Florida Takes #1 #2 & #7 of Top 10 Places Where America Is Moving

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    Jul 07, 2016 3:15 PM GMT
    http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/business/real-estate/florida-cities-among-best-places-move/nrsjs/
    Looking for a new home? According to a new study, Florida has some of the best locations in the country to start anew.

    Realtor.com listed the top 10 cities gaining the most residents, and Tampa and Jacksonville topped the list with Orlando coming in seventh place....

    The list was curated using Census Bureau migration data from 2009 to 2013 and a number of cross-metro moving requests and traffic from moving.com.

    According to Realtor, the reason so many Florida cities made the cut was because of its strong job creation and the fact that the “housing prices haven’t fully recovered from the crash yet.” The site added that no state income tax is also a nice incentive.

    No Florida cities made the list of cities losing the most residents, which is led by New York City, but Jacksonville, Tampa, Miami and Orlando were also among the hot spots for millennials looking to move.


    http://www3.forbes.com/leadership/10-cities-americans-are-moving-to-right-now/Whether for professional or personal reasons, people sometimes pick up and move. In the United States, folks have been migrating to urban areas in recent generations, but these days the places they wind up are not necessarily the major hubs we might expect.

    Real estate information platform, Realtor.com, combined its internal data with U.S. Census Bureau information and discovered where Americans are moving these days. The results might surprise you.

    1. Tampa, Florida
    Median Home Price: $230,000
    Unemployment Rate: 4.4%

    2. Jacksonville, Florida
    Median Home Price: $272,400
    Unemployment Rate: 4.4%

    3. Charlotte, North Carolina
    Median Home Price: $257,500
    Unemployment Rate: 5.1%

    4. San Antonio, Texas
    Median Home Price: $275,000
    Unemployment Rate: 3.7%

    5. Austin, Texas
    Median Home Price: $399,000
    Unemployment Rate: 3.1%

    6. Las Vegas, Nevada
    Median Home Price: $260,000
    Unemployment Rate: 6.0%

    7. Orlando, Florida
    Median Home Price: $262,400
    Unemployment Rate: 4.3%

    8. Nashville, Tennessee
    Median Home Price: $315,000
    Unemployment Rate: 3.2%

    9. Raleigh, North Carolina
    Median Home Price: $297,200
    Unemployment Rate: 4.6%

    10. Portland, Oregon
    Median Home Price: $416,300
    Unemployment Rate: 4.6%

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  • Cutlass

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    Jul 08, 2016 10:01 AM GMT
    Florida's housing prices certainly seem reasonable. With the nice warm weather and water all around, it seems blessed with ideal living conditions. However, no place is perfect, and there are hurricanes almost every year (they don't always hit land) and that can be a drawback.
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    Jul 08, 2016 4:52 PM GMT
    I know this is going to sound odd but our hurricanes are actually somewhat tolerable. Certainly nobody wants the deaths or the economic damages but they tend to be less deadly than many other natural disasters. The real dangerous part of a hurricane, aside from the prolonged high wind which can down trees are the tornados it can spawn. But those things are born without hurricanes in other parts of the country (we rarely get them otherwise) and I'd imagine more are killed there than here though I haven't done a body count.

    I lived quite near our worst, Andrew, having never seen glass bend before, spending the night holed up in the closet with a friend, surrounding ourselves with mattresses and enjoying a buffet by flashlight. Immediately following I was sent into the worst of it to work and volunteer where I stayed a few weeks as it was at first not possible and then impractical to travel in and out. So I know very well the damage.

    And I've had a few weaker ones come pretty much right over my home. The worst damage being a limb that came down pointy end first. It's a big event you have to prepare for but most often not a big deal. And it's not like living in California where they might not get these storms but we won't concern ourselves with a world ending earthquake event.

    Most of our contact with nature is much more peaceful and one of the wonderful things about living here is that we've lots of access to nature even from our most metro areas. I've swam with dolphins and I bike trails with alligators. That's the Florida I know. I love it.
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    Jul 09, 2016 8:39 PM GMT
    Cutlass saidFlorida's housing prices certainly seem reasonable. With the nice warm weather and water all around, it seems blessed with ideal living conditions. However, no place is perfect, and there are hurricanes almost every year (they don't always hit land) and that can be a drawback.


    Florida hasn't been hit with a hurricane since 2005..
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    Jul 09, 2016 9:05 PM GMT
    Import said
    Florida hasn't been hit with a hurricane since 2005..


    Tsk - now you've gone and done it.
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    Jul 09, 2016 9:14 PM GMT
    No state income tax, fairly moderate property tax, can be appealing to many people. That's why many retirees move to Florida
  • Eli_jah

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    Jul 10, 2016 2:03 AM GMT
    I do love the Cracker Barrel restaurants, and Venice Beach, and Clearwater and Orlando, and Miami. But I'm not moving to the state where Trayvon Martin was killed and Stand Your Ground still stands. Next!

