Moving to Florida Not Just for Snowbirds
Between January 2020 and April 2021, at least 555,710 people have moved to Florida from other states. According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV), that data only accounts for the number of people who have switched over their driver's licenses.
This migratory pattern—spending the warm months up north and the cold ones down south—isn’t exactly new, although we'd like to argue that the COVID-19 pandemic has a lot to do with this. The idea of the snowbird—someone who leaves their colder, full-time residence to stay out the winter in a location with higher temperatures—dates back to at least 1909 in Florida, when John A. P. Lane wrote an op-ed for The Miami News saying, “The country people who are here day in and day out are doing their part to build Miami up not to leave it down as you property-owning snowbirds who take out of it much more than they contribute.”
Traditionally, the snowbird demographic has always been more mature, usually retired folks. These individuals are stereotypically known for having the extra cash available to afford two residences. Palm Beach, Miami, Orlando, Boca Raton, and Venice are among the highest concentrated cities with registered snowbirds. With the rise of more remote workers, there has been an incredible volume of new customers moving to warmer states, like Florida, Texas, and Arizona.
Everyone at Daniel & Sons Moving Services is very excited to provide new routes and schedules for these cross-country moves. We ask that if you're planning to move to please consider giving us a heads-up so we can accommodate you! We are looking forward to hearing from you.