News Article | 7/1/2016

Never Been Hotter: 400,000 jobs create tremendous need for housing in N. Texas

Our story starts with a walk down memory lane. Actually, it’s Sylvan Avenue.

In 2012, I was a brand new employee when I went to a convenience store on Sylvan to do my first story for News 8. It was about ticket sales for a huge Powerball prize.

Since then, it’s like developers here have hit the lottery.

New development has gone up all around that store. A new market, new places to live, and new places to eat. Everywhere you look, new stuff. And driving it all is the same thing that brought me here in 2012 — new jobs.

New homes here have been popping up just as fast to accommodate all those workers.

“They are finding us”, said Elaine Ford of Hillwood Communities, as she gave us a tour of Hillwood’s Union Park development in Little Elm.

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