It’s official: the 2015 busy moving season has concluded.
For those of you that moved during the busy season of May-August, we hope at this point, that the moving boxes have been unpacked and recycled. And, now, you are enjoying a new life in a new hood. Perhaps, enjoying a shorter commute or a new job and making friends in your new community? The team at NorthStar Moving took a look back at the moving season of 2015 and compiled a list of the top five most moved-to cities in the Greater Los Angeles and San Francisco Bay areas.
First in the Greater Los Angeles area, it is no surprise that Los Angeles ranks as the No. 1 city moved to. In fact, LA ranked ninth in the top ten most moved to cities in the U.S. last year. The beauty of Santa Monica drew many new residents this year making it No. 2 on the list. The ninth-largest city in Los Angeles County, Pasadena, ranks No. 3, while Irvine, the only city in Orange County to make the list, continues to thrive in popularity. Irvine has consistently been recognized as one of the best and safest places to live on a national level as well as a best-run city. And, lastly, Northridge completes the top five list, perhaps for its many great schools.
In the Bay area, San Francisco ranks as the No. 1 city moved to as its beauty, restaurants, outdoor activities, job opportunities and more continues to draw people from all over. San Jose, the third-largest city by population in California and the tenth-largest by population in the United States, ranks No. 2 on the list, while Oakland, known for its sustainability practices, falls into third place for 2015. San Mateo, the high-tech enclave of Silicon Valley, ranks No. 4. And last, but certainly not least, Berkeley, completes the top five list, perhaps for its parks, culture and, no doubt, for the original world renowned University of California. Go Bears!
What do you think will be the top five cities in each California region next year?