According to United Van Lines 40th annual national movers study, retirees continue to trek to the Mountain and Pacific West with Arizona making the top 10 list.
United Van Lines has tracked migration patterns since 1977 on a state by state basis. Based on household moves within the 48 states including Washington D.C., states were ranked by both the total inbound and outbound moves.
According to the study, the reasons movers gave for relocating to Arizona included retirement, health, family, lifestyle and job opportunities. The number of new residents coming into Arizona exceeded the outbound movers. With 57% of movers coming into Arizona, only 43% of residents chose to leave the state in 2016.
Arizona has long been a retirement destination. However, a new trend seems to be emerging as retirees are leaving the once traditional move to sunny beaches.
Prescott alone offers mild weather and a four-season climate with an annual snowfall of 24 inches, and rainfall of 19 inches. Located 96 miles northwest of Phoenix in the Bradshaw Mountains at an elevation of 5,400 feet it is an ideal place to call home.
Prescott also has a variety of homes for sale in popular neighborhoods such as High Valley Ranch, Rancho Diamante, American Ranch, and Hassayampa. From gated golf communities to horse properties complete with riding trails and over 10,000 acres of Prescott National Forest there truly is something for everyone.
At Kathleen Yamauchi Group we have a great deal of knowledge about the Prescott area and if you would like to learn more about calling Prescott Arizona home, to contact Kathleen Yamauchi Group Real Estate or call (928)771-1111 today!