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Americans Flee Blue State Cities For Greener Pastures In Red, Purple States

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Americans are moving to cheaper metro areas from Democrat-run blue states. This is partly due to rising housing costs and inflation, which are driving them out of their original cities.

Redfin’s report revealed that 32.6 percent of users in the country “looked for a move from one metro area to the other in the second quarter,” slightly higher than 32.3% in quarter 1, and about 26% prior to the pandemic.

Eighteen of the top ten largest cities with the highest outflows are located in states with Democrat governors. The other two cities are Washington DC and Boston, Massachusetts. Charlie Baker, the Bay State’s governor is a Republican. However, Massachusetts has been blue in every presidential election since 1984.

hese ten cities have the highest net outflows of residents and are led by left-leaning Democrat mayors.

San Francisco, CA – Net Outflow: 48,718

Los Angeles, CA – Net Outflow: 40,632

New York, NY – Net Outflow: 35.165

Washington, DC- Net outflow: 24,492

Seattle, WA – Net outflow: 18,594

Boston, MA – Net Outflow: 12,492

Detroit, MI – Net outflow: 7,334

Denver, CO – Net Outflow: 5,635

Chicago, IL – Net Outflow: 4,769

Minneapolis, MN – Net Outflow: 2,795

Tourists take in the sun on a sunny Saturday in front of Manhattan’s skyline and Brooklyn Bridge, August 24, 2019, in New York City. (Photo by Johannes EISELE / AFP. (Photo credit should be JOHANNES EISELE/AFP via Getty Images.

Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan’s skyline in New York City. (JOHANNES EISELE/AFP via Getty Images

Except for New York City and Denver, all cities are experiencing higher outflows in the second quarter 2021 than they did in that period. Taylor Marr, Redfin’s deputy chief economist, stated in the report:

A typical San Francisco or San Jose home costs over $1.5 million. You will be paying a high monthly bill if you add the 5% plus mortgage rates. These factors, plus the fact that more companies offer employees remote work, are driving buyers to look at homes in other areas of the country. A person who cannot afford to live in Los Angeles might be able to afford a home in Phoenix, San Antonio or another city.

The highest net inflows for quarter two are in metros in purple and red states. Six of the top ten inflow cities are located in Florida and Texas, which both have Republican governors. Ron DeSantis, R-FL, and Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX).

Miami, FL – Net Inflow: 12,614

Tampa, FL – Net Inflow: 9,841

Phoenix, AZ – Net Inflow: 9,730

Sacramento, CA – Net Inflow: 9,640

Las Vegas, Nevada – Net Inflow 85977

Cape Coral, FL – Net Inflow: 7,015

San Diego, CA – Net Inflow: 6,804

North Port, FL – Net Inflow: 6,626

San Antonio, TX – Net Inflow: 5,335

Dallas, TX – Net Inflow: 4,964

Eric Auciello, Redfin’s Tampa manager, stated that Tampa is still attractive to many out-of-state buyers, especially from New York. They can get more in Florida than they can in New York.

Los Angeles is the most popular destination for new residents in four out of ten major cities with the highest inflows. Chicago is the main place of origin in the other two metro areas. The other four cities are New York City, San Francisco, Austin, Texas and Orlando, Florida.

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