America’s Fastest Growing Cities – 2018

I hope everyone is having a good New Year, I know it can be quite hectic and it’s always a good idea to take a moment and enjoy what you have. I want to wish you and your family a wonderful year filled with growth and expansion.

If you are wondering if we are still growing here in the Tampa Bay-St Pete-Clearwater areas I’d like to assure you that we are! With the US economic outlook being healthy it is definitely affecting us here in the Tampa Bay and surrounding areas. Here are some statistics for you and where each came from:

#1 Best Place to Buy a Home (Tampa) – Niche
#2 in Best US Cities to Buy Real Estate (Tampa) – Tampa Bay Times
#8 Fastest Growing Cities (Tampa) – Forbes
#2 Best City for Young Entrepreneurs (Tampa) – Forbes
#2 Best City for First Time Home Buyers (Tampa) – Business Insider
#26 in Fastest Growing Cities (Tampa) -WalletHub
#2 of 228 Best Cities to Retire In (Clearwater) – Niche
#47 of 228 Healthiest Cities in America (Clearwater) – Niche
#47 of 228 Healthiest Places to Live in America (Clearwater) – Niche

And here is what Forbes has to say about the Tampa, St Pete, Clearwater areas:

America’s Fastest-Growing Cities 2018

Samantha Sharf Forbes Staff

“Forbes’ annual list of America’s fastest-growing cities provides a holistic picture of places on the upswing. We look at growth of population, employment, wages and economic output. We also use home price growth as a proxy for wealth. Here are the 25 metropolitan areas (including divisions) across the country experiencing the biggest overall surges, plus the growth rates and projections that got them on the list.For the methodology and trends behind this list read: America’s Fastest-Growing Cities 2018:

#23. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater-FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 

· Population growth 2017: 1.40% (26)
· Proj. pop. growth 2018: 1.64% (21)
· Job growth 2017: 2.69% (15)
· Proj. job growth 2018: 2.18% (21)
· GMP growth 2017: 3.13% (29)
· Proj. GMP growth 2018: 5.39% (5)
· Wage growth 2017: 2.19% (72)
· Proj. wage growth 2018: 7.17% (8)
· Home price growth 2017: 9.93% (16)
· Proj. home price growth 2018: 3.34% (56)”

So while you are kicking off the new year, keep these statistics in mind and if you are considering selling your home, please give us a call – we have a team of professionals standing by to service you. It is our greatest pleasure when we can hand the keys over to a Buyer after selling your home so give us a call at 727-298-8888 or visit our website at laurenmichaelsrealestate.com.

We look forward to helping you in this New Year!

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