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Big or small, McLaren-Hill covers it all.  From the robust metropolitan area of Dallas/Fort Worth to the fastest growing city in the US,–Austin and every place in between.  Whether you are looking to relocate to the city or retire in a quaint community, McLaren-Hill can help you find the home and lifestyle of your dreams!

Dallas/Fort Worth | AustinGeorgetown | Round Rock | Middle Tennessee

Dallas/Fort Worth

dallasDallas/Fort Worth Metroplex encompasses 12 counties.  The DFW Metroplex is the economic and cultural hub of North Central Texas.  With a population of over 6.8 million, DFW is the 4th largest metropolitan area in the country.  The DFW Metroplex encompasses 9,286 square miles making it the largest land-locked metropolitan area in the US.  DFW is larger in size than Rhode Island and Connecticut combined.

The Metroplex has one of the highest concentrations of corporate headquarters in the US.  ExxonMobile, AT&T, American Airlines, Kimberly-Clark, JCPenney, Texas Instruments, Southwest Airlines, Dean Foods and Dr.Pepper Snapple are a few of the 10,000 headquarters in the area.  The workforce is robust and continues with rapid growth.  Recently Toyota announced its relocation of their headquarters from Torrance, California to Plano, Texas.  American Airlines locally employs 22,077, Wal-Mart with 21,133, Lockheed Martin with 15,900 and JCPenney with 7,900

DFW Metroplex is home to several sports teams and sporting events.  The 5 major sports teams are Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers, Dallas Mavericks, Dallas Stars and FC Dallas.  Some of the notable sporting events held in DFW include Super Bowl XLV(2011), NBA All-Star Game(2010), NHL All Star Game(2007), MLB All-Star Game(1995) and most recently NCAA Men’s Final Four(2014).  The Red River Rivalry between University of Texas and University of Oklahoma (TX/OU) has been held Dallas for over 102 years.

 

Austin

Austin Motel, Austin, TexasAs the state capital, Austin embodies the spirit of Texas.  Forbes has ranked Austin the number one fastest growing city in the U.S. for the 4th year in a row.   Austin has an estimated population growth of 2.5% or as Austin Demographer, Ryan Robinson has found, approximately 110 people per day are moving to Austin.   In 2013, Austin’s economy grew 5.9%.

Austin is home to the University of Texas with 38,000 undergraduate students and 12,000 graduate students.  UT has the highest rankings in the state for business, engineering and law degrees.  There are 29 public schools, 17 charters schools and 69 private schools in Austin.

Residents for Austin are known as “Austinites” and for “Keeping it Weird”.   They include a diverse workforce of government employees, musicians, tech-savy hipsters, blue-collar workers and entrepreneurs.  Dubbed as the “Live Musical Capital of the World”, Austin is famous for its ACL, SXSW and Formula One.

 

Georgetown

GeorgetownEstablished in 1848, Georgetown, Texas has over 180 homes and buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Georgetown’s population is just over 50,000 people. It is the perfect balance of “small town charm” with all the conveniences of larger cities. The city has grown 67% since the last Census. In fact, Georgetown was recently named the “7th Fastest Growing City in the U.S.” (based on percentage). Those moving from larger cities will be pleasantly surprised by the range in shopping, healthcare, and entertainment found in the area.

“Georgetown is considered one of the prettiest cities in Williamson County, especially during the spring and summer months when poppies and wild flowers are in full bloom. … residents who settle into one of the city’s restored Victorian homes or new Tuscan villas can enjoy a walk along the bank of the San Gabriel River or play a round of golf on one of the five local courses. Mountain biking trails around Lake Georgetown lead riders to the edge of Texas Hill Country,” says Fortune Magazine in its description of Georgetown as the #2 Place to Live & Launch a Small Business (2008.)

(source: georgetown.org)

 

Round Rock

Round RockRound Rock, Texas, with a population of around 100,000, is located 15 miles north of Austin in the Central Texas hill country. Round Rock is the 31st largest City in Texas, according to the 2010 U.S. Census Bureau data.

Major employers include Dell, TECO-Westinghouse, Dresser and Hospira. Its combined property tax and utility rates are among the lowest in the region. It has an award-winning park system, school district and is the one of the safest cities with a population of at least 100,000 population in the United States.

Round Rock is the one of the fastest growing cities in the nation, and one of the best-managed cities in Texas. The city has maintained high quality of life while becoming a major center for economic growth in Central Texas, with industry clusters in Clean Energy, Advanced Manufacturing, Life Sciences and Computer/Software Development.

Planning: As the winner of the prestigious Comprehensive Planning Award from the Texas Chapter of the American Planning Association and a 3CMA Savvy Award for Community Visioning, the City prides itself on its long-term planning.

Crime: Round Rock has been ranked the one of the safest cities with a population of 100,000 or more in the United States. In a 2010 survey of city residents, 81 percent of respondents said they felt safe walking alone in their neighborhood at night (13 points higher than national rating), 88 percent said they felt safe in Downtown (20 points higher than the national rating) and 83 percent felt safe in City Parks (19 points higher than national rating).

Cost of living: The City of Round Rock’s property tax rate is one of the lowest in the region. Also, residents pay one of the lowest combined average monthly utility and tax costs in Central Texas, while achieving an 80 percent satisfaction rating from its utility customers. Round Rock has the lowest ACCRA composite cost of living index rating among the three largest cities in the metro area.

Public Utilities: Round Rock’s water and wastewater rates are among the lowest in Central Texas, and the utility is also among the most reliable. Round Rock is partnering with Cedar Park and Leander on a regional water project that is expected to provide our ultimate water needs to serve a projected future population of 250,000-300,000.

Traffic: Starting in 2011, the City of Round Rock began implementing a $58 million, 5-year plan to address the community’s most pressing transportation needs. The Round Rock City Council approved a Transportation Master Plan in January 1999 that is updated regularly. The City’s Transportation Capital Improvement Plan contains $415 million worth of projects. The City’s half-cent sales tax levy for transportation will pay for $125 million of that total.

The Dell Diamond is the No. 1 ballpark in the country out of more than 200 parks according to the Fifth Annual Minor League News rankings. It was named top Double A stadium by Baseball America in 2004. Construction of the $25 million facility was financed by $8.4 million in revenue bonds backed by the City of Round Rock’s hotel-motel tax revenues and cash from RSR Sports, owner of the Express.

(source: roundrocktexas.gov)

 

Middle Tennessee

Middle Tennessee encompasses one major market, Nashville, and three sub markets Murfreesboro, Franklin and Clarksville. Nashville is a thriving city and real estate market, boasting annual volume near 150,000 single family unit sales and growing. Music city is a great place to find the perfect property for you and your family ranging from a sprawling ranch to one of the new “Tall Skinnies” in the urban core. With great eclectic pockets and more traditional neighborhoods, McLaren Hill can help you find the property that is perfect for you and your commute.

Nashville is one of the fastest growing metro areas in the country. 2016 population estimates are quickly approaching 2 Million, 20% growth over the 2010 census. Music City offers excellent outdoor and night light experiences, abundant job opportunities focusing on the music and healthcare industries.