It’s not exactly a newsflash that New Yorkers are leaving the city in droves in favor of Florida. What may come as a surprise is where they’re going.
According to a new report by Realtor.com, Tampa and Jacksonville are the top two destinations in the country for northerners relocating to sunnier climes. Also in the Top 10 is Charlotte, N.C.
Millennials aren’t always following their elders. First for the 24-34 age group is San Antonio, Texas, but rounding out the Top Ten are Charlotte and Raleigh.
Driving the migration are weather, housing and employment. The numbers tell the story. But of course, our weather is better.
Other points of national exodus: Chicago; Detroit; San Jose, Calif.; Los Angeles; Milwaukee; St. Louis; Cleveland; San Francisco and Philadelphia.
Data was based on realtor.com search traffic, cross-metro moving requests on moving.comand U.S. Census Data.