DALLAS-Apartment Guide, which shares information about retail properties to potential renters nationwide, has released data about moving patterns and the top searched metropolitan areas. Dallas and Houston ranked among the top 10 list, coming in third and fourth, respectively.
Dallas didn’t fare quite so well when it came to top searched sister metros, however. This ranking determines where people most often move from and where they move to – statistics show that a higher number of individuals move from the Dallas to Houston metro region rather than vice versa.
In explaining this phenomenon, Apartment Guide researchers point out that the metro area is approximately 674 square miles and encompasses an affordable lifestyle given the lower cost of living. Furthermore, “it’s a great place if international trade is a career option, as it accounts for more than one-third of all jobs in the Houston metropolitan area,” the researchers write.
Apartment Guide relied on internal search data from May 2013 to determine the top sister metros, while US Census data was used to identify common reasons for relocation. Job and family related issues are among the reasons why such relocations take place. Read more about the researchhere.
Source: Amy Wolff Sorter for globest.com