Top States To Move To For Lifestyle Changes

Top states for lifestyle changes
Florida continues to be a top lifestyle destination.

It is no secret that Florida has been the most popular state for Americans to either visit or permanently move to over the past several years. In fact, more Americans opted to relocate to The Sunshine State in 2022 than any other state. Of course, there are many reasons why people decide to pick up and move to another state. Some of the most common reasons include weather, economy, cost of living, crime, employment, or family. Recently, United Van Lines released its most recent survey of movers known as the Annual 2022 United Van Lines National Movers Survey. According to this survey, 17% of movers overall were looking for a lifestyle change in 2022. Below we share the top states that movers chose simply for lifestyle change reasons.

Top 10 states for a lifestyle change

  • #1. Delaware (33.3%)
  • #2. Montana (31.4%)
  • #3. South Dakota (29.2%)
  • #4. Florida (28.3%)
  • #5. New Hampshire (27.3%)
  • #6. Arizona (26.2%)
  • #7. South Carolina (25.9%)
  • #8. Virginia (23.5%)
  • #9. Colorado (23.17%)
  • #10. Wyoming (23.1%)


It is important to put this survey into perspective. While The Sunshine State still ranked highly for lifestyle change driven moves, this study only considered lifestyle changes. When analyzing what states Americans are moving to for any reason, Florida dominated the list in 2022. We shared these results and reasons in this prior article.

Are you thinking about relocating to South Florida? Contact our relocation specialist at Live South Florida Realty, Inc. today! Also, don’t forget to download the free Florida Home Search app for your mobile device to streamline your search!

By natasha moore

REALTOR® with Live South Florida Realty, Inc.