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North Texas ZIP code declared one of the hottest in America
Things are hot, hot, hot in suburban Dallas. In fact, Plano boasts one of the hottest ZIP codes in America.
Realtor.com recently revealed the top 10 ZIP codes in the country, based on an analysis by the website's data experts. These areas are affordable, have healthy local economies, and offer a wealth of job opportunities. Additionally, homes in these 'hoods sell four to nine times faster than the national average.
Plano ZIP code 75023 ranks No. 4 on the list. The area gets major props for hosting the corporate headquarters of Dell Services, Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Ericsson, and Frito-Lay Inc., as well as being the future home of Toyota Motors USA
"Plano is also home to a new $2 billion, 240-acre mixed-use development, Legacy West, which is bringing more businesses and thousands of new jobs to the area," notes Realtor.com. Thirty-six percent of local households earn $100,000 or more, and that share is expected to rise to 40 percent by 2020.
Two other Texas locales sizzle on Realtor.com's list. At No. 6 is 78247 in San Antonio, which boasts proximity to the corporate headquarters of Valero and USAA, among others. At No. 8 is 78729 in Austin, where millennials make up 23 percent of the population, 75 percent higher than the U.S. average.
The hottest ZIP code in the country is 02176 in Melrose, Massachusetts, an affordable oasis near Boston and Cambridge.