Top High Demand Jobs in America's Richest Town: Westlake TX, Home Of the Jonas Brothers

Fort Worth and Denver Railway's Colorado Special train No. 1 in 1929.
Fort Worth and Denver Railway's Colorado Special train No. 1 in 1929. | Source

Fast Growth In Texas

Throughout 2009 and 2010, the State of Texas contained the largest number of fast-growing cities in the nation. It also experienced the largest emigration of workers and families in from other parts of the USA. Texas as a state was much less adversely affected by the Recession of 2008 - 2010 than were most other states; numbers of jobs listed increased in several cities, including the Dallas-Fort Worth Metro Area.

On January 19, 2011 Forbes.com declared Westlake, Texas the richest town in the country, with a median annual income of $250,000. The online magazine reported that the town is home to the Jonas Brothers, wealthy CEOS of major corporations, well-paid athletes, and other high wage earners. The town reports a population of only 703 residents and features its own aircraft runway for their use.

Westlake Founding

Begun by about two dozen families in 1847 when the American railroads began to proliferate, what is now called Westlake has grown consistently. About 100 years later, the Town of Westlake was established around the Circle T Ranch and others. As a Master Planned Community, the town continued to expand and develop through residential neightborhoods and commericla districts. In approximately 50 more years, Westlake was named one of 14 Certified Scenic Cities in Texas in 2010. The town is known for its natural landscapes, flowers, and the development of the local Circle T Ranch lands.

Citizen Surveys were administered in 2009 and 2010 in order to determine residents' satisfaction with the the town as a guide for moving forward with improvements, This contnues the master planning conducted by city leaders and community developers.

Local Attractions

GREEN SPACE

A family park at Glenwyck Farms housing development includes a colorful, large replica of Noah's Ark for climbing and play among 14 acres of tall pecan and oak trees.

HISTORIC SITES

Circle T Ranch - New master planned community within a master planned community. Corporate campuses, upscale residential units, new shopping complex, 2,500 acres scenic landscape.

National Cowgirl Hall of Fame - Fort Worth TX. Inductee Joyce Roach has wrtten about Westlake history and development.

Stagecoach Hills - This is a housing development in Westlake that dates back to the stagecoach era of America. Located on the site of a former stagecoach trail, the neighborhood is recognized for the number of aircraft parked in it.

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Westlake: Northwestern Dallas Suburb

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Employment Market and Job Listings

On the same day, SimplyHired.com gathered all Internet job postings in a 25-mile radius of Westlake and counted over 80,000 positions listed (not including the hidden job market), primarily in the additional suburbs listed on the map above.

Listed local jobs include positions with annual salaries of $100,000 and more, within the companies of Securus, HCA Healthcare, Deloitte, Trustaff, Citigroup, and NAA - The Lampe Company, as well as unnamed companies in blind ads for IT, Medical, Marketing, and Asset Protection employment.

In the near future, the accounting corporation Deloitte will complete its $300 Million training facility in Westlake, called Deloitte University. The huge Fidelity Investment firm's HQ is already located in town.

Welcome to Deloite University

Deloitte University

Several corporations have begun ongoing professional development programs that they have called "universities" and McDonald's Hamburger University was one of the first. While not an actual university, some of the completed coursework connected with Hamburger University has been accepted for college credit in the past. Deloitte's facility is an educational and social interaction venue covering an expanse of over 100 acres of land.

A video on the right shows the finished project. The completed educational complex will feature not only educational and related spaces, but also hundreds of guest rooms, dining facilities, hiking trails, other recreation areas, and additional offerings. All this is constructed under Gold level LEED for sustainability and Grand Opening was a success.

America's Richest Places

Reference: The foundation data for this work is provided by the US Census Bureau . Stats are based on median household incomes found in surveys administered from 2005 - 2009. All of these median incomes are higher than competing publications' findings from other sources as of January 2011. In addition to the data I am applying to these reviews, readers can be mindful that these incomes may move up or down the scale from 2010 to 2020.

  1. Westlake TX
  2. Kenilworth III
  3. Mission Hills KS
  4. Popponesset Island MA (ties with Mission Hills)
  5. Plandome NY
  6. Hewlett Neck NY
  7. Munsey Park NY
  8. Plandome Manor NY
  9. North Beach FL
  10. Village of Chevy Chase Section Five, MD (ties with North Beach)

Top 15 Hot Jobs

  1. Physical Therapist
  2. Physical Therapy Assistants & Aides, Part-time Therapists, Travel positions
  3. Occupational Therapists and Assistants
  4. Project Managers
  5. Registered Nurses - RNs
  6. Inside and Outside Sales Representatives
  7. Account Executives
  8. Java Developers
  9. Customer Service Representatives (CSRs)
  10. Nursing Assistants, Aides and other support positions
  11. Business Analysts
  12. Retail Salespeople
  13. Administrative Assistants
  14. Assistant Managers
  15. Business Development Managers


Major Hiring Companies

  1. IBM - Positions up to $120K+ yearly.
  2. Deloitte - Career positions up to $140K+ yearly
  3. JPMorgan Chase - Salaries up to $100K+ yearly
  4. HCA/HCA North Texas - Jobs up to $110K+ yearly
  5. Texas Health Resources
  6. Ernst & Young
  7. Medical Connections
  8. CampusRN
  9. Matrix Resources
  10. Aerotek
  11. Baylor Health Care System
  12. Methodist Health System
  13. Home Depot
  14. Securus
  15. Hewlett Packard

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Jason Matthews 5 years ago from North Carolina

Westlake is a very prosperous community and it looks like there are a lot of employment opportunities in Texas. The local attractions also seem pretty cool. This is a great Hub; thanks for sharing!


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Hello, hello, 5 years ago from London, UK

Thank you again for showing and describing another piece of America.


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sir slave 5 years ago from Trinity county CA.

Birds of a feather, flock together.


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suejanet 5 years ago

I lived in Fort Worth Texas for 15 years and love it. It's good to know that the area has come back and the economy has recovered.


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microfinance 5 years ago from Morocco

Great Hub

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Support Med. 5 years ago from Michigan

Not many residents in Westlake, Texas. I wonder since it's the richest city is it also the most expensive to live in. The job prospects look promising. v/r


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Angela Kane 5 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

I am CSR and this job is in high demand, great article.

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