Atlas Van Lines has been tracking moving trends across the United States since 1993. Their 2012 study, which was just released, shows a flurry of migration activity in California, Texas and Florida… All three are, and have remained ‘balanced’ over the past decade … with fairly even inbound and outbound migration patterns.
Washington D.C. showed the highest inbound traffic of any of the Northern States … (and has for much of the past decade).
Rather surprisingly, North Dakota, Alaska, New Mexico are in the same category as Washington D.C (showing increased inbound migration) …
The same is true of North Carolina (although, given the number of Floridians scooping up second homes in North Carolina, that’s not a surprise).
This map shows a snapshot of migration patterns across the U.S. and Canada.
New York and New Jersey rank high as far as outbound migration is concerned … (Wyoming, Nebraska and Ohio … and Canada show high outbound migration as well).
And that continues to benefit South Florida … Despite the somewhat transient nature of much of South Florida (with international corporate relocations coming and going) Florida entices those looking for a reprieve from the cold, and looking for more temperate climates… as well as those wanting second homes and investment property.