New home construction in and around Grovetown is booming.
After a slump following the economic downturn, builders are bustling again.
“There’s something here that really attracts people,” Grovetown Mayor George James said. “It’s kind of a natural migration toward this area.”
The city of Grovetown issued 336 building permits for homes in 2005 and 235 in 2006, the height of the city’s population influx. That number dropped as low as 100 in 2009, but was back to 269 in 2011 and 209 through August of this year.