Jacksonville- New #2 Forbes Ranking

Jacksonville was recently named by Forbes magazine as #2 on a list of the top “10 Cities Americans Are Moving To Right Now”. Reasons cited in the report include “friendlier climates, communities and costs of living”. Below is the full lineup.

  1. Tampa, FL ($230,000 med. home price / 4.4% unemployment rate)
  2. Jacksonville, FL ($272,400 med. home price / 4.4% unemployment rate)
  3. Charlotte, NC ($257,500 med. home price / 5.1% unemployment rate)
  4. San Antonio, TX ($275,000 med. home price / 3.7% unemployment rate)
  5. Austin, TX ($399,000 med. home price / 3.1% unemployment rate)
  6. Las Vegas, NV ($260,000 med. home price / 6% unemployment rate)
  7. Orlando, FL ($262,400 med. home price / 4.3% unemployment rate)
  8. Nashville, TN ($315,000 med. home price / 3.2% unemployment rate)
  9. Raleigh, NC ($297,200 med. home price / 4.6% unemployment rate)
  10. Portland, OR ($416,300 med. home price / 4.6% unemployment rate)

In a similar list, Forbes ranked the “10 States People Are Fleeing”, which included: New Jersey, New York, Illinois, Connecticut, Ohio, Kansas, Massachusetts, West Virginia, Mississippi and Maryland.

From Forbes.com; Karsten Strauss

About Ernie Saltmarsh

Ernie works for Colliers International in the Northeast Florida Investment Services Group. The team includes Robert Selton, Scott Rogers, Ernie Saltmarsh and Adrienne Miller. Ernie works with buyers who are looking to invest in commercial real estate and sellers who are looking to dispose of investment assets. Ernie's background in research, marketing and finance provide the vital skills necessary to serve his clients.

Posted on July 6, 2016, in JAX Market Info, Jobs/JAX Economy, Market Reports/Statistics, Uncategorized and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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