If you’re anything like us, you’ve probably gotten sucked down the Google Timelapse rabbit hole before. The tool shows how cities all over the world have changed from 1984 to 2016, using millions of satellite images.
Google’s Timelapse tool recently received a major update, adding four more years of images and sharper views. We looked at the fastest-growing cities in America per 2015 U.S. Census Data to see how these communities have changed over time.
Be prepared ― these timelapses will blow your mind.
1. Georgetown, Texas
2. New Braunfels, Texas
The city of New Braunfels, Texas saw its population rise 6.6 percent between 2014 and 2015. It’s 25 miles northeast of San Antonio and 40 miles south of Austin. The city hosts festivals like the Gruene Music and Wine Festival and a ten-day sausage celebration called Wurstfest.
3. Ankeny, Iowa
This suburb of Des Moines grew 6.5 percent between 2014 and 2015. Ankeny’s population has doubled in the last 15 years, according to The Des Moines Register. Ankeny is a short drive away from Des Moines’ leading attractions, like Blank Park Zoo and Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden.
4. Frisco, Texas
5. South Jordan, Utah
Utah is the fastest-growing state in the nation this year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. South Jordan sits in the Salt Lake Valley, approximately 18 miles from Salt Lake City. Between 2014 and 2015, it grew by 6 percent.
6. Dublin, California
Dublin, California is a suburb in the East Bay, approximately 25 miles from Oakland. Between 2014 and 2015, Dublin grew 5.5 percent. Dublin is home to a massive annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, drawing up to 80,000 visitors from the Bay Area.
7. Pearland, Texas
8. Milpitas, California
Milpitas, California sits just a few miles north of San Jose. The city grew by 5.3 percent between 2014 and 2015. It’s also situated in Silicon Valley, near corporate headquarters for SanDisk and Flex.
9. Broomfield, Colorado
The city and county of Broomfield, Colorado grew by 5.2 percent from 2014 to 2015. Broomfield is just 20 minutes from Denver and 10 minutes from Boulder. The community is home to craft breweries like Nighthawk Brewery and 4 Noses Brewing Company.