Interesting data from this survey of ApartmentList users. According to the brand’s latest report on renter migration, Dallas apartment dwellers cite affordability, jobs, and commute as the top three reasons for leaving the city. Likewise, the top three destinations for renters in Dallas are Denver, Chicago, and Washington, D.C.
In their concerns, as it turns out, Dallas renters are not alone.
In Dallas, jobs have most people moving here, but many renters (30 percent) cited a new job as their reason to leave Dallas. Another 30 percent cited affordability as their reason for taking off from Big D. But here’s what’s interesting, as Jon Anderson pointed out to me: They are leaving relatively affordable Dallas for three far less affordable metros. Does anyone else find that perplexing? And, do these people know what a commute is like in Denver and Chicago? If they think the traffic is bad here, just wait until they spend a winter in these snowy climates.
Good luck, I say.
Also interesting: 57 percent of San Antonio renters are leaving the city for better job opportunities. That’s funny, because San Antonio is a huge growth area in the state.
Want to read more? See the full breakdown of the survey data here.