My first choice retirement city has been getting kudos lately and I don't like it. Too many people are going to ruin it!!
The Associated Press reached the mayor of San Marcos, Daniel Guerrero, in Chicago, where he was recruiting businesses for his city. He attributed its growth to the presence of two of the nation’s largest outlet malls and Texas State University.
Growth has not brought wealth to San Marcos, however. Its median household income is about $26,000, compared with about $49,000 for Texas as a whole.
San Marcos is about 73 percent white, 36 percent Hispanic and 6 percent African American.
Fastest-growing American cities are mostly in the West. And then there’s Gaithersburg, Md.