The small town of Whitewater may be seeing some big changes in the future.
Planning officials say the population is growing and they need to be ready.
We visited Whitewater today and saw its beautiful farms, horses and we even stopped by its only public building; the post office.
Things around Whitewater are pretty calm right now, but city planners say apartments, shops, and maybe even a school could be in the small town's future.
As the song goes, "everybody knows everybody" and that's never more true then in a small town like Whitewater.
"Nobody's a stranger nobody's mad at anyone else," said Larry Sanchez a local of Whitewater.
Besides the friendly people, there are some farms, houses, a post office and that's about it.
However officials say there's a lot of interest in seeing the area grow.
Keith Fife, planning director said, "We've seen a 2 percent growth rate consistently over the last, probably 40 years, even though it's faster than that sometimes, slower that that at others, so our predictions are working with the state demographers office that the county will continue to grow between one and a half to two percent over the next 15, 20 years."
The Whitewater Community Plan was adopted in 2007, which includes the addition of residential apartments, businesses and shops.
"Places for people to work, shop and live. Right there to make it an even walk-able community if you will. Anticipating that there could be quite a bit of growth in the area, potentially up to 20,000 people if it was built out to its full extent could in the community of Whitewater,” said Fife.
Sanchez added, "I like Whitewater because it is small, no business up here so it is slow, not a whole lot of traffic just the residential traffic is all."
Larry Sanchez, who's lived in white water for nearly 20 years says while others will be excited about the growth, he likes it, quiet and calm.
He said, "I wouldn't like it, I understand progress, and you can’t stop progress, myself I don't like that kind of growth. That’s why I’m here now. If I do see that coming there will be a point where I will be leaving."
Fife added, "It's hard for a lot of people to imagine and it will take a long time for it to come together."