New Yorkers’ top moving destination may surprise you

So much for the old New York-Boston rivalry. Redfin looked at recent buyer searches and found that New Yorkers looking to move believe Boston isn’t that bad after all.1 Here’s that data and more:

  • In July, the New York metro area had the most locals searching to live elsewhere (34.2%). Their top destination? The Boston metro area, which includes most of eastern Massachusetts and also parts of southern New Hampshire.
  • After New York, here are the next highest metro areas with the most people looking to move: San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and Chicago. Those wanting to relocate were eyeing Sacramento, Phoenix, Las Vegas, and Austin.
  • Of all users, 27.8% were considering a move to a different metro area—up from 25.2% a year ago.

Do you have buyers who are looking to move to our area? I would be more than happy to help them with their home financing.

1Dana Anderson, “Sacramento was the most popular migration destination in July, with more than half of home searches from buyers outside the area,” Redfin, last updated August 28, 2020.

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