New report shows a majority of renters aspire to move to Tampa

June 17, 2019

The largest share of people looking to leave their city hope to make Tampa their new home.


At least that is according to a new report from Apartment List, which shows the aspirational migration flows of U.S. renters who used the apartment search engine between January 2018 and May 2019.



Tampa took the top spot where nearly 63 percent of searches come from outside the metro area. Many of the searches come from nearby Orlando and Miami with New York City rounding out the top three sources of inbound searches to Tampa.


Behind Tampa for top searches are Denver and Baltimore. Surprisingly, Orlando – even with a thriving local economy – ranks first in the share of users looking to leave the metro. Despite the high number of inquiries for moving out of Orlando, the metro does have a relatively high share of inbound searches coming from outside the metro, suggesting its population isn’t on the decline, it’s just changing.


More detailed information in the report can be found here: