Forbes recently released its 2017 list of the fastest-growing cities in the U.S. and the Cape Coral-Fort Myers metropolitan area claimed the top spot. Forbes staffer Samantha Sharf reports on how Cape Floral-Fort Myers was able to turn around its fortunes after being hit especially hard when the bottom fell out of the housing market in 2008.

This metro area has been able to draw people in thanks to a combination of weather, low crime rates, and low taxes. It experienced the greatest population growth of any major metro during 2016:

Among large metro areas, population change ranged from 3.39% growth (Cape Coral) to a 0.61% decline (Youngstown). That trend—Cape Coral on top, Youngstown on the bottom—is expected to hold this year.

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