Buyers Are Flooding Into These 10 Markets

October 6, 2016

It’s a good time to be a real estate professional for those living in Fort Myers, Fla., or Austin, Texas. The two metros are seeing some of the largest influx of new residents moving in. But they’re not the only metros seeing a flood of new residents entering.

U.S. News & World Report recently culled Census Bureau data to examine population growth by net migration for the 100 largest U.S. metros from 2010 to 2014. Then, they ranked the metros based on the difference between those moving there and those moving away. The following 10 places topped its list as the ones gaining the most new residents:

1. Fort Myers, Fla.

  • Net migration rate (2010 to 2014): 9.36%

2. Austin, Texas

  • Net migration rate: 8.86%

3. Sarasota, Fla.

  • Net migration rate: 7.67%

4. Charleston, S.C.

  • Net migration rate: 6.49%

5. Orlando

  • Net migration rate: 6.37%

6. Houston

  • Net migration rate: 5.43%

7. San Antonio, Texas

  • Net migration rate: 5.36%

8. Raleigh-Durham, N.C.

  • Net migration rate: 5.35%

9. Denver

  • Net migration rate: 5.05%

10. Miami

  • Net migration rate: 5.02%

Source: “The 20 Best Places People Are Moving to in the U.S.,” U.S. News & World Report (Sept. 30, 2016)