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Now Everyone Knows Why We Live Here

Right click to expand the U.S. Census Bureau's population growth chart.
Right click to expand the U.S. Census Bureau's population growth chart.
Right click to expand the U.S. Census Bureau's population growth chart.

So, Dallas-Fort Worth added 162,250 residents between July 2006 and July 2007 -- which comes out to about 445 newcomers every day -- making the area the nation's tops when it comes to population growth. And what accounts for the growth? Simple, says the Associated Press' account:

Home prices continue to be a big factor. A report earlier this month by Global Insight found that housing prices in the Dallas area were undervalued by as much as 30 percent. Ann Sekesan, a pharmacy technician, moved her family from Pennsylvania to suburban Fort Worth last June after seeing spacious homes in Texas for under $200,000 on a television show.

"After we saw that on TV, my husband and I looked at each other and said, 'Have you ever been to Texas?" Sekesan said. "It's amazing the size of a home you can get down here. It's just incredible."

In other words, "Live Large. Think Big." For pennies on the dollar. --Robert Wilonsky


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