Orlando Attracts All Movers, from Millennials to Retirees

The Orlando metro area has amenities for residents no matter what stage of life. Orlando embodies the sunshine state mentality of fun and relaxation for everyone from college students to families, and even retirees. In the nearly 40 years since Disney World opened its doors, the city has developed an exciting downtown area with something for all its residents. It’s a big reason Orlando ranks as the 11th most moved-to city in 2017 — according to Updater’s annual moving destinations report that ranks the top 15 most moved-to destinations in the U.S.

These aggregated moving trends were determined by analyzing 1,000,0000 anonymous household moves, that took place between Jan. 1 and Oct. 1, 2017.

Orlando really does have a neighborhood for everyone. WalletHub rated Orlando as the number one city to retire to in terms of affordability, activities, quality of life, and healthcare. But the city isn’t just for grandparents. Disney World, Universal Studios, and the quiet suburbs make the city a premier destination for families. Plus, there are great neighborhoods for millennials in the downtown area as well as in the suburbs. 

The Orlando metro area has a population of almost 2.5 million, with a median home price of $248,000 and an average household income of just over $52K.

 orlando at night - moving trends

Updater Success Manager, David Cogan, Florida native and diehard Orlando fan had this to say about the city:

I love Orlando, and Central Florida as a whole because it’s such a great mixture of contrasts. It has so many different characters (no pun intended!) Big city, laid-back college town, the rural south, and theme parks. There’s something new, different, exciting, or charming to experience in every direction. Plus, it’s growing incredibly fast and becoming so culturally diverse. Orlando is always changing, it’s full of opportunity, and it’s almost impossible to get bored there!

Here are a few more stats for why Orlando is one the top moving destinations in the nation.

The Orlando metro area boasts:

  • One of the top U.S. cities for soccer fans.
  • Nearly 100 lakes including scenic Lake Eola.
  • The second largest Ferris wheel in the U.S., the Orlando Eye.

Interested in learning more about the top 15 most moved-to destinations? Check out the other top 14 metro destinations.


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