United Van Lines revealed that Oregon was the top moving destination in the country for the 3rd straight year
A recent research done by United Van Lines revealed that Oregon was the top moving destination in the country for the 3rd straight year. According to the report, 70% of moves in the State of Oregon were people moving from another state and the number of people moving to Oregon has increased by 10% the past six years.
According to Michael Stoll, economist, professor and chair of the Department of Public Policy at the University of California, Los Angeles, “This year’s data reflects longer-term trends of people moving to the Pacific West, where cities such as Portland and Seattle are seeing the combination of a boom in the technology and creative marketing industry, as well as a growing ‘want’ for outdoor activity and green space,”
Professor Stroll also said, “We are entering a period in which there is going to be a lot of retirements as a result of the baby boomers reaching that point in their life cycle. Oregon seems to be a place that retirees are attracted to,” Stoll said. “What you see happening in Oregon today portends what’s likely to happen in the future as well.”
However, finding a home in Oregon’s most populous city has become much more costly. Home prices in Portland increased almost 11% in October from the same time last year, according to the most recent S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index.
Here are the top 10 inbound states for 2015, according to United Van Lines
2. South Carolina
5. North Carolina
8. District of Columbia
Here are the top 10 outbound states for 2015:
1. New Jersey
2. New York
8. West Virginia