Oldest, hottest

The oldest town in Idaho has apparently just become the hottest – in percentages, anyway.

Franklin, so close to the border with Utah that its first settlers – the creators of the first town in the state – thought they still were in Utah, is getting a new subdivision. Its population currently is a little above 600 (and actually growing a bit in recent years, unusual for small rural towns away from metro centers). Now, with a big new subdivision in the works, it looks likely to roughly double in size. (Credit to the namers of the development: Legacy Ranch.)

Think of another small town outside a metro or resort area doing that.

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