Why and Where are People Moving to Florida During the Pandemic?

Why and Where are People Moving to Florida During the Pandemic?

Have you noticed any new construction in your Florida city, town or neighborhood? Most people have! Building cranes and new construction sites seem to be everywhere in the state. If you have the feeling that Florida is a “growth zone,” you are dead right. In the 2020 Census, Florida passed New York as the nation’s 3 rd largest state. The pandemic years of 2020 and 2021 have done nothing to slow Florida’s growth; in fact, that trend has accelerated. Other states looked on with envy as the population influx into the Sunshine State continued. The current growth estimate (December 2021) tells us that an average of 1,100 new people move into Florida each day. Over the next year, Florida will add almost the equivalent of a new Seminole County. This would be impressive under any circumstance, but it is especially so given the fact that total U.S. growth is the slowest since the Great Depression of the 1930s. Why does Florida continue to attract so many new people? Some of the...
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