View of downtown Raleigh, North Carolina with blue sky background.

Can you believe it? Tons of your favorite smaller cities are growing larger and larger by the day. There are cities that we once considered to be somewhat country towns that are now booming with people, businesses, homes, and more. We often wonder where are some of the most popular places to live in the U.S. But, that’s kind of hard to narrow down when there are some places growing at the speed of light. Over the years, there are certain parts of my hometown that I’ve seen go from woods and nothing to full-blown neighborhoods and schools. Some may love it and others may hate it, but our country is growing and growing every day by the minute.

Rocket Mortgage is naming the 15 fastest growing cities in the country and three of them are quite familiar to us. On the list of 15, there are 3 Carolina cities growing at the speed of light. Two cities in North Carolina and one in South Carolina. I decided to take a look into these three cities specifically so we can see where in the Carolinas people are relocating to. Can you guess? I certainly guessed one correctly, but here we go. In case you are contemplating moving out of the Carolinas and want to see the full list, check out the full report here.

  • 7. Concord, North Carolina

    Coming in at #7 on the list is Concord, North Carolina. Quite local to Charlotte, I am sure we have all seen the rise and growth of Concord over the last few years. In an area big for NASCAR and the mall, the area has seen a huge increase in residents over the years. The area is where tons of those who want to be close to Charlotte without living in the city may go. The population of Concord is over 111,000 people. From 2022 to 2023, there has been a population increase of about 1.82%.

  • 9. Cary, North Carolina

    Alright, we’ve got another North Carolina favorite. Right outside of Raleigh, the area of Cary is one of the fastest growing cities in the U.S. Cary has made many list lately naming it one of the safest and richest cities in the U.S. as well. Cary is perfect for those single and wanting a nice size city or those with families looking for an area for their children to grow. It’s the right amount of things to do and calmness that you may need. With a population of over 180,000 people, no wonder the area is on this list. From 2022 to 2023, there has been an increase of people of about 0.91%.

  • 15. Charleston, South Carolina

    Now, we are taking a look into South Carolina. Not shy when it comes to lists, it’s Charleston, South Carolina. The area has been named one of the most beautiful cities, best cities in the world, and so much more over the years. Now, we’re analyzing the growth. As someone born and raised here, the city has grown extreme lengths from the time I was a child until now. With people moving for work, retirement, or school it’s able to create an atmosphere for so many people. With a population of over 150,000 people, there is no surprise this city is making this list.

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