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BUILDING PERMITS


The Building Permits table with data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows the annual number of single-family home building permits and the percentage growth since 2010 for the top 15 retirement cities.

Moderate housing growth for that new retirement destination is okay. Overbuilding or stagnation, of course, is not okay. The housing industry continues in comeback mode with 59 of our 100 cities showing an increase in building permits from 2014 to 2015.

Sedona, Arizona ranks as the #1 city in permits with a 21% increase for 2015.



Single Family Home Building Permits
2010 - 2015
  %              
  Change             GPTR
City/Town '15-'14 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 Rank
Las Cruces, NM 29.6% 372 287 397 445 439 576 14
Sarasota, FL 26.1% 116 92 66 41 44 29 10
Cambridge, MA 25.8% 39 31 12 35 14 9 9
Bowling Green, KY 25.2% 159 127 111 133 86 137 7
Burlington, VT 25.0% 5 4 6 6 2 4 5
Gulf Shores, AL 25.0% 160 128 124 94 49 26 5
Reno, NV 23.1% 1,056 858 687 445 319 351 4
Boulder, CO 22.1% 127 104 89 68 59 115 2
Sedona, AZ 21.7% 56 46 30 30 26 13 1
Missoula, MT 20.6% 187 155 149 134 83 119 3
Newport Beach, CA 17.9% 99 84 48 79 36 8 8
Coos Bay, OR 16.7% 7 6 8 5 10 6 11
Coeur d'Alene, ID 14.8% 287 250 212 37 69 132 12
Bishop, CA 14.3% 8 7 6 8 6 8 13
San Marcos, TX 14.0% 277 243 232 192 147 190 15
GPTR Rank = Moderate growth is better (moderate defined as median of a
    positive "% Change")


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