By: Priscilla Aguirre
Date: May 4, 2022
A moving company released some data that showed how more people are moving to San Antonio, Dallas, and Houston than they are to Austin. PODS Moving & Storage analyzed the top 20 cities where people are moving to-and-from and looked at housing market trends for its report published last weekend.
From January 2021 through March 2022, the Dallas-Fort Worth area ranked second on the list of the cities with the most growth. Houston landed at No. 12 with San Antonio right behind at 13, respectively. Austin was listed at No. 16 out of 20. Sarasota, Florida took first place.
PODS did not include data on the number of people moving to-and-from the respective cities.
The report also revealed which cities had the highest move-out numbers in the same time frame. California is home to three of the top 10 cities with the highest exodus of residents in 2021 and so far in 2022. In fact, the top two spots on the list are both in California (Los Angeles and the San Francisco area) and, together, sport a total loss that's nearly equal to the loss from the eight other cities on the list combined.
No Texas cities were listed on the highest move-out ranking.
According to the report, the cities on the ranking are for major industry employers, from technology to politics. Employers deciding to permanently adopt working remote policies may be one catalyst for the high number of moves out of these cities.
While Austin isn't leading in the move-in ranking, celebrities are certainly moving to the city. In April, Dirt.com revealed how Oscar-winning movie star Emma Stone purchased a home in Central Austin. Actor James Marsden, known for his role as Scott Summers/Cyclops in the X-Men franchise, also paid around $1.8 million for a five-bedroom, 5,160-square-foot house in the Commons Ford area in Austin.