People in Orlando love moving to Tampa, says report

They don't want their house near the Mouse.

click to enlarge PHOTO VIA ADOBE IMAGES
Photo via Adobe Images
If it seems like everyone is moving to Tampa, it might be true.

A recent report from Redfin, a Seattle-based real estate brokerage, analyzed data from around two million user who searched for housing across 111 metropolitan areas in January and February of 2022. To be a part of the dataset, users had to view at least 10 homes in a particular area and homes in that area must have made up at least 80% of the user’s searches.

Why did Tampa rank third though? Well, the report found that in the first two months of 2022, the net inflow of users was 9,052 – an increase from 2021’s 6,003.

Redfin also found that 50% of the searches from its users came from outside of Tampa – a 10.2% drop from the previous year, and identified Orlando and Washington, D.C. as the top origin people where moving from.

This might explain why I-4 is more congested than ever.

While Tampa ranked high on Redfin's list, the area was only preceded by Miami as the top destination and Phoenix as the second.

Of course, this ranking is polarizing to Tampa’s boiling housing and rent control crisis, as a previous study showed that city renters spend 42% of income on rent – ranking it fourth worst in the U.S.

About The Author

Sofía García Vargas

Sofía García Vargas, born in Colombia, South America and raised in Costa Rica, Central America, is a journalism student at the University of South Florida and Editor-in-Chief of The Crow’s Nest, USF St. Petersburg’s student newspaper. Her passions range from art and music to sports and food. She dreams of becoming...
Scroll to read more Tampa Bay News articles
Join the Creative Loafing Tampa Bay Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state.
Help us keep this coverage going with a one-time donation or an ongoing membership pledge.

Newsletters

Join Creative Loafing Tampa Bay Newsletters

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Creative Loafing Tampa Bay. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Creative Loafing Tampa Bay, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at [email protected]