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Most Popular Moving Destinations
Looking for a change of scenery? These cities have seen the greatest influx of new residents during the first part of 2012.

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Whether you’re looking for  better climate, lower rent or employment opportunities, these cities are the most popular moving destinations in the U.S., according to American Moving and Storage Association.  

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Chicago
Average rent for 1 bedroom: $1,423
Average rent for 2 bedrooms: $1,991

Chi-Town offers a something for everybody: food, art, architecture and a diverse business climate, making the nation’s third-largest city an appeal to citizens across the country.

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Los Angeles-Long Beach
Average rent for 1 bedroom: $1,646
Average rent for 2 bedrooms: $2,029

Despite the state and city’s budget problems, people keep flocking to Hollywood.

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Denver
Average rent for 1 bedroom: $819
Average rent for 2 bedrooms: $989

This city is an outdoor lover’s paradise with great hiking and outdoor activities, picturesque weather in the warmer months and a wide industrial range.

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San Diego
Average rent for 1 bedroom: $1,281
Average rent for 2 bedrooms: $1,550

Among the nation’s most idyllic cities, San Diego not only continues to grow as a major tourist destination, but residents are flocking to the city to also grow some roots.

Dallas, City of Dallas, Texas

Dallas-Fort Worth
Average rent for 1 bedroom: $779
Average rent for 2 bedrooms: $938

Everything is bigger in Texas, except its average unemployment rate that is currently below the national average 8.2%

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Atlanta
Average rent for 1 bedroom: $852
Average rent for 2 bedrooms: $976

ATL is more than a bustling air-transportation hub; it is also the home to many Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 companies that provide diverse neighborhoods for those looking to settle down in Georgia.

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Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
Average rent for 1 bedroom: $1,205
Average rent for 2 bedrooms: $1,644

Silicon Valley isn’t the only tech hub on the West Coast.  Seattle offers opportunities for those looking for tech jobs as well as other across other industries that are attracting wannabe residents.  

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Houston
Average rent for 1 bedroom: $764
Average rent for 2 bedrooms: $998

This Texas town is booming in part because of the oil industry and chemical production making it attractive to people looking to buy a home and settle down

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Phoenix-Mesa
Average rent for 1 bedroom: $623
Average rent for 2 bedrooms: $773

The housing market in Arizona is slowly recovering and the market is chock full of great rates for renters and buyers, not to mention a climate that’s hard to beat.

10. Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C.
Average rent for 1 bedroom: $1,736
Average rent for 2 bedrooms: $1,744

D.C. rounds out the most popular moving destinations for the year. Whether it’s government employment opportunities or the city’s tourism appeal, those looking to relocate have ignored the generally high rent rates in the nation’s capital.

Most Popular Moving Destinations

Looking for a change of scenery? These cities have seen the greatest influx of new residents during the first part of 2012.

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