We have had a lot of stories about where people are moving to and perhaps more importantly, why and from what.  A recent article on Realtor.com says that America is going through a period of profound migration with some places losing while others are gaining – which is having an enormous impact on both of these respective areas (where they came from and going to).  To that end, the folks over at Realtor.com recently analyzed the data to find which metro areas are gaining the most residents and which ones that area seeing the biggest drain. Spoiler alert;  by and large, they’re heading south.

“Right now the numbers are showing [people moving]to the West and South, and away from the Northeast and Midwest,” says demographer Ken Gronbach of KGC Direct. “Cities where taxes are low and housing [costs are]reasonable will see a huge influx of people over the next five to 10 years.”

Cities with the biggest net gains:

  1. Phoenix, AZ
  2. Riverside, CA
  3. Austin, TX
  4. Houston, TX
  5. Orlando, FL
  6. Dallas, TX
  7. Las Vegas, NV
  8. Columbia, SC
  9. Tampa, FL
  10. Charlotte, SC

Click here to read the full story on Realtor.com.