Lifestyle Makes San Francisco a Top Moving Destination

Known for the hottest tech scene in the nation, San Francisco’s metro area boasts one of the trendiest lifestyles to match. With its rich job market and killer food scene, San Francisco ranks as the 9th most moved-to city in 2017 — according to Updater’s annual moving destinations report that ranks the top 15 most moved-to destinations in the U.S.

These aggregated moving trends were determined by analyzing 1,000,0000 anonymous household moves, that took place between Jan. 1 and Oct. 1, 2017.

Another element of San Francisco’s culture is the green lifestyle movement. According to WalletHub, San Francisco is the greenest city in America, based on the environment, population, energy sources, and lifestyle and policy. Lifestyle and policy translates to the number of farmers’ markets and CSA programs per capita, community garden plots per capita, green job opportunities, and the number of local programs promoting green-energy use.

San Francisco has a population of just over 4.5 million, with a median home price of $688,000 and an average household income of just over $96K.

Updater’s Director of Analytics, Chris Byington, is a San Francisco native and had this to say about the city:

With a strong job market, great food, killer weather, and beautiful geography, it’s not surprising that people want to move to the Bay Area. I’m a native and am still discovering fun new nooks and crannies of SF every day. Each neighborhood has its own unique feel — on weekends, I love exploring new areas of the city. The diversity of culture, food, and architecture is really rich.

Here are a few more stats for why San Francisco is one the top moving destinations in the nation.

The San Francisco metro area boasts:

Interested in learning more about the top 15 most moved-to destinations? Check out the other top 14 metro destinations.