What are the Fastest Growing Cities?

Thinking of making a move? Check out these fast growing communities.

Thinking of making a move? Check out these fast growing communities.

Not looking forward to another winter in Buffalo or a summer in Phoenix? Stuck in rut at your job and considering a change of scenery? Maybe a fresh start is in order. CNNMoney.com put together a nice slideshow of the fastest growing cities in the United States and we did a little bit of legwork to help provide you with some resources on these booming metropolitan areas.

City: Greeley, Colorado

  • Population has grown from 180,826 people in 2000 to 252,825 in 2010.
  • CNNMoney.com’s notes – Says that there is a lot of jobs for unskilled laborers in meat-packing plants….hmm…on second thought.
  • Greeley’s City Site
City: Austin, Texas
City: Bend, Oregon
  • Population has grown from 115,367 people in 2000 to 157,733 in 2010.
  • CNNMoney.com’s notes – “Bend is blessed with lovely climate, with little rain…” Who knew? Jobs available in health care and technical services.
  • VisitBend.com
City: Myrtle Beach
  • Population has grown from 196,629 people in 2000 to 269,291 in 2010.
  • CNNMoney.com’s notes – 15 million people visit Myrtle Beach every year. That’s the question…Do you want to live in a place that sees 15 million visitor’s a year? We live about an hour from Myrtle and visit a couple times of year during the off season. It’s nice and there is a ton to do…but, it’s very touristy.
  • MyrtleBeach.com
City: Provo, Utah
  • Population has grown from 376,774 people in 2000 to 526,810 in 2010.
  • CNNMoney.com’s notes – Home to Bringham Young University and software and health care companies. Popular spot for retirees.
  • Provo’s City Site
City: Cape Coral Florida
  • Population has grown from 440,888 people in 2000 to 618,754 in 2010.
  • CNNMoney.com’s notes – This planned community began in the 1950’s and has continued to remain a popular destination for retirees. The housing market has taken its toll on the area.
  • City of Cape Coral
City: Raleigh
  • Population has grown from 797,071 people in 2000 to 1,130,490 in 2010.
  • CNNMoney.com’s notes – Area is ripe with opportunities for people in the banking, financial services, and medical and electronics production fields.
  • VisitRaleigh.com
City: Raleigh
  • Population has grown from 797,071 people in 2000 to 1,130,490 in 2010.
  • CNNMoney.com’s notes – Area is ripe with opportunities for people in the banking, financial services, and medical and electronics production fields.
  • VisitRaleigh.com
City: Palm Coast, Florida
  • Population has grown from 49,832 people in 2000 to 95,696 in 2010.
  • CNNMoney.com’s notes – Located south of Jacksonville, Palm Coast grew 92% from 2000 to 2010.
  • PalmCoastGov.com

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