Forbes provides a fascinating snapshot of what the status of movement is for anywhere in the United States in the Map: Where Americans Are Moving article. As I look at this map (more black than red) I infer that more people are move to rather than from the county I live in (based on IRS stats). Secondly there is strong secondary move to adjoining counties, I’m guessing due to the high taxes in King county.
Suzy and I talk about how to reduce our costs of living as we near our retirement age. One of the options is to move to a nearby but less costly local. This map shows there are a lot of people doing that already (red surrounding King county). So as we take a look see the prices of decent property within a half day’s drive of the Seattle area proper are rising rather quickly. Timing is everything but we are not willing to give up the Seattle community life for that of a smaller town. Not yet anyway.
Tip of the cap to Guy Kawasaki on Twitter who’s associated icon reads, “Enchantment. Reluctance is futile.” I find myself forwarding a lot of his tweets. His by-line reads: Firehose that answers the question, What’s interesting? Co-founder of Alltop. Former chief evangelist of Apple. Author of Enchantment.