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Old 11-22-2011, 04:12 PM
 
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I see a lot of threads here at the CDP forum from people moving into the area or planning to do so. Is it like that every fall or are we seeing a resurgence of the migratory trend towards the valley of the sun as it used to be before the Great Recession? What are your thoughts and experiences? Anyone with numbers as well?

When I look at the U-Haul indicator I see more outbound traffic towards Seattle and Los Angeles, but more inbound traffic from Portland, OR and (very strong) Chicago.

Thanks, P.L.

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Old 11-22-2011, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Metro Phoenix, AZ USA
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I don't think it means there are significantly more people moving here than in the recent past. Thousands moved here, even during these economic times. I think it's rather a function of more and more people using the internet to research a location, and more and more people finding and using this forum in the process.
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Old 11-22-2011, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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For everyone moving in - there are likely an equal number that are anxious to leave. Observer53 makes an excellent point.

USAToday had an article about a week ago with some interesting information about the Sun Belt States.

Boomers no longer flock to Ariz., Fla. - USATODAY.com
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Old 11-22-2011, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Anchored in Phoenix
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I see threads like this on other City Data cities. People move around a lot. Also you are going to of course find more threads like this on big cities such as Phoenix and not so many on small towns such as Sierra Vista.
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Old 11-22-2011, 05:38 PM
 
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Believe it or not, people are constantly moving to Las Vegas even with the horrible job market. I would agree with the others, nothing has changed. A lot of people just do not like to stay in one spot for too long.
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Old 11-23-2011, 12:26 AM
 
Location: East Central Phoenix
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Believe it or not, people are constantly moving to Las Vegas even with the horrible job market. I would agree with the others, nothing has changed. A lot of people just do not like to stay in one spot for too long.
To me, jobs should be one of the major reasons (if not THE top reason) to move to another city. The problem with places like Las Vegas and Phoenix is many people move there for less essential reasons like the sunny climate, golf, retirement, etc. And you can probably add the lure of the Strip entertainment as to why some move to Vegas too. Again, non essential, frivolous reasons. Sunshine, golf, and casinos do not bring in the high paying competitive jobs. At best, they create lower paying service level type of positions.
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Old 11-26-2011, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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Default Lots of people leaving, too

As I've looked through the city data boards, I see a lot of people leaving Phoenix too. I've worked with probably 5-10 people who have left the state in the last year. I'm next, heading to Seattle, WA next month. So I think it's more of a general trend of people taking to the internet to research their move before they go.
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