386595 01: A Red Line subway car, known as the T in Boston, crosses the Charles River March 12, 2001 in Cambridge, MA. Boston's subway system, the oldest in the nation, has plans to auction off the rights to name four of its busiest stations. Last week's pre-bid meeting brought no potential bidders. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Newsmakers)

Boston, in the opinion of many, is the best city to live. It has top notch hospitals, amazing schools and it’s very accessible. However, what many don’t talk about is the cost to live here. It’s been known for a long time that Boston is one of the most expensive cities to live. For this reason, it has now become one of the top cities that people are moving out of. According to Redfin, “Nearly one-quarter (24.1%) of U.S. homebuyers looked to move to a different metro area in the three months ending in October, on par with the record high of 24.2% set in the third quarter.” Where are people moving? Topping the list: Sacramento, CA. Rounding out the rest of the top five, Las Vegas, Miami, San Diego and Tampa. As far as other reasons why people are moving out of Boston? The rise of remote work after the pandemic. According to Redfin: “Homebuyers typically leave expensive coastal job centers more than they leave other places, a trend that started before the pandemic and picked up steam due to remote work and rising housing costs.”

Let’s take a look at which cities people are moving out of and where they’re going.

  • Moving INTO #7 Cape Coral, FL

    Welcome to Cape Coral, FL

    Welcome to Cape Coral, FL

  • Moving INTO #6 Phoenix, AZ

    This is Phoenix, Arizona

    Welcome to Phoenix. Discover a city rich with art and culture, resorts, shopping, nightlife, attractions & events, all surrounded by beautiful desert scenery.

  • Moving INTO #5 Tampa, FL


    Five strategic goals have been identified that will continue to guide the City of Tampa forward in tackling the real issues facing our city and transform Tampa's tomorrow for generations to come.

  • Moving INTO #4

    San Diego | Visit California

    As if all that sunshine weren't enough, San Diego is a waterfront city with top-notch restaurants and beautiful ocean-sprayed vistas (often at the same time), neighborhoods that are steeped in history and culture, and beer that's perfectly hoppy to enjoy after a day of Southern California fun.

  • Moving INTO #3 Miami, FL

    Official City of Miami Website

    City of Miami website allows residents and visitors to read about key services, important news and other government information.

  • Moving INTO #2 Las Vegas, NV

    Las Vegas Hotels, Shows, Things to Do, Restaurants & Maps

    Find insider info on shows and events, hotels and casinos, food and drink options, and things to do. Let us help you plan the perfect Las Vegas adventure.

  • Moving INTO #1 Sacramento, CA


    Homepage of the City of Sacramento's website

  • Moving OUT OF #7 Detroit, MI

    Where people in Detroit are moving to most

    Stacker compiled a list of where people in Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metro Area are moving to the most using data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

  • Moving OUT OF #6 Chicago, IL

    Illinois led the nation in outmigration in 2021

    Illinois reported the largest outmigration of residents of any state during 2021, marking the 8th consecutive year of population decline in Illinois. Chicago similarly saw more residents move away than any metropolitan area in the nation.

  • Moving OUT OF #5 Boston, MA

    Droves of people are moving out of Boston. Their top destination? Portland, Maine.

    People are moving out of Boston and into Portland, Maine, a new Redfin study shows. Read more on Boston.com.

  • Moving OUT OF #4 Washington D.C.

    Where people in Washington DC are moving to most

    Stacker compiled a list of states where residents of Washington D.C. are moving to the most using data from the Census Bureau.

  • Moving OUT OF #3 New York, NY

    Why Are People Leaving New York? | moveBuddha

    People are leaving New York at high rates and we think we know why. Learn more about why people are leaving New York and where they're going.

  • Moving OUT OF #2 Los Angeles, CA

    People leaving Los Angeles are now flocking to these two cities

    As a record amount of Los Angeles residents continue moving out of the city, a new Redfin study shows they're flocking to two particular cities the most. Droves of people migrated out of California during the pandemic, heading for more affordable locales. The places seeing the largest exoduses were coastal cities including San Francisco, Los [...]

  • Moving OUT OF #1 San Francisco, CA

    S.F. exodus: More people say they intend to leave than in any other major metro area

    San Franciscans are more likely to be thinking about moving out in the next year than residents of any other major metropolitan area.

Sign me up for the 105.7 WROR email newsletter!

Make sure you're in the know on the latest music and entertainment news, plus exclusive prizes, trips, and more!

By clicking "Subscribe" I agree to the website's terms of Service and Privacy Policy. I understand I can unsubscribe at any time.