Is North Fulton the place to be? If you want a small town life with an engaged community, you may want to consider one North Fulton town in particular.
Between 2010 and 2015, Fulton County's population grew 9.8 percent, adding nearly 90,000 new residents, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Over one-third of that growth went to North Fulton cities.
The fastest-growing city in North Fulton was also one of the area's newest. Milton, which was inaugurated in 2006, saw its population grow to more than 37,000 residents in five years.
Milton also ranked no. 30 in a statewide analysis of census data.
Which North Fulton's cities are growing the fastest?
1. Milton: 14.8 percent (4,886 residents)
2. Sandy Springs: 12.2 percent (11,477 residents)
3. Alpharetta: 10.8 percent (5,504 residents)
4. Johns Creek: 8.6 percent (6,553 residents)
5. Roswell: 7 percent (6,155 residents)
6. Mountain Park: 5.7 percent (31 residents)
Good schools, good government and an engaged community are some reasons Milton is a growth-friendly city, according to the city.
Milton also has a rural landscape "which is unique to North Fulton are to credit for this growth," the city told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
"We do things a little different here," Milton Mayor Joe Lockwood said in an email statement. "A quick drive through our picturesque city will show you what I mean-- we have farms, beautiful homes, neighbors know one another and a great sense of community."
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