Texas top moving-to state fifth straight year
More people chose to settle deep in the heart of Texas than anywhere in the United States in 2009, according to Allied Van Lines' 42nd Annual Magnet States Report. For the fifth year in a row, Texas was the No. 1 destination state based on Allied's report, which tracks U.S. migration patterns and tabulates net relocation gains for each state on an annual basis. "Texas seems to be the cheap seats but with a great view," says Bill Jones, chairman of the Texas Association of REALTORS®. "Just 20 years ago, our wonderful state wasn't the first choice for many people. But now folks from all over are noticing we have everything you could possibly want - from reasonably priced housing, to plenty of land for business and housing development, to a wide variety of fine arts and recreational opportunities."
Arizona was the second most moved-to state in 2009, followed closely by North Carolina. Colorado and Florida placed fourth and fifth for states with the largest net relocation gains last year.
Source: Allied Van Lines