For the third consecutive year, Oregon tops the list of top moving destinations!
This top spot is based on data from United Van Lines migration patterns report, an annual study conducted state-to-state since 1977. [View the full list of top inbound/outbound moving destinations for 2015 here.] Oregon is the most popular moving destination of 2015 with 69 percent of moves to and from the state being inbound.
And just why are folks packing up and moving to the Pacific Northwest? According to Michael Stoll, Economist, Professor and Chair of the Department of Public Policy at the University of California, Los Angeles, Oregon is propelled to the top of the list due to:
“… the combination of a boom in the technology and creative marketing industry, as well as a growing ‘want’ for outdoor activity and green space”
The Bend, Oregon area is BOOMing. Literally. According to U.S. Census Bureau data, the city’s net migration rate is 2.2%, the highest in the country. And, in a recent study by SmartAsset.com, Bend is the #4 place on the list of Top Ten Boomtowns of 2015. (“Bend “in this report includes data for the Bend/Redmond areas)
Bend has an emerging tech scene and is a thriving hub for entrepreneurs, there’s no lack of recreational activities – all right on your doorstop, there’s a sense of community and great local vibe, and of course, we have our famous beer culture. Even dogs love living in Bend, Oregon.
Whatever stage of life you’re in, whatever you enjoy doing for fun or work, wherever you like to explore, Bend’s got a little something for everyone. But then again, we might be a little biased.