Published May 24, 2017) talking about Conroe and the US Census Bureau’s findings:

“The U.S. Census Bureau announced on Wednesday that Conroe topped the list of the fastest growing cities in the nation.

Of the top 15 fastest growing cities, 10 cities were located in the south and 6 of those are in the state of Texas, according to the bureau. The city of Conroe population grew from 76,362 residents in July 2015 to 82,286 residents in July 2016. That is a jump of 5,924 residents.

Representing a 7.8 percent growth in population, Conroe outpaces other top cities with a population of more than 50,000 residents—such as Frisco and McKinney, which came in as No’s. 2 and 3 on the list with 6.2 and 5.9 percent population growth, respectively, according to the bureau.

The U.S. Census ranked Conroe as the fastest growing city in the nation, by percentage, between July 2015 and 2016. Conroe tops the list with 7.8 percent growth, a 1.6 difference compared to second on the list, Frisco.

  1. Conroe, TX…..7.8 percent growth
  2. Frisco, TX…..6.2 percent growth
  3. McKinney, TX…..5.9 percent growth
  4. Greenville, SC…..5.8 percent growth
  5. Georgetown, TX…..5.5 percent growth
  6. Bend, OR…..4.9 percent growth
  7. Buckeye, AZ…..4.8 percent growth
  8. Bonita Springs, FL…..4.8 percent growth
  9. New Braunfels, TX…..4.7 percent growth
  10. Murfreesboro, TN…..4.7 percent growth
  11. Lehi, UT…..4.6 percent growth
  12. Cedar Park, TX…..4.5 percent growth
  13. Meridian, ID…..4.5 percent growth
  14. Ankeny, IA…..4.5 percent growth
  15. Fort Myers, FL…..4.5 percent growth

Conroe Mayor Toby Powell said he is surprised Conroe made the list as No. 1, but that he expected to be in the top 10 fastest growing cities in the nation.

“It is unbelievable,” Powell said. “It means so much for the area. It is a goal to be the best of the best. We are doing something right. It is all about quality of life for the citizens.We are a small town but we have a big heart.””

He said the rise of population can be attributed to job creation in the city and the surrounding area by employers such as those at the Conroe Park North Industrial Park in Conroe and the ExxonMobil campus is Spring, as well as the numerous developers building new homes in the city to accommodate those employees.

“I attribute it to the vision that these large development groups like Johnson Development Corp. and the Howard Hughes Corp.,” Powell said. “They see the vision that we have. We have ExxonMobil at our front door. We are reaping the harvest from the growth from people that work there and want to live in a large town with a small town atmosphere. That is what we are.”

The city continues to expect population growth in the coming years and projects it will reach a population of 100,000 residents by the year 2020, Powell said.”