Florida continues to be top relocation spot

by mcardinal

Curt Flewelling, FISM News


The national real estate brokerage firm Redfin issued a report last week reflecting that 24.1% of its users want to leave their current metropolitan area.

Half of the top ten “migration destinations” identified by its users are in the Sunshine State.  They are Miami (3rd), Tampa (5th), Cape Coral (7th), North Port-Sarasota (8th), and Orlando (10th).

Because of its warm and sunny weather, Florida has always been a popular destination spot. However, individuals living in states plagued by Orwellian COVID lockdowns, skyrocketing taxes, and rampant crime, are now migrating to the state at warp speed.

The top 10 cities that people are fleeing from are San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Washington D.C., Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Denver, Seattle, and Philadelphia. All of these cities have one thing in common – they all have Democratic mayors and are located in states with Democratic governors.

As the population in several blue states has plummeted, Florida gained a staggering 329,717 new residents from April 2020 to April 2021. And this year’s pace is not slowing down. 

The Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service conducted a population growth study that projects that the population in the Sunshine State is likely to expand by a whopping 32% between 2020 and 2040. This will result in an increase of 7,009,726 people.

This blue state exodus is a boon for Florida. The state has gained over 200 billion dollars in investments and economic activity from other states in the last 20 years as the economies in Democrat-run states continue to falter.

The marketing analytics firm Lightcast recently released the 2022 Talent Attraction Scorecard. The group found that Florida ranks number one in the nation for attracting and developing a skilled workforce.

At a recent press conference, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis had this to say about the findings: “By keeping Florida free and open, we have created a positive economic environment and invested in our state’s workforce and communities. As a result, Florida is leading the nation in net migration and talent attraction. As other states continue to struggle at the hands of poor leadership, people and businesses are flocking to Florida.”