#1: Palm Coast, Fla.
Population in 2000: 49,832
Population in 2010: 95,696
Set between St. Augustine and Daytona Beach, this scenic Florida city's population has nearly doubled
in the past decade. Championship golf courses, lush native plants and
an extensive canal system have drawn thousands of new residents to Palm
Coast, but that hasn't diminished the area's "old Florida" charm. As the
population grows, the City of Palm Coast continues to establish new
parks and greenways to preserve the area's natural beauty.