Top 10 Metros Homebuyers Are Moving Into and Leaving in 2023

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The real estate market is in a constant state of flux, with homebuyers seeking new opportunities and better lifestyles in different parts of the country. In August 2023, we witnessed significant shifts in where homebuyers are choosing to move and which metros they are leaving behind. In this article, we'll explore the top 10 metros that are attracting homebuyers and the metros they are bidding farewell to.

Metros Homebuyers Are Moving Into, by Net Inflow

Rank Metro Net Inflow, August 2023 Top Out-of-State Origin
#1 Sacramento, CA 5,100 Chicago, IL
#2 Las Vegas, NV 5,000 Los Angeles, CA
#3 Orlando, FL 4,300 New York, NY
#4 North Port-Sarasota, FL 4,000 New York, NY
#5 Tampa, FL 4,000 New York, NY
#6 Myrtle Beach, SC 3,700 Washington, D.C.
#7 Cape Coral, FL 3,600 Chicago, IL
#8 Dallas, TX 3,400 Los Angeles, CA
#9 Portland, ME 3,300 Boston, MA
#10 Houston, TX 3,100 New York, NY
Source: Redfin

Metros Homebuyers Are Leaving, by Net Outflow

Rank Metro Net Outflow, August 2023 Top Out-of-State Destination
#1 San Francisco, CA 26,900 Seattle, WA
#2 New York, NY 25,300 Miami, FL
#3 Los Angeles, VA 20,200 Las Vegas, NV
#4 Washington, D.C.  14,500 Salisbury, MD
#5 Chicago, IL 5,000 Milwaukee, WI
#6 Boston, MA 4,600 Portland, ME
#7 Hartford, CT 3,400 Boston, MA
#8 Detroit, MI 2,200 Cape Coral, FL
#9 Denver, CO 2,100 Chicago, IL
#10 Seattle, WA 2,100 Phoenix, AZ

Source: Redfin

The real estate landscape is dynamic, influenced by a myriad of factors. In August 2023, these ten metros emerged as the most popular destinations for homebuyers, each offering unique advantages and opportunities. Whether it's the allure of California, the appeal of Florida's warm climate, or the opportunities in Texas, these metros have something for everyone.

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Comments (1)

Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
Relocation to NW AZ with elbow room & more freedom

Interesting Phoenix was not included given it is the fastest growing Metro area in the county between 2010 and 2020. Here in Mohave County, over 75% of my buyers are out of state from CA, WA, and a few from the east coast.

Oct 02, 2023 08:03 AM
Ritu Desai 703-625-4949

Thanks for checking in! I was expecting some metros as well, but I think the way the list goes is they check it with the number of home searchers looking to move into or leave a metro area. While it does present what the approximate data might look like, they're based off of user activity in the said website so results may vary.

Oct 04, 2023 09:37 AM