Forbes magazine has listed the Northern Kentucky city of Independence as the 99th fastest-growing suburb in America.
The city's population grew to 33.5 percent to 20,254 last year, from 15,169 in 2000, according to Forbes.
The Independence real estate market remains strong in comparison to other parts of the country. The currently absorption rate for single family residential housing is 7.7 months which would indicate a slight lean towards a buyers market.
While slightly still in a buyers market, real estate remains strong with a 7.7 absorption rate for single famly residential house
Independence, located about 15 miles south of Cincinnati in Kenton County, is one of the largest land mass cities in Kentucky, encompassing about 23 square miles, according to its Web site, www.cityofindependence.org.
Forbes compiled its list of the 100 fastest-growing suburbs using U.S. Census data. The contenders included cities, townships and villages that had more than 10,000 people in 2000.