The 10 Fastest Growing Cities in Florida

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According to the US Census Bureau, Florida is the 3rd most populous state in America, with a population of 22.3 million residents.

As a state with warmer temperatures and no income tax, it's no wonder that people like to call the Sunshine State home.

Lifelong residents of Florida may think of cities like Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, and Tampa as being the most popular but data shows there are some surprising places growing much faster than others.
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Below is a list of the 10 cities people have been flocking to in record numbers recently.

  1. Fruitland Park
  2. Davenport
  3. Groveland
  4. St. Cloud
  5. Sweetwater
  6. Doral
  7. Parkland
  8. Winter Garden
  9. Clermont
  10. South Bay

With a population percent growth of 126.1% Fruitland Park has topped this list as the fastest growing over the last decade.

You'll find this inland city within beautiful Lake County in between Gainesville and Orlando. What makes this such an attractive spot for residents is its low cost of living, job opportunities, great public schools, and low crime rates.
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According to HomeSnack's data, the average cost for a home in Fruitland Park is $247,200 and the overall cost of living is about .9x lower than the national average.

In addition to this, the crime rate is 47.52% lower than the national average and the town ranks highly in education and safety.

What do you think? Did you know Fruitland Park was the fastest growing city in Florida? Are there any other towns on this list that surprised you? Feel free to let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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