Report: Interest in moving to R.I., Northeast strong in Q4

RHODE ISLAND saw significantly more interest from renters considering moving to the state than those looking to leave in the fourth quarter, according to a report from / PBN FILE PHOTO
PROVIDENCE – Interest in moving to Rhode Island and the Northeast was much stronger than much of the rest of the country in the fourth quarter of 2022, according to The national online renters’ database owned by eBay studied patterns and preferences pulled from anonymized user data collected from October, November and December. That…

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  1. Hate to burst everyone’s bubble, but if you have looked at the weather conditions over the past couple of years, the Northeast has had the most favorable weather conditions compared to the rest of the continental U.S.
    While the rest of the lower 48 has battled record breaking blizzards, rainstorms, flooding, forest fires brought on by severe drought, extreme heat and cold, hurricanes and tornadoes, weather in the Northeast has remained fairly stable and uneventful.
    Perhaps folks are slowly realizing that it doesn’t make sense to live where you are constantly battling the weather.

  2. Luckily when one looks into the methodology used by and dive deep into some reason why people are searching to move to Rhode Island reveals that weather was low on the list of reasons folks were interested in moving here. Quality of life (weather was a subset of this), current political atmosphere and exposer to job and educational opportunities were the main drivers in these decisions. Blizzards in the Midwest and heat in the south were extremely small reasons for this result.