The Top 10 Cities Michiganders Wish They Could Relocate To
Daydreaming about living elsewhere is a favorite pastime for many in Michigan, especially when the weather does what it does during the winter. Searches for 'move to...' have increased for Michiganders, but where do their daydreams have them relocating?
When there are three feet of snow blanketing your driveway but, you shoveled one ago, and you're putting on your coat (again), gloves (again), and wishing you'd worn long underwear (again), where do your fantasies take you?
Where Michigan Residents Dream Living in the USA and Abroad
A new study from Remitly used data from the search wizards Google and discovered where Michigan residents are looking for greener (and warmer) pastures within the United States. Let's take a look at the top 5 domestic locations folks in Michigan finish the search phrase "MOVE TO..." with
#1 Michigan Residents' Dream Relocation Domestic Destination: New York
I get the allure of New York City but, you're still going to be dealing with bitter cold and people who don't respect the Michigan personal space bubble.
#2 Michigan Residents' Dream Relocation Domestic Destination: Chicago
Chicago is a great town, with incredible pizza but, there is still a ton of snow, cold temps, and it isn't called the Windy City for nothing.
#3 Michigan Residents' Dream Relocation Domestic Destination: Los Angeles
Now we're talking! Los Angeles is much warmer...but now we are dealing with earthquakes and enough plastic to clog the drain of the Pacific Ocean...assuming it has one.
#4 Michigan Residents' Dream Relocation Domestic Destination: Seattle
Seriously? Less sun, more wind, colder temperatures, and snow. Seattle does have great coffee, but if I'm moving my ice scrapper retires.
#5 Michigan Residents' Dream Relocation Domestic Destination: Austin
Now we're talking! Austin offers warmer temperatures, a big city, and miles of nothing between you and the next town. HOWEVER, there are more snakes that can kill you in Texas than in Michigan.
But what about international daydreams? Where do Michigan residents fantasize of living overseas? Let's take a look:
#1 Michigan Residents' Dream Relocation International Destination: Dubai
Dubai, part of the United Arab Emirates, sits on the mainland. They ran out of room so THEY BUILT MORE LAND. These are some hardworking and innovative people! I won't get up to find the remote and therefore wouldn't fit it.
#2 Michigan Residents' Dream Relocation International Destination: Singapore
Let's be honest, the 'Mid-West / Michigan Personal Space Bubble' is a real thing and people in Singapore have no idea what personal space is, so this is a nope for me.
#3 Michigan Residents' Dream Relocation International Destination: Amsterdam
Amsterdam offers a similar climate to Michigan and (in the event you haven't seen a billboard lately) marijuana is legal here too. So, unless the Netherlands has a law forbidding self-checkout lines, I'll stick to the Mitten state.
#4 Michigan Residents' Dream Relocation International Destination: Paris
#5 Michigan Residents' Dream Relocation International Destination: Toronto
Toronto? Seriously? Toronto is a more apologetic version of Michigan with better roads.
There you have it, 10 destinations that Michigan daydreams of relocating to. I wonder if anyone in Paris is daydreaming about living in Flint right now.
Michigan's Top 100 Largest Employers
Gallery Credit: Scott Clow