Where people in The Villages are moving to most

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July 18, 2022
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Where people in The Villages are moving to most

Stacker compiled a list of where people in The Villages, FL Metro Area are moving to the most using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Metros are ranked by the estimated number of people who moved to the metro from The Villages between 2015 and 2019. Ties were broken by gross migration.

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#50. South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI Metro Area

- Migration to South Bend in 2015-2019: 21
- Migration from South Bend to The Villages: 0
- Net migration: 21 to South Bend
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#49. Kansas City, MO-KS Metro Area

- Migration to Kansas City in 2015-2019: 23
- Migration from Kansas City to The Villages: 32 (#168 most common destination from Kansas City)
- Net migration: 9 to The Villages
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#48. Rochester, NY Metro Area

- Migration to Rochester in 2015-2019: 24
- Migration from Rochester to The Villages: 0
- Net migration: 24 to Rochester
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#47. Akron, OH Metro Area

- Migration to Akron in 2015-2019: 25
- Migration from Akron to The Villages: 0
- Net migration: 25 to Akron
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#46. Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL Metro Area

- Migration to Davenport in 2015-2019: 25
- Migration from Davenport to The Villages: 0
- Net migration: 25 to Davenport

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#45. Fort Collins, CO Metro Area

- Migration to Fort Collins in 2015-2019: 25
- Migration from Fort Collins to The Villages: 0
- Net migration: 25 to Fort Collins
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#44. Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metro Area

- Migration to Nashville in 2015-2019: 25
- Migration from Nashville to The Villages: 44 (#155 most common destination from Nashville)
- Net migration: 19 to The Villages
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#43. Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA Metro Area

- Migration to Kingsport in 2015-2019: 28
- Migration from Kingsport to The Villages: 0
- Net migration: 28 to Kingsport
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#42. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metro Area

- Migration to Philadelphia in 2015-2019: 29
- Migration from Philadelphia to The Villages: 209 (#112 most common destination from Philadelphia)
- Net migration: 180 to The Villages
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#41. Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY Metro Area

- Migration to Poughkeepsie in 2015-2019: 29
- Migration from Poughkeepsie to The Villages: 0
- Net migration: 29 to Poughkeepsie

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#40. Tucson, AZ Metro Area

- Migration to Tucson in 2015-2019: 32
- Migration from Tucson to The Villages: 0
- Net migration: 32 to Tucson
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#39. Reno, NV Metro Area

- Migration to Reno in 2015-2019: 33
- Migration from Reno to The Villages: 142 (#23 most common destination from Reno)
- Net migration: 109 to The Villages
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#38. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area

- Migration to Chicago in 2015-2019: 33
- Migration from Chicago to The Villages: 453 (#105 most common destination from Chicago)
- Net migration: 420 to The Villages
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#37. Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metro Area

- Migration to Detroit in 2015-2019: 34
- Migration from Detroit to The Villages: 157 (#89 most common destination from Detroit)
- Net migration: 123 to The Villages
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#36. St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area

- Migration to St. Louis in 2015-2019: 34
- Migration from St. Louis to The Villages: 157 (#96 most common destination from St. Louis)
- Net migration: 123 to The Villages

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#35. Panama City, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Panama City in 2015-2019: 34
- Migration from Panama City to The Villages: 0
- Net migration: 34 to Panama City
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#34. Canton-Massillon, OH Metro Area

- Migration to Canton in 2015-2019: 38
- Migration from Canton to The Villages: 0
- Net migration: 38 to Canton
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#33. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metro Area

- Migration to Washington in 2015-2019: 40
- Migration from Washington to The Villages: 158 (#178 most common destination from Washington)
- Net migration: 118 to The Villages
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#32. Jacksonville, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Jacksonville in 2015-2019: 41
- Migration from Jacksonville to The Villages: 53 (#147 most common destination from Jacksonville)
- Net migration: 12 to The Villages
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#31. Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Austin in 2015-2019: 42
- Migration from Austin to The Villages: 0
- Net migration: 42 to Austin

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#30. Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Beaumont in 2015-2019: 44
- Migration from Beaumont to The Villages: 17 (#63 most common destination from Beaumont)
- Net migration: 27 to Beaumont
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#29. Naples-Marco Island, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Naples in 2015-2019: 47
- Migration from Naples to The Villages: 0
- Net migration: 47 to Naples
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#28. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area

- Migration to Denver in 2015-2019: 48
- Migration from Denver to The Villages: 44 (#209 most common destination from Denver)
- Net migration: 4 to Denver
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#27. Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metro Area

- Migration to Minneapolis in 2015-2019: 49
- Migration from Minneapolis to The Villages: 9 (#264 most common destination from Minneapolis)
- Net migration: 40 to Minneapolis
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#26. Green Bay, WI Metro Area

- Migration to Green Bay in 2015-2019: 52
- Migration from Green Bay to The Villages: 22 (#55 most common destination from Green Bay)
- Net migration: 30 to Green Bay

