Atlas Van Lines recently released their ‘2011 Migration Trends’ reports. According to this new report, Southwestern and Mid-Atlantic states were popular destinations in 2011. Historical data suggests this trend in relocation is likely related to retirement and weather preferences. Retirees are attracted to states with temperate climates, affordable costs of living, good health care and pretty scenery.
The Midwest continued to lose residents in 2011, but the data shows Michigan became a balanced state after six consecutive years of steady outbound moves (yeah). Continue reading