Today I am proud, but not surprised, to learn CNNMoney.com has named the city of Duncanville No. 1 for affordable home prices among America's growing cities. Duncanville was chosen from over 2,400 towns across the country with populations ranging from 8,500-50,000. Factors considered in the rankings included jobs, housing, schools and taxes, among others. Duncanville’s 2008 median home price of $99,648 and median annual family income of $72,243 clinched the top ranking.
As a GO TEXAN Certified Retirement Community, we already know Duncanville offers fantastic amenities, great employment opportunities and plenty of Texas hospitality. If you're looking for a home, Duncanville should be on your radar.
As I congratulate Duncanville, I'm also reminded that Texas has weathered the economic downturn better than most states. Our limited government and sensible tax structure help our dollars go farther than the national average. The message is well worth repeating - Texas is a great place to live.
Right now there are 28 GO TEXAN Certified Retirement Communities (CRC) across our great state. I invite cities and counties to look into this program and see all the wonderful benefits; maybe next year, you could top a list just like Duncanville. To learn more about the CRC program, go here.
To read the entire CNNMoney.com article go here. And again, congratulations to Duncanville!
Monday, August 3, 2009
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