Thursday, March 29, 2018

Austin Zip Code 13th Most Gentrified in US

78702 in East Austin is one of the most gentrified zip codes in the nation according to an analysis by RentCafe, reports Culturemap Austin.

Homes in the area, which includes the East Cesar Chavez, Holly and Chestnut neighborhoods, increased in value by 212 percent from 2000 to 2016. The percentage of the population with a bachelor’s degree went up 201 percent and household income went up by 47 percent. This rapid increase in wealth landed 78702 in the 13th spot on the list.

Houston had two zip codes on the list. 77003 in East Downtown was in the number 3 spot with a home value increase of 284 percent. 77007, which includes Rice Military, Memorial Heights, and parts of the Washington Corridor, ranked 19 on the list. Household income in that area went up by 114 percent.

Coming in at number 6 on the list, 76102, which includes downtown Fort Worth, had a 323 percent change in home prices, 103 percent increase in household income, and 122 percent increase in residents with Bachelor’s degrees.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Six Safest Cities in Central Texas

Six Central Texas cities were named to the list of the safest cities in Texas, Community Impact reports.

The National Council for Home Safety and Security examined crime statistics from the FBI along with population data to determine the list. Colleyville, a Fort Worth suburb, topped the list.

Hutto came in at the 7th spot on the list. Other cities in the Austin area in the top 50 were Georgetown at number 22, Leander at 24, Lakeway at 35, Cedar Park at 37, and Buda at 50.

Kyle nabbed the 54th spot, Pflugerville was 57, Round Rock was 83, New Braunfels was 101, San Marcos was 143, and Austin was 163.

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