Lubbock Apartment Development Continues to Boom

Published 07/18 2014 04:47PM

Updated 07/18 2014 06:11PM

By Joshua Cole Little

More and more apartment complexes continue to appear as Lubbock continues to grow to make up for older housing in the city. 

Charles young with the Lubbock Apartment Association says many people coming to Lubbock are between the ages of 18 to 35 who are not looking to buy houses. 

Young also says, Lubbock is playing catch up compared to major cities like San Antonio, Dallas and Austin who have built to replace older housing buildings. 

"We have an inventory of apartments that are older apartments and we do need some new conventional apartments in Lubbock and that's what we're seeing," says Young.  

Young says that 91 percent of all apartments in Lubbock are occupied, which is consistant with many major cities in the state. 

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