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Dallas-Fort Worth Is One Of The Most Popular Moving Destinations Of 2017, This Report Says

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: More people are pouring into D-FW; border crossings are at a 46-year low; meet Harvey evacuees making a new life in new cities; and more.

Another study can attest to how much Dallas-Fort Worth is growing.

This particular one from Updater, a New York-based technology firm, puts the metroplex at No. 2 among the 15 most popular moving destinations of 2017. Washington D.C. took the top spot. Los Angeles followed D-FW in third place.


The destinations were determined by analyzing one million household moves that took place between Jan. 1 and Oct. 1, 2017, according to the firm.


Austin and Houston also made the top 10, landing in sixth and seventh place, respectively.


“This list represents one of the largest sample sizes of Americans who are actually moving, as opposed to real estate listing or housing trends,” Updater founder and CEO David Greenberg said in a statement. “The list reveals that large cities are very attractive destinations for both consumers that move in and the corporations that attract them.”

Nearly 80,000 people a year are moving to North Texas, Steve Brown, real estate editor for The Dallas Morning News, says. And given the region’s job growth, it’s one of the most popular markets for worker moves, Brown says.

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  • Border data: Arrests of people trying to cross illegally into the U.S. from Mexico plunged to the lowest level since 1971, the Department of Homeland Security said Tuesday. Meanwhile, immigration arrests in the interior of the country increased by 25 percent. [NPR]

  • After the flood: When Hurricane Harvey hit in August, just under 4,000 people sought shelter in North Texas. More than 100 families decided to stay and start a new life. KERA’s Courtney Collins introduces us to a few of those families in our latest series. [KERA News]

  • Early exit: Lee Trull was dismissed this week from his position as director of new play development at Dallas Theater Center over alleged “inappropriate behavior.” [Art&Seek]

  • Postcard: This shot from Energy Secretary Rick Perry's recent trip to Saudi Arabia is making the rounds on Twitter.

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