It’s no surprise that spring is a prime moving month. The winter is over and the weather is nice without being too unbearable. However, for some states, moving this spring seems more likely than others.
People choose to move for many reasons. Some move for work. Others for family. For some, cost of living is an important deciding factor. It’s no secret that the latter is becoming a larger concern for some citizens.
However, deciding when to move is less of a guess.
Attom Data Solutions recently published a study which analyzed 118 metropolitan areas in the United States. Of those areas, Attom was able to determine which cities and states are facing the most immediate chance of losing residents.
More Likely To Be Moving This Spring
- Colorado Springs, Colorado
- Manchester-Nashua, New Hampshire
- El Paso, Texas
- Washington, D.C
- Orlando, Florida
Less Likely To Be Moving This Spring
- Cleveland, Ohio
- Rochester, New York
- Boston, Massachusetts
- Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- Providence, Rhode Island
Where Are They Going?
Of course, there are plenty of reasons why people choose to move; and plenty of locations to choose from. Below is a look at the data from Attom.
Home prices may be a factor in moving, as well as the costs associated with home ownership.
The average value of homes sought by pre-movers in the top 10 counties with the highest pre-mover index (most likely to move) was $269,766 while the average value of homes sought by pre-movers in the top 10 counties with the lowest pre-mover index (less likely to move) was $404,621.
High home prices may be deterring some sellers from putting their homes on the market. At the same time, lower home prices can have the same effect in some areas. High home prices also have a way of deterring new buyers who find themselves priced out of the market.
Nevertheless, cost of living is an important factor. Whether that’s the price of homes, transportation, or your tax burden.
This is why City vs City examines all these factors (and more) while calculating costs at the zip code level. City vs City uses real, local data to determine the cost of living in your city as well as compare it to another city of your choosing.
As a result, you’ll see a side by side comparison of your current cost of living as well as what you can expect in your new city.
If you’re thinking of moving this spring or anytime, don’t make a move without City vs City in the palm of your hand.