TEXAS (Dallas Morning News) – Texas metros boast the strongest economies, according to a just-released analysis by the Brookings Institution.

Austin ranked first in a second-quarter comparison of 100 U.S. cities. Dallas–Fort Worth ranked fourth and El Paso sixth.

Houston’s economy landed it at ninth, but the Bayou City ranked first among cities with the biggest increases in home prices. Local home prices jumped 4.9 percent over the last year.

Third-ranked DFW had a 3.8 percent increase in home prices, while tenth-ranked San Antonio had a 3.1 percent increase.