People are leaving Massachusetts at an increased rate of 70%. Much has been talked about lately about reasons why people are leaving the state, despite many people that live here thinking it’s the best place to live in the entire world. If that’s the case, why are so many in a rush to get out of here? We can take a look at what studies are saying but we wanted to go right to the source…YOU! We asked many of you why you left Massachusetts and if they regret it. The answers will definitely surprise you. Many state the obvious, cost of living, as their reason. But there are other factors that you probably haven’t thought about. Let’s first take a look at what the surveys are saying before we dive deep into actual answers from our listeners.
Many cite affordability dropping which, since covid, it has. That doesn’t just include home prices. It includes day care costs, school cost, grocery cost etc. The opportunity for remote work is also a big reason many have left. Since the pandemic, many companies are giving their employees the opportunity to work from home. This gives many more flexibility to work wherever they want. So if it’ll cost a lot less to live somewhere else but do the same job, many are jumping at the chance.
People are leaving Massachusetts, but where are they going. According to a recent study, they’re going to New Hampshire first, by a landslide. Many cited taxes as a big reason for that. Second on the list, Florida. Many are citing warmer climate as a big reason they’re leaving for Florida. California is third followed by New York, Rhode Island and Connecticut.
So let’s take a look at YOUR reasons. Real people who have left Massachusetts. Why did you leave? Where did you go? Do you regret it?