Yes, Florida it getting busier and the traffic is getting worse. There are a few Florida cities people are moving to. Florida is one of the top states in the country where people are moving to in 2023. The report coming from PODS. Yes, the moving and storage company. They definitely are a great resource to put out a report about people moving.

PODS says about the overall report, “Our numbers indicate that cities and states with high costs of living, higher crime rates, and inclement weather are pushing Americans to move, while the cities and states that offer low tax rates, warm weather, and comparatively affordable housing are attracting movers.” Not only is Florida one of the top states people are moving to, but people are moving to the South of the United States more than anywhere else. The places where people are moving from the most are the New York tri-state area and the west coast.

There are a bunch of Florida cities people are moving to, but the #1 city isn’t in Florida. The report that PODS put out says that the #1 city people are moving to is Myrtle Beach, SC/Wilmington, NC. So, I guess they are combining the two cities even though they are 77 miles apart. Maybe they are tied for #1. That area was #6 in 2022.

The list included the Top 20 cities and six Florida cities are in the Top 20. Five of those Florida cities are in the Top 10. Check out the five that are in the Top 10 below.

  • Sarasota

    Sarasota is #2 on the list of cities where people are moving to. Sarasota was #1 in 2022. Sarasota is known to be more of a chill town with clear blue waters and white sand beaches.

    Going toward Downtown Sarasota from from the Ringling Bridge


  • Orlando

    Orlando is #3 this year, but was #9 in 2022. So, more people are moving to Orlando than they did last year. This city just outside of Orlando is the fastest growing city in Florida.

    Orlando, Florida, USA Downtown Drone Skyline Aerial.


  • Ocala

    Ocala may be a surprising Florida city on the list, but it comes in at #4 in the United States. It was also #5 in America in 2022. Ocala is a great place to move to for nature lovers. You’ll be close to some of the best natural springs in the state.

    5 Springs That Are Worth The Drive From Tampa

  • Jacksonville

    Was #11 in 2022, but is now #8 in the United States. Jacksonville is a hit or miss for some people. There are lots of career opportunities there, but many say that the city itself is dirty and could use some major updates.


  • Tampa Bay

    Here we go! Tampa Bay is #9 this year, but was actually #4 in 2022. So despite how bad traffic has gotten, less people have moved here this year than 2022. 

    The skyline of downtown Tampa on the Hillsborough river under a blue sky with apartment buildings in the back.

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