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Oregon Top Destination for Inbound Movers; Northeast Sees Exodus

By    |   Tuesday, 06 Jan 2015 05:55 PM

Oregon has been named as the top moving destination in the United States for the second year in a row, according to a recent report by United Van Lines.

The study, which tracks movers' state-to-state relocation patterns was released on Jan. 2. It found that 66 percent of moves to and from Oregon during 2014 were inbound. South Carolina and North Carolina came in second and third respectively, with about 61 percent of movers being inbound, according to a news release.

The Northeast saw the biggest loss in residents for the third consecutive year, the report said. New Jersey saw the biggest loss, with 65 percent of moves being outbound, followed by New York at 64 percent outbound, and Connecticut at 57 percent outbound, the release said. The Northeast also had the highest number of residents leaving for retirement, and the Mountain West had the highest number of retirees moving in.

Michael Stoll, economist, professor, and chair of the Department of Public Policy at the University of California, Los Angeles, told the Statesman Journal that job growth, lifestyle amenities, and affordable cost of living make Oregon attractive for inbound moves.

"Looking at it nationally, a lot of those people are coming from California, which is characterized by high housing costs," Stoll said. "Moving to Oregon is a lower-cost state, but it also has all those amenities and it's less congested. I would think that pattern will continue into the foreseeable future."

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