The New Hot Spots Where Americans Are Moving Right Now
As the economy continues to improve, job markets are opening wide, the sun is shining on folks’ financial prospects, and people are on the move.
But where are they going, exactly? What are the hot spots drawing planes, trains, and automobiles full of new residents? For insight into people’s past, present, and future moves, realtor.com looked to three data sets:
- Census Bureau migration data collected from 2009 to 2013 that tracked people’s moves in and out of metropolitan areas
- The number of cross-metro moving requests on moving.com®
- Cross-metro search traffic on realtor.com
So here are the cities that people are flocking to: (Look Who is #1!)
What do these metros have in common? Affordable housing and strong job markets, mostly. Some of these places are just beginning to join the ranks of the housing market’s elite class.
Florida is clearly the top state for new moves. Three central Florida cities make the cut, largely due to unusually strong job creation. Another factor: housing prices haven’t fully recovered from the crash yet, so there are plenty of deals to be had. Plus, the state has no income tax.