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#25. Tallahassee, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Tallahassee in 2015-2019: 58
- Migration from Tallahassee to The Villages: 60 (#59 most common destination from Tallahassee)
- Net migration: 2 to The Villages
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#24. Providence-Warwick, RI-MA Metro Area

- Migration to Providence in 2015-2019: 69
- Migration from Providence to The Villages: 30 (#125 most common destination from Providence)
- Net migration: 39 to Providence
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#23. Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metro Area

- Migration to Virginia Beach in 2015-2019: 73
- Migration from Virginia Beach to The Villages: 76 (#146 most common destination from Virginia Beach)
- Net migration: 3 to The Villages
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#22. Greenville-Anderson, SC Metro Area

- Migration to Greenville in 2015-2019: 74
- Migration from Greenville to The Villages: 0
- Net migration: 74 to Greenville
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#21. Manchester-Nashua, NH Metro Area

- Migration to Manchester in 2015-2019: 77
- Migration from Manchester to The Villages: 96 (#30 most common destination from Manchester)
- Net migration: 19 to The Villages

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#20. Tyler, TX Metro Area

- Migration to Tyler in 2015-2019: 79
- Migration from Tyler to The Villages: 0
- Net migration: 79 to Tyler
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#19. Richmond, VA Metro Area

- Migration to Richmond in 2015-2019: 84
- Migration from Richmond to The Villages: 0
- Net migration: 84 to Richmond
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#18. Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Lakeland in 2015-2019: 90
- Migration from Lakeland to The Villages: 88 (#55 most common destination from Lakeland)
- Net migration: 2 to Lakeland
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#17. Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC Metro Area

- Migration to Augusta in 2015-2019: 95
- Migration from Augusta to The Villages: 0
- Net migration: 95 to Augusta
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#16. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metro Area

- Migration to Boston in 2015-2019: 97
- Migration from Boston to The Villages: 144 (#111 most common destination from Boston)
- Net migration: 47 to The Villages

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#15. Gainesville, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Gainesville in 2015-2019: 99
- Migration from Gainesville to The Villages: 23 (#91 most common destination from Gainesville)
- Net migration: 76 to Gainesville
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#14. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area

- Migration to New York in 2015-2019: 105
- Migration from New York to The Villages: 177 (#187 most common destination from New York)
- Net migration: 72 to The Villages
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#13. Decatur, IL Metro Area

- Migration to Decatur in 2015-2019: 108
- Migration from Decatur to The Villages: 0
- Net migration: 108 to Decatur
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#12. Columbus, OH Metro Area

- Migration to Columbus in 2015-2019: 111
- Migration from Columbus to The Villages: 0
- Net migration: 111 to Columbus
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#11. North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL Metro Area

- Migration to North Port in 2015-2019: 117
- Migration from North Port to The Villages: 126 (#46 most common destination from North Port)
- Net migration: 9 to The Villages

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#10. Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Crestview in 2015-2019: 120
- Migration from Crestview to The Villages: 15 (#122 most common destination from Crestview)
- Net migration: 105 to Crestview
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#9. Lexington-Fayette, KY Metro Area

- Migration to Lexington in 2015-2019: 128
- Migration from Lexington to The Villages: 10 (#137 most common destination from Lexington)
- Net migration: 118 to Lexington
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#8. Homosassa Springs, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Homosassa Springs in 2015-2019: 161
- Migration from Homosassa Springs to The Villages: 110 (#13 most common destination from Homosassa Springs)
- Net migration: 51 to Homosassa Springs
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#7. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Miami in 2015-2019: 191
- Migration from Miami to The Villages: 444 (#65 most common destination from Miami)
- Net migration: 253 to The Villages
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#6. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA Metro Area

- Migration to Atlanta in 2015-2019: 217
- Migration from Atlanta to The Villages: 157 (#150 most common destination from Atlanta)
- Net migration: 60 to Atlanta
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#5. Jackson, TN Metro Area

- Migration to Jackson in 2015-2019: 261
- Migration from Jackson to The Villages: 0
- Net migration: 261 to Jackson
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#4. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Tampa in 2015-2019: 487
- Migration from Tampa to The Villages: 599 (#40 most common destination from Tampa)
- Net migration: 112 to The Villages
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#3. Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Deltona in 2015-2019: 532
- Migration from Deltona to The Villages: 8 (#162 most common destination from Deltona)
- Net migration: 524 to Deltona
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#2. Ocala, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Ocala in 2015-2019: 732
- Migration from Ocala to The Villages: 391 (#10 most common destination from Ocala)
- Net migration: 341 to Ocala
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#1. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area

- Migration to Orlando in 2015-2019: 1,220
- Migration from Orlando to The Villages: 1,504 (#14 most common destination from Orlando)
- Net migration: 284 to The Villages

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