The Fastest-Growing City in America Is One You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

The nation’s fastest-growing cities are nearly all in the South.

For the second year in a row, Georgetown, TX, a suburb about 30 miles north of Austin, experienced the most growth. Its population ballooned by about 14.4%, according to a recent U.S. Census Bureau report. The bureau looked at population growth between July 1, 2021, and July 1, 2022, in cities with at least 50,000 residents to come up with its list.

The median home list price in Georgetown was $525,000 in April, according to® data. That’s about $175,000 less than the $700,000 price tag in Austin. Plus, there are homes available in Georgetown. More than half of the homes in the suburb listed on are new construction.

The city is known as the “Red Poppy” capital of Texas for the flowers planted all over the city and hosts a red poppy festival every April to celebrate its nickname. It is also home to Southwestern University.



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