Phoenix Among Top Metros for Relocation

By Emily Marek

Phoenix is one of the most popular places to move to — or, at least the most popular places to think about moving to, according to a new analysis from Redfin.

The real estate site recently reported that record-high numbers of users were looking to relocate in January. Nearly 25% of all users searched for homes outside their current metro area last month — a 2.1% increase from January 2022, and a 6.9% increase from January 2020 (before the pandemic).

While sunny Miami claimed the title of the most popular potential migration destination, Phoenix was also among the top metros that attracted out-of-state movers. According to Redfin, net inflow into Phoenix was the fourth-highest of all metro areas surveyed, with 5,500 users looking to move to the Valley of the Sun in January (down from 9,900 users in January 2022).

The majority of potential Phoenix residents are in Seattle, which ranked as the No. 7 metro that homebuyers are looking to leave.

Here’s the full list of the metro areas that garnered the most relocation interest last month:

  1. Miami.
  2. Sacramento, California.
  3. Las Vegas.
  4. Phoenix.
  5. Tampa, Florida.
  6. Dallas.
  7. Cape Coral, Florida.
  8. Orlando, Florida.
  9. North Port-Sarasota, Florida.
  10. Houston.

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