For folks who were brave enough to move during a pandemic — can you imagine packing without a house full of help? — the Dallas-Fort Worth region was a hot destination.
“To shed more light on the transformation taking place in the real estate industry and across the U.S., we uncovered the most popular neighborhoods homebuyers are gravitating to in five markets where Opendoor is available,” said Kerry Melcher, Head of Brokerage and Sales at Opendoor.
For the Dallas-Fort Worth area, these ZIP codes were the most popular:
76002, Southeast Arlington
76120, Fort Worth
76108, White Settlement
If you’ll notice, locations in the midcities area of Dallas-Fort Worth and the northern suburbs were in high demand. But why was North Texas so popular for relocation?
Opendoor says that our region is business-focused and desirable for corporations and entrepreneurs, with more than 20 Fortune 500 companies. Plus, the D-FW area is an excellent place to make your mark if you’re a recent college grad, according to a LinkedIn study.
“Dallas is extremely business-friendly, and is one of the largest corporate headquarters concentrations for a variety of industries. With increasing job opportunities, we’ve experienced less unemployment compared to other cities across Texas. And its lower cost of living makes housing affordable for many buyers to get more space and land. Plus, there’s plenty of family activities, a diverse nightlife and an amazing food scene,” local Texas General Manager Chris Westrom observes.
Other top relocation spots include Atlanta, Los Angeles, Phoenix, and Raleigh-Durham.