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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Growing Small Towns (Forbes Article)

America's Fastest-Growing Small Towns

These small communities may not stay that way for long.

By Beth Greenfield of Forbes

America's fastest-growing small towns (© Forbes)
The population of The Villages, Fla., grew 29% between 2007 and 2010. // © Forbes
The nice thing about living in a small town, the old saying goes, is that when you don't know what you're doing, you can be sure that someone else does. But that may not stay true for long in the fastest-growing small towns in America.
Retirees are swelling some communities quickly, such as The Villages, a planned retirement haven in central Florida. The population of The Villages and its surrounding suburbs ballooned 29%, to 93,420, between 2007 and 2010, according to the U.S. census, putting it at the top of our list. Around 87,000 of those residents live in the retirement community at the area's core, a spread of tidy, single-story homes clustered around two "town squares" with shops and restaurants. The retirement community's population is up from 68,000 in 2007, said Villages spokesman Gary Lester, and it's aiming to reach 110,000 residents by 2016. With the baby boom generation reaching retirement age, that looks like an attainable goal. (Bing Cube: See photos of The Villages)
End of Article.  Not end of story....  Rogers City is a great place to live!  "Beautiful, clean, friendly, and affordable" are words recent arrivals have used to discribe why they have come to live here.  
www.rogerscity.com has lots of information about our community, so browse around and learn more.
If you are able, visit us and find out for yourself.

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