Harris County ranks as Texas' best for investing in real estate

SmartAsset's second annual list of best counties for real estate investment measured business, GDP growth and more
  • For the second year in a row, Williams, North Dakota, ranked as the top county in the nation for real estate investment by SmartAsset.
  • Five Texas counties ranked in the top 10 for the nation's best real estate investment communities.
  • Harris County is the top county in the state of Texas for real estate investing, followed by Collin County and Travis County.

Investing in real estate can have big rewards, but also big risks. When calculating the next place to look for an investment property or aiding a client in the hunt, it’s important to consider local economic conditions like business growth, new building permits and gross domestic product (GDP) growth.