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Thursday, December 4, 2014

Intra-U.S. Migration Numbers Indicate Florida's Back

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        For anyone doubting Florida's return to its glory days of net population inflows, a quick glance at some recent migration numbers confirms the resurgence. Whereas the Phoenix metro area led the nation with the largest numbers of new citizens in the 2009-to-2012 time period, and by a large measure, 30% of the top 10 areas in terms of growth were in Florida –- Tampa/St. Pete at #3, Orlando-Kissimmee at #7 and Jacksonville at #8. Particularly impressive is that all three metros are in different geographies of the Sunshine State -– the Gulf Coast, the center of the state and the northeast coast, respectively.
        Miami/Ft. Lauderdale/Pompano Beach held down the #14 spot with just a net inflow of 1,411 people but that was from a net outflow of 3,946 in the 2006 to 2009 period. Orlando/Kissimmee came back from a deficit of 647 to an increase of 3,495. Jacksonville gained a total of 3,485 people in the three-year period.
        The report was compiled by William Frey, a top demographer at the Brookings Institution, and was based on three years worth of data.
        We have established good contacts with local real estate professionals in Florida and would be pleased to make an introduction for anyone contemplating a golf vacation or permanent home on a golf course there. Please contact us and we will get working in your behalf.

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Larry Gavrich

This blog was conceived and is published by me, Larry Gavrich, a former corporate communications executive who founded HomeOnTheCourse, LLC, in 2005.  Our firm advises baby boomers and others seeking a lifestyle in which golf is a major component.  My wife Connie and I own a home in Connecticut (not on a golf course) and a condo at Pawleys Plantation in Pawleys Island, SC, on a Jack Nicklaus layout.  We began our search for our home on the course more than 15 years ago, and the challenges of the search inspired me to research golf communities and write objective reviews of them.

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