Coastal South Carolina Blooming
According new a new Census Bureau report, coastal south carolina experienced some of the fastest population growth in the nation. The three most rapidly growing metropolitan areas on the U.S. Atlantic Coast were all in the Palmetto State, for the third year in a row. The tri-county Charleston area gained an average of 48 additional residents daily, an increase from the prior year.
Top 20 growth areas
The fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the nation between July 2014 and July 2015:
- The Villages, Fla.
- Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach****
- Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Fla.
- Midland, Texas
- Odessa, Texas
- Greeley, Colo.
- Austin-Round Rock, Texas
- Bend-Redmond, Ore.
- Punta Gorda, Fla.
- Fort Collins, Colo.
- North Port-Sarasota- Bradenton, Fla.
- Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort****
- Orlando-Kissimmee- Sanford, Fla.
- Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, Fla.
- College Station-Bryan, Texas
- Raleigh, N.C.
- St. George, Utah
- Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, Texas
- Charleston- North Charleston****
- Provo-Orem, Utah
The real estate market is booming, and businesses have benefitted from all the new customers. The demand for homes in popular areas such as the Charleston peninsula, Mount Pleasant and the barrier islands has sent prices soaring. Meanwhile, a half-dozen mega-developments with between 5,000 and 10,000 homes each are planned or underway on the suburban fringe of the Charleston Metro area. With companies like Boeing who have already established themselves in this booming area, the restaurant scene exploding, and new companies like Volvo bringing 4,000 jobs; there will not only be newly designed neighborhoods to live in, there will be jobs!!