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Spring started as a farming community founded by German immigrants, then it became a booming railroad town before fading into post-WWII stagnancy with fewer than 1,000 residents. But its fortunes have resurged with the meteoric growth of Houston, just 20 miles south. There has been a flood of residents coming north -- may we call it a Spring tide? -- and raising the suburb's population toward the 50,000 mark.
Housing here is extremely affordable with listings for huge five-bedroom houses going for a quarter million dollars or less and three-bedroom starter homes available for $50,000.
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