    *I'll visit though. ;)
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    Jul 10, 2016 2:54 PM GMT
    Eli_jah saidI do love the Cracker Barrel restaurants, and Venice Beach, and Clearwater and Orlando, and Miami. But I'm moving to the state where Trayvon Martin was killed and Stand Your Ground still stands. Next!

    *I'll visit though. ;)

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    Jul 10, 2016 7:58 PM GMT
    Import said
    Eli_jah saidI do love the Cracker Barrel restaurants, and Venice Beach, and Clearwater and Orlando, and Miami. But I'm moving to the state where Trayvon Martin was killed and Stand Your Ground still stands. Next!

    *I'll visit though. ;)

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    *I'm not moving

    Typo, cutie. ;)
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    Jul 10, 2016 8:00 PM GMT
    Eli_jah said
    Import said
    Eli_jah saidI do love the Cracker Barrel restaurants, and Venice Beach, and Clearwater and Orlando, and Miami. But I'm moving to the state where Trayvon Martin was killed and Stand Your Ground still stands. Next!

    *I'll visit though. ;)

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    *I'm not moving

    Typo, cutie. ;)


    ohhhh, i was like "you're moving here?" Cool!
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    Jul 11, 2016 2:16 AM GMT
    Ronar2 saidNo state income tax, fairly moderate property tax, can be appealing to many people. That's why many retirees move to Florida


    Haven't studied numbers recently but even if we do likely still get a plurality of retirees leaving the snowbelt for the sunbelt, by my experience here and by the article: "Jacksonville, Tampa, Miami and Orlando were also among the hot spots for millennials looking to move." Probably not in the top 10 but significant enough to note.

    This article http://www.tampabay.com/news/business/personalfinance/st-petersburg-ranks-as-no-1-millennial-draw-in-florida/2215430 claims St. Pete and Clearwater as the bigger FL draws for millennials.

    And even to look at overall age of states, Florida is still on the upper end of aged residents by the history here but by medium age, there's not that much of a difference between here and pretty much anywhere...

    http://overflow.solutions/demographic-data/what-is-the-average-age-of-the-each-state/
    State.................Median Age
    Maine................43.2
    Florida..............41
    Penn.................40
    Montana.........39.9
    Arizona...........36.3
    Calif................35.4

    So a six year difference between here and California. And by the time you hit 50s, forgettaboutit. Those 6 years will fly by.

    Eli_jah saidI do love the Cracker Barrel restaurants, and Venice Beach, and Clearwater and Orlando, and Miami. But I'm not moving to the state where Trayvon Martin was killed and Stand Your Ground still stands. Next!

    *I'll visit though. ;)


    I'd probably not let a singular incident in some random community prevent my move to an entire state. Cracker Barrel though is a curious thing to name in that respect...

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cracker_BarrelIn early 1991, an intra-company memo called for employees to be dismissed if they did not display "normal heterosexual values". According to news reports, at least 11 employees were fired under the policy on a store-by-store basis from locations in Georgia and other states.[6][12] After demonstrations by gay rights groups, the company ended its policy in March 1991 and stated it would not discriminate based on sexual orientation.[62][63] The company's founder, Dan Evins, subsequently described the policy as a mistake.[6] From 1992 onward,[64] the New York City Employees Retirement System, then a major shareholder, put forward proposals to add sexual orientation to the company's non-discrimination policy. An early proposal in 1993 was defeated, with 77 percent against and only 14 percent in support, along with 9 percent abstaining.[65] It was not until 2002 that the proposals were successful; 58 percent of company shareholders voted in favor of the addition.[62]

    Cracker Barrel achieved the lowest score (15 out of 100) of all rated food and beverage companies in the Human Rights Campaign's 2008 Corporate Equality Index, a measure of LGBT workplace equality.[66] Their score for 2011 had increased to a 55. The 2011 survey noted that the firm had established a non-discrimination policy and had introduced diversity training that included training related to sexual orientation.[67] However, the company's score for 2013 dropped to a 35 out of 100, not having obtained the points related to non-discrimination toward gender identity and health benefits for partners of LGBT employees and transgender-inclusive benefits.[68]

    On December 20, 2013, Cracker Barrel announced it would no longer sell certain Duck Dynasty products which it was "concerned might offend some of [its] guests"[69] after Phil Robertson, a star of the reality TV show, remarked in a GQ interview[70]

    Don't be deceived. Neither the adulterers, the idolaters, the male prostitutes, the homosexual offenders, the greedy, the drunkards, the slanderers, the swindlers—they won't inherit the kingdom of God. Don't deceive yourself. It's not right.
    --Fuck Dynasty's Phil Robertson


    Robertson also made "comments likening homosexuality to terrorism and bestiality" in the interview, and expressed views about race which attracted criticism. On December 22, less than two days after pulling the products from its shelves, Cracker Barrel reversed its position after protests from customers...