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City of Anna celebrates rapid population growth and promising future
By City of Anna
May 22, 2024
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Anna, Texas (May 20, 2024) – The City of Anna has been named one of the top 4 fastest-growing cities in the United States with a population over 20,000, according to the latest Census data. Anna’s population surged by 17% over the past year, underscoring its status as an emerging prime destination for business development and reflecting the community’s attractive living conditions and robust economic opportunities.

“Our significant population increase is a testament to our city’s economic opportunities and quality of life. There is a tremendous opportunity here for new businesses to succeed and make Anna their home,” said Bernie Parker, Director of the Economic Development Corporation.

“We are focused on quality growth and are investing heavily in our infrastructure to ensure that we can effectively manage the increase in population. Our goal is to maintain the high living standards our neighbors expect while accommodating the influx of new families and businesses,” said City Manager Ryan Henderson.

Anna's strategic location, affordable housing and robust infrastructure investments have made it a magnet for residential and commercial development. Notable residential developments include The Woods at Lindsey Place, The Villages of Hurricane Creek, Meadow Vista, and Crystal Park, which collectively represent over $1.8 billion in projected value at full buildout. Additionally, the AnaCapri project will feature 1,300 single-family lots, 600 multifamily units, and a commercial sector anchored by a crystal lagoon, valued at over $800 million.

Multifamily projects such as Waterview, Palladium East Foster Crossing, and The Quinn, among others, contribute significantly to the housing landscape with over 3,000 units under development, collectively valued at $800 million.

Commercial development is also thriving, highlighted by the sale of Anna Business Park for $12 million and the recruitment of major retailers and restaurants like Home Depot, Starbucks, and Texas Roadhouse. Significant projects include the recruitment of Holt Cat, valued at $40 million, and various incentive agreements that have attracted businesses like 3 Nations Brewing and Wyndham Garden Inn.

The city has also made strides in community development and infrastructure, creating the Anna Public Facility Corporation and Housing Finance Corporation, which have yielded nearly $3 million. Additionally, Anna secured $1 million in downtown grants and developed comprehensive economic development strategies and marketing initiatives, earning multiple awards for these efforts.

Anna’s recognition as a top-growth city is part of a broader trend in North Texas, with several nearby cities also experiencing rapid growth. This regional boom highlights the area’s appeal for both businesses and families looking to relocate.

As Anna continues to grow, the city remains committed to fostering a supportive environment for businesses and enhancing the quality of life for its neighbors.

About Anna

Anna, Texas, is among the fastest-growing cities in North Texas, with a population of more than 27,000 and expected growth to 100,000 by 2050. Located in northern Collin County along U.S Highway 75, State Highway 5, and State Highway 121, Anna is a vibrant and emerging city that offers its neighbors an excellent quality of life and low cost of living. The combination of Anna’s strategic location along busy thoroughfares and the quantity of undeveloped land have positioned the city as an attractive location for retail and commercial establishments. Neighbors enjoy recreational opportunities, parks, trails, open spaces, easy access to the DFW and Red River corridors and a pace of living that offers a hometown feel in a thriving community. To learn more about the City of Anna, visit www.annatexas.gov.