Angela McCain was spreading her time between Alaska and Florida – a summer post in Skagway, a winter post in Tampa Bay.
A couple of months ago, the 33-year-old offer was working in Marietta as an operating manager for a medical equipment distribution company and she caught it. There was no stranger to Georgia, having lived around Savannah when she was in military, she quickly offered a house.
"I lived a lot of lives," she said. "And I'm ready to be anonymous."
McCain is also a rarity.
In recent years, the Atlantic has become a destination for Americans on the move, a powerful magnet with cheap housing, adequate jobs and a huge airport. This flow has helped to enhance the region's great growth.
During the Great Recession, the migration of the city greatly spread across the country and the floods of Atlanta dropped in a period.
In recent years, American mobility has risen, but it does not return to earlier levels. In the meantime, almost two dozen cities, including Charlotte, Nashville and Phoenix have come to Atlanta to attract modern people.
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"The general movement stopped. And as the movement changed slightly, changed the destinations," said democrat William Frey, a senior member at the Brookings Institute.
Prior to the economic downturn, the metro of Atlanta was the largest destination of the nation, increasing the total migration of 65,336 people per year, behind Riverside-San Bernandino, Cal. Between 2012 and 2017, Atlanta dropped to 24th, adding 4,918 people per year, according to Frey, who analyzed census data.
Migratory flows affect more than your morning records.
Usually, older workers are at the peak of their earnings power and when they retire from their office, they begin to spend their wealth over their lives, said Jeff Humphreys, director of the Selig Center for Growth at the University of Georgia.
Young migrants, their own, promote local economies because of innovation, skills, entrepreneurship and muscles, he said.
Some factors help people to move: lack of jobs, bad weather, family problems, illness. Some people draw: affordable housing, intellectual challenges, an exciting or "cool" community, close to friends and family and – of course, hiring and big wages.
There are many of the causes behind migration across the country, including the breakdown of the housing accident, the student fish and the aging population. In the meantime, the wages of Atlanta did not grow at a pace with housing costs, making it more attractive than other cities.
You are older, the less you move
The workers feel most when they are young. But a growing share of Americans is now middle-aged – it is likely that families, homes themselves and feel settled. Only about a quarter of older Americans are trying to relocate, according to the AARP.
"It's always a lot that people like to be old," said Danielle Arigoni, director of the AARP sustainable cities initiative. "People just relocate when there are a few options."
Atlanta is not immune. Prior to the Great Recession, the second metro area classified among the net entries for people aged 55 or over, by 9,449 per annum. Between 2012 and 2017, there was an average average of 390, 18 in the country, according to Brookings.
Atlanta's hot climate has been attracted much, but older Americans will not move if they can not sell their homes first or if they are more at their mortgage than selling prices, says Arigoni.
Atlanta launches northwest – including almost 10 percent of the residents leaving New York, according to Redfin, real estate brokerage. But it is harder than if you live in the Rust Belt, where housing prices have come back slower than in Atlanta.
More reasons to stay if you are younger
Young Americans are changing cities less than in previous years.
One possible reason: It makes it easier to operate anywhere with an Internet connection.
"If you want to stay in your city, you can. We believe that certain miles are particularly influential," said Redfin's chief economist Daryl Fairweather.
At the same time, there is more than ever needed state certification, adding to the cost and inconvenience of movement. There are many people as well as large college debts and are living with their parents longer, she said.
Here, too, Atlanta is hitting below its weights.
The meter area magnet for people aged 25 to 34 years before the downturn, third grade, attracted an average of 12,167 mean levels. It came to the 11th, averaging 5,709 entrances between 2012 and 2017, according to Brookings.
Skylar Olsen, the senior economist with Zillow, said that Atlantic jobs were not far wider in terms of high tech as part of the fastest growing cities.
"After the Great Recovery, there were more recovery in more technology-focused places, such as Seattle, Denver or San Francisco," she said.
Olsen said that some of these growth growth cities have been living costs, which created a potential opening for cities to lower costs such as Atlanta in the coming years.
Hollie Allegra, 30, came from Atlanta from San Diego after the company her husband was working to buy. He received a fintech job in Atlanta last summer and under the fall, they had two-bedroomed properties in Brookwood.
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"Oh, my goodness, yeah," Allegra said when she asked if prices were cheaper here. "San Diego is insanity."
Atlanta architecture reminds its native England, and found other things they like.
"It's a very different city, a good culture, a truly cool city. There's a good night, there's so much to do," she said. "He got the seasonal change. I think we are here for a long time."
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There was a concern about the delay flow, Metro Chamber Metro in 2015, ChooseATL, launched a marketing campaign aimed at promoting the region to spread young professionals.
ChooseATL attends sealants such as Austin South by Southwest, hosting music performances and panel discussions featuring Atlanta talent. Lud Rapris and the actor spoke in 2017. Last year, former Deputy Attorney Sally Yates and rapporteur T.I. Harris started their hometown.
Kate Atwood, executive director of ChooseATL, says these efforts are paying. It deals with census data showing an Atlantic meter that received 18,695 people between 25-34 in 2017 and 2018.
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These inflow are still lower than the days before the Great Falls. Data also indicates that Atlanta has not lost land against other cities.
Georgia was not among the top 10 destinations for movements manufactured by United Van Lines last year. U-Haul, which sets out locations within the metro, is not listed, but one city of Georgia is among the largest destinations: Smyrna on the 22nd.
While Atlanta seems to be always cheap with someone from San Diego, it is not even longer for young people from many other corners of the country.
"Everything seems like [in Atlanta] This is a home town of half a million dollars. "-Will Canady, a recent home buyer
Increase weekly average wages in the Atlanta meter 2.6 percent in the past year, according to Glassdoor. Meanwhile, home prices increased by 7.7 per cent, according to Re / Max Georgia, and rents up 6.5 percent, according to ApartmentData.com.
The housing costs for millennials attracted to neighborhoods in town are a bigger challenge. Would you like to live next to the Belt Line? The average house price in the Old Cheat Ward has increased by 19 per cent to $ 647,368 over the last two years, according to Adams Realtors. The average price was Morningside, near Piedmont Park with popular public schools, at $ 1,045,290, up 29 per cent in two years.
Will Canada, 26, grow up in Atlanta. Then he went out to college in South Carolina on a baseball scholarship, before he worked for almost a year in Alabama.
After his marriage last year, he and his wife decided that they wanted to settle down in Atlanta. Because it provides online services for auto dealers, it can basically make its job from anywhere.
But the couple were surprised how houses cost inside the city – too much on their budget.
"Everything that's going up is a home town of half a million dollars," said Canada.
They expanded their search until they finally got home they could be able to.
They are now living in Woodstock.