Recently, according to the Community Impact newspaper, Hutto, Texas was named the "Fastest Growing City in Texas", posting an incredible 665.7% growth over the years from 2000 - 2006. Currently, the population is over 17,200. In 1990, the population was at a mere 650 people, and in 2000, it was approximately 1250.
So, what is responsible for this phenomenal growth? Having lived in nearby Pflugerville for 13 years now, I have watched this growth firsthand. The current population growth spike mainly comes from simple geography.
With the advent of the toll road system in late 2006, Hutto is now located mere minutes from several key destinations: Round Rock, Pflugerville, Taylor, Georgetown, and more. Additionally, the toll road goes directly to Austin Bergstrom International Airport, so the trip is now only about 25 minutes whereas it used to be closer to 40 minutes away.
In addition to the large existing shopping center in Hutto proper, Stone Hill Town Center is slated to open within a few months at the intersection of the two primary toll roads (45 and 130), and it promises over 1,000,000 square feet of shopping and entertainment. Home Depot, Best Buy, Chili's, several retail clothing stores, a large Cinemark theater, and a fitness center are among the anticipated tenants.
Many people are also quick to point out the very competitively priced housing market in Hutto as well. Believe it or not, it is still possible to find a good, newer home in the $110's.
The article states,
"From my perspective, we've experienced exponential growth in Hutto because of the quality of our schools," said Scott Martinez, economic development corporation executive director. "We've seen a lot of younger families move [here] because our schools are really good. Hutto is one of those great areas where the homes are affordable and the schools are good, and if you're a young family just starting out, it's a pretty good scenario."
So, whether you are considering relocating or investing, Hutto looks like an interesting choice.
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