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Americans are moving to Seattle, Bellevue, and Everett

Americans are moving to Seattle, Bellevue, and Everett

The Seattle-Bellevue-Everett area ranks No. 4 on Yahoo Real Estate’s hot metro areas for relocation. The number of inbound shipments from January to March of 2012, tracked by the American Moving and Storage Association, indicates that individuals and families are moving to the Emerald State in high numbers.

“Seattle’s economy is based on innovation, and information technology is an enormous industry in Seattle,” according to Yahoo. Tech companies and firms that rely heavily on information technology for their operations continue to grow, increasing their labor force numbers. And of course Boeing’s Everett headquarters still produces aircraft for the rest of the world.

Here are the top 10 metro areas for relocation in the first quarter of 2012.

  1. Washington, D.C.
  2. Phoenix-Mesa
  3. Houston
  4. Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
  5. Atlanta
  6. Dallas-Forth Worth
  7. San Diego
  8. Denver
  9. Los Angeles-Long Beach
  10. Chicago