Results of a very interesting poll were released by the Boston Globe, over the weekend. The Globe polled a bunch of people who have moved out of Massachusetts over the past several years, to find out their motivation.
Basically, people moved out of Massachusetts to New Hampshire to save money, to Texas and North Carolina for better jobs, and to Florida for the weather.
There’s plenty of grist for the mill on all sides – those who think housing is too expensive, those who think people are leaving Massachusetts for jobs, those who think Massachusetts is an enclave of dangerous liberal thinking, and those who think people move because they don’t like winter.
The top reason people gave for leaving Massachusetts was a better job, followed by the cost of housing, family ties, and the weather. In a separate set of questions, 50 percent of those surveyed said the cost of housing was a ”major factor,” and a better job was cited as a ”major factor” by 39 percent.
Complete article: Most who left state don’t plan to return: Jobs, housing inspired moves, survey finds – By Michael Levenson, The Boston Globe