Bloomberg News has names the Lakeland-Winter Haven MSA the fastest growing area in America using a year-over-year comparison from 2016-2017.

“Sun, low taxes — and proximity to Legoland — helped propel Florida cities to the top of the fastest-growing U.S. metro-areas list.

The Lakeland-Winter Haven community, 35 miles east of Tampa, grew 2.9 percent from 2016 to 2017, according to the Census Bureau. The top 10 included four Florida metro areas and reinforced the notion that Americans love their sun. And the lack of a state income tax. And their Legos.”


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