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Old 01-29-2017, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Macon, Georgia
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Wow. This is a very intriguing list. Something. Very interesting.
10 Cities Americans Are Moving To Right Now | Forbes
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Old 01-30-2017, 06:37 AM
 
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Tampa and Jacksonville at #1 and #2 is mildly surprising given all of the "outside of Florida" love for Orlando. However the job economy is more conducive to those cities than Orlando (too many low-paying jobs there) and the rent to salary ratio in Orlando doesn't work for most. Tampa has always been a desirable option and hanging out in the top 5 for population gain, but Jacksonville is definitely the newbie and people are finally figuring out it's a great place to live with a decent cost of living, has a diverse economy, has the warmer and friendlier coastal vibe plus family-friendliness with good public schools (3 of 4 of their school districts are top 10 in the state).
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Old 01-30-2017, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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So.....the Sun Belt? Not news, but the list of cities is slightly surprising, considering what I was expecting.
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Old 02-01-2017, 08:03 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX and wherever planes fly
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If you dont have time for the clicks.... Texas, North Carolina, Florida are winning. but they have been for a while now.
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Old 02-01-2017, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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If you dont have time for the clicks.... Texas, North Carolina, Florida are winning. but they have been for a while now.
And why not right? Mild weather, low COL, jobs.
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Old 02-01-2017, 10:35 AM
 
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And why not right? Mild weather, low COL, jobs.
low cost of living?????? Did you see the median home prices in most of those places? Midwest definitely has a lower cost of living.
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Old 02-01-2017, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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low cost of living?????? Did you see the median home prices in most of those places? Midwest definitely has a lower cost of living.
Sorry. I live in DC. That looks like low COL to me, but I see what you are saying.
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Old 02-01-2017, 11:21 AM
 
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I am patterning my life on the opposite strategy. When people leave an area in great numbers I see an opportunity. Also, I much prefer cold weather to hot, so I am just waiting for my opportunity to move north to the Great Lakes area (mainly, waiting for the right job).
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Old 02-01-2017, 11:50 AM
 
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low cost of living?????? Did you see the median home prices in most of those places? Midwest definitely has a lower cost of living.
I mean, Chicago is more or less the same as DFW and perhaps a tad bit more expensive than Houston (those three are all great bang for your buck cities in my opinion), but I cannot imagine other cities in the Midwest being absolutely cheaper than the majority of similar sized cities in the South.
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Old 02-01-2017, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX and wherever planes fly
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And why not right? Mild weather, low COL, jobs.
This is true! They have most of the right pieces for most people.
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