Top states that millenials are moving to may be suprising to some. Many of Gen-X and millennials (ages 28-34) are starting to move north and to the east. There are many studies that have come out lately confirming this theory. We explore why below.
You probably would have thought that 18-34-year-olds would want to move to Florida or California - somewhere warm. This is actually quite the opposite many older men and women are making the switch and moving from the north to the south in record numbers. However, when it comes to millennials and Gen X, things are different. The main reason behind this move is due to jobs. Here is a breakdown of why many millennials and Gen-X used our services for their next adventure destination.
A new job or a transfer within the company is the number one most common reason people in this age group move.
Some move because they want to be closer to friends and family. It turns out, that most millennials have more friends and family in New York/the NorthEast, Washington, D.C, and Pennsylvania than they do in places like Florida and South Carolina.
Whatever the reason may be, there is definitely a trend as to how and where millenials are moving these days.
According to a recent study, more than 70% of men and women who request moving services for a change in job or transfer. To be fair, you do get some rewarding career incentives by moving to the nations’ capital. Some of the more popular career fields in D.C. include tech, hospitality, government and science base employment.
In this state some of the top fields include technology, healthcare, finance, and business. Yes, we are talking about the “bread and butter” state. Plus, the state is filled with lots of lakes and mountains for outdoor activities. Anyone who enjoys the great outdoors (and snow!) will enjoy their move to Minnesota.
Back in 2015, GQ magazine called Rhode Island the place for “young people”. There is a close proximity to places like Boston and New York which make it enticing for the younger crowd. Most young men and women find themselves going back and forth between New York, Boston, and Rhode Island to visit friends, landmarks and family. Rhode Island is known for its food and culture. Rhode Island also offers prestigious academic choices for students, as well as financial options that most of you would not get elsewhere. It might be one of the smaller states up North, but it has booming enterprises, and many business opportunities that you do not want to miss out on.
Massachusetts is home to multiple Fortune 500 companies. I'm sure that you know of some that are on the list. That list includes companies like Liberty Mutual (everyone has heard of that one), TJX, and GE. These companies are currently recruiting new candidates to top positions. That is also why so many millennials and Gen-X men and women have been moving here - they want to be where the money is being made!
Boston is certainly the most popular city in Massachusetts. Boston boasts jobs for people in the biotech field, engineering, finance, and trade. It is also a very exciting city to live in. There is plenty to keep you busy with the night life, restaurants and historic surroundings. Boston is currently attracting many young and bright heavyweights to its various fields. A lot of wonderful news correspondents and journalists also make their homes here. You really should consider Boston if you are looking to move up to the NorthEast.
Now, some of you might not consider Louisiana to be a "hot destination" for young people but you would be wrong. You are going to find a highly motivated workforce here. You will also find a very pro-business climate and atmosphere. The infrastructure is sound too. Louisiana also has one of the highest recruitment and training programs in the country in many different fields. Remember that a lot of millennials are moving for a new job or transfer. You have to link the two together. You will find some of the industry heavy hitters here including software development, water management, and manufacturing.
Those of you looking to move due to job placement should have no issue. You will have more than enough to keep yourself busy (especially if you get recruited by a major firm). Some of those firms include Century Link and Turner Industries. There is also a lot to do concerning the nightlife (depending on where you live). You will also be living in semi-tropical climate so those of you who like the heat will enjoy it.
Suprisingly, North Carolina is quickly becoming a hotbed of young people interested in the tech industry - espeically women. North Carolina currently ranks #2 for the percentage of women in the techonology workforce. Also, the metro Raleigh-Durham areaS is the #2 tech hub only to be surpassed by Silicon Valley. They have rapid job growth with startup companies and are encouraging young people to flock. Plus, there are a lot of beautiful places and big cities that will keep millenials entertained and content. There are also a lot of really great colleges and universities for those who are looking to continue their education.
And The Migration Begins...
Things change. You used to hear that places like Florida, New Mexico, and Arizona were the places to be, especially during retirement. They might still be on the list to a certain degree, but those states are now being placed in the “what used to be” category. You will find the states listed above are the main spots to move. Some of the Californians (if not most) are even moving to Texas. Funny how a few years can change everything.