No doubt because of the boom in employment growth, Dallas-Fort Worth was one of the top destinations for relocating millennials in 2016.

Mayflower Moving ranked the DFW area as No. 7 in the country for millennial moves last year, just behind New York City and Chicago.

San Francisco and LA were the top destinations for millennials on the move in 2016, Mayflower says, based on its annual study of relocation trends.

“Our Mayflower agents across the country are moving millennials as they explore new cities, jobs and experiences, but our research shows that this generation does have plans to eventually settle down and choose a city as their permanent home,” Mayflower’s Melissa Sullivan said in the report.

More than half of the millennials in Mayflower’s annual study moved less than 200 miles from home.

And 2 in 5 of the relocating younger Americans said they didn’t plan to stay in their new location long-term.

The top reasons millennials tell Mayflower they are moving is for a new job, new lifestyle or to hunt employment.

The Dallas-Fort Worth area created almost 120,000 new jobs in the year ending February, making it one of the top employment markets in the country.

More than 250 people a day are estimated to be moving to North Texas — most of them young workers hunting jobs.

  1. San Francisco, Calif.
  2. Los Angeles, Calif.
  3. Washington, D.C.
  4. Seattle, Wash.
  5. Chicago, Ill.
  6. New York, N.Y.
  7. Dallas, Texas
  8. Denver, Colo.
  9. Houston, Texas
  10. Atlanta, Ga.

Presented by the Dallas Morning News – April 13, 2017

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