With a rapidly growing population and several new construction neighborhoods, Lithia is the 129th largest community in Florida. Much of the housing stock in Lithia was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Lithia economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This is most certainly the case in Lithia. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Lithia really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children.