It’s not your imagination, people are moving to North Carolina in droves. According to our friends at United Van Lines, North Carolina is one of the top states that people are flocking to. And we can see why they would want to! Many people like to come south for the weather, cheaper cost of living, and the laid-back atmosphere. The study is part of a yearly report by United Van Lines, in fact, this is the 46th annual National Movers Study the company has conducted. This year’s results show that Americans continue to move to lower-density locations. This relocation is driven by lifestyle preferences such as a career change, retirement, and wanting to be closer to family.
The top inbound states of 2022 were:
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- North Carolina
- Washington, D.C.
- South Dakota
- New Mexico
The top outbound states for 2022 were:
- New Jersey
- New York
New Jersey and New York are two of the top three states people are relocating from. This along with the rest of the top 4 in Illinois and Michigan align with many of the trends I personally have witnessed. Wyoming which came in at number 4 surprises me a bit more. Those folks must not be coming to the Carolinas as I haven’t crossed paths with any. Do these trends line up with what you’re personally seeing? Have you seen an influx of people moving to North Carolina?