People in Orlando love moving to Tampa, says report

They don't want their house near the Mouse.

click to enlarge People in Orlando love moving to Tampa, says report
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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.