People are fleeing Florida in 2024 – this is where they’re moving

Florida, Schmorida.

After enjoying a pandemic-era boom that saw many a weary Northerner pack up and move to the Sunshine State, the citrus boom is gone, new research suggests.

In 2024, it’s apparently all about the Carolinas – their coast, their mountains, their more temperate climate and – most importantly – their affordable cost of living, say the moving professionals at PODS, who have analyzed reams of customer data to determine the latest trends.

The Myrtle Beach resort destination is in the heart of the country’s most visited region for the second year in a row, according to a major industry mover. Chansak Joe

If true, it indicates a significant turnaround in just one year. In 2023, Florida virtually owned the list of most moved cities, with six in the Top 20 and five in the Top 10.

This year, South Florida has the third most refugees, just behind the much-maligned Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area, the figures show.

The data analysts blamed a combination of forecast economic slowdown and higher insurance rates — more than 19.8% above the national average over the past two years, according to a report from digital agency Insurify — for the slowdown in the recently white economy of Florida. hot market.

According to Zillow, the average home value in Florida has increased by just 3.3 percent this year – below the national average of 4.1 percent.

The picture is said to be brighter – and airier – in the Myrtle Beach, SC/Wilmington, NC region, which PODS called the most troubled for 2024 – just as it was in 2023.

The Carolinas are generally enjoying widespread popularity as pandemic boom states like Florida and Texas appear to be peaking. Carlosr

Only this time, the Carolinas closed ranks and dominated the list, with Charlotte, Raleigh, Asheville and Greenville/Spartanburg, SC all making the Top 10.

Tax-free Tennessee, with its “booming job market” and “positive economic outlook,” is also seeing a significant increase in popularity, the survey found, with Knoxville, Nashville and the Tri-Cities all in the Top 20.

All three metropolitan areas have a lower-than-average median age in the mid-30s. The data showed that many of the movers come to the Volunteer State from California, Florida and Texas.

Wilmington, NC shares first place with nearby Myrtle Beach. DenisTangneyJr

Overall, the cost of living continued to dominate the list of reasons why people moved in the first place – the top five regions abandoned by those seeking affordability included only one surprising outlier: Austin, Texas, which only was recently touted as the next ‘hot market’.

Meanwhile, five regions in the Tri-State have reached the most moved place of shame this year, including New York’s Hudson Valley, which is currently facing a significant cost-of-living crisis. The Big Apple proper did not appear in the rankings this year.

Cities with the highest number of moves, ranked

Sunset over the pier in Myrtle Beach. The once seasonal resort is becoming a year-round destination for a growing number of Americans. Chansak Joe
  • 1. Myrtle Beach, SC/Wilmington, NC
  • 2. Ocala, FL
  • 3. Houston, Texas
  • 4. Greenville-Spartanburg, SC
  • 5. Charlotte, NC
  • 6. Raleigh, NC
  • 7. Phoenix, NC
  • 8. Knoxville, Tenn
  • 9.Jacksonville, FL
  • 10. Asheville, NC

Cities with the highest number of moves, ranked

  • 1. Los Angeles
  • 2. Bay area
  • 3. South Florida
  • 4. Long Island
  • 5. Austin, Texas
  • 6. Central NJ
  • 7.Chicago
  • 8. San Diego
  • 9. Stockton-Modesto, CA
  • 10. Hudson Valley, NY
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