Your Neighborhood: Where Americans Are Moving?

imageForbes 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.

imageTip 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.

About Gandalfe

Just an itinerant saxophonist trying to find life between the changes. I have retired from the Corps of Engineers and Microsoft. I am an admin on the Woodwind Forum, run the Seattle Solid GOLD Big Band (formerly the Microsoft Jumpin' Jive Orchestra) a GOLD sax quartet, and enjoy time with family and friends.
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3 Responses to Your Neighborhood: Where Americans Are Moving?

  1. matt says:

    Very cool! I am apparently part of a GIGANTIC influx of folks from the Northeast moving to Wake County, NC. I believe it, too. Half the people here have Long Island accents, the other half a Carolina drawl.

  2. matt says:

    also checked the counties I have lived previously, and they all are losing massive amounts of people. go with the flow, eh?

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