New Year. New State?

Poll of Texas families finds that most would relocate to Colorado in 2023.

  • And they would head to the UK if they were to move abroad.
  • 14% have seriously thought about permanently moving over the past year.
  • Interactive map showing where families would relocate to.

After another challenging year, this time with high food and gas prices and a summer of travel chaos, it’s not surprising that many people want to pack it all in, and live somewhere completely different. But if we had the choice, where would we go?, the kid-friendly vacation ideas site, surveyed 3,000 families to find out where families would move to, if they could hypothetically have a clean break and move somewhere else – with some interesting results!

It’s no great surprise to see that families from some of the colder states wanted a bit of heat and sunshine; who wouldn’t happily trade -30ºF winter weather for the warmth of Florida or the beautiful beaches of Hawaii.

So where would Texans move to, if they had the choice? Perhaps surprisingly, they’d want to move to Colorado. The state is known for its stunning natural beauty, with its Rocky Mountains, forests, and a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities. Colorado is also known for its vibrant culture, with a thriving arts and music scene and a diverse and lively food culture. In addition to its cultural offerings, Colorado has a strong economy, with a diverse range of industries including technology, healthcare, and manufacturing. The state is also home to a number of major universities and a highly educated workforce, making it an ideal location for those looking to further their education or start a career. Additionally, Colorado has a moderate climate, with four distinct seasons and plenty of sunshine, making it a great place for those who enjoy outdoor activities.

The poll did reveal some other surprises. Californians, for example, are happy to turn their backs on permanent sunshine and heat and move to the chilly east coast, to New York. However, New York State does offer advantages which California cannot match – these include better public transport; four distinct seasons, and more favorable timezones for employees who liaise with European-based colleagues.

And Wisconsinites would head to Arizona, which offers a sunnier climate, good job growth, a reasonable cost of living, and some incredible natural experiences, such as the Grand Canyon and the Red Rocks of Sedona. asked 3,000 families which would be their first choice if they were to move to an entirely different country in 2023 – a more challenging endeavor. Most chose the UK, perhaps because there’s no language barrier, plus it’s full of history, not to mention the Royal Family.

And Texans would also opt for the UK. The United Kingdom offers American families a high quality of life, a strong economy, beautiful scenery, proximity to other European countries, and the opportunity for cultural immersion. Moving to the UK can be a rewarding and enriching experience for families looking for a change of pace and a new cultural experience.

Bravest of all? Granite Staters would be happy to try their luck in Japan! それでは頑張ってください!(Good luck with that!) has created an interactive map showing where families would locate to in 2023. also wanted to find out the main reason people would be up for living elsewhere, and the results included better weather (16%); a healthier lifestyle (24%); better job opportunities (32%) and better pay (24%).

The survey also revealed that 14% have seriously thought about permanently moving over the past year – but what would they miss the most if they moved abroad? The survey revealed what they would miss the most if they moved abroad: unsurprisingly, 40% would miss family, and just 8% would miss their friends (possibly because it’s so easy to keep in touch these days, and there’s also the prospect of making new ones). 32% said the familiarity of how things work, and 20% said American culture.

And finally, if Americans could purchase another passport from any other country, the average amount they’d be prepared to spend would be $7,155. Not a huge amount considering it would be both literally and metaphorically a passport to a new life…


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