When you’re hot, you’re hot. There are numerous states throughout the United States that are hot right now, and no, I’m not just talking about the summer’s brutal temperatures. According to the World Economic Forum, states like Texas, South Carolina, and Oregon are going through a big influx in population thanks in part to the economic opportunities that are available. When looking for a new place to put down roots, one of these places wouldn’t be a bad option.
Texas alone features six of the top 15 growing cities; most of these are in the suburbs of major cities like Dallas, San Antonio, Austin, and Houston. These booming suburban areas offer residents the best of both worlds: people get the convenient access to the fun, exciting big cities and all that they have to offer while enjoying all of the relaxed, spacious aspects of living outside of the big metropolitan area. For example, you can take a short drive to catch a Houston Texans football game or enjoy one of the hot new restaurants that are popping up in the city and then spend the night in your own spacious home instead of a pricey downtown loft.
South Carolina’s Greenville is another city growing in popularity. This city’s unique culture featuring many exquisite restaurants, rich museums, and numerous outdoor adventure opportunities make it a great place for people of all ages. Charleston sits just a few hours from Greenville on South Carolina’s coast is currently going through a job boom. Since this charming city continues to make the list of top places to visit or live amongst many travel industry publications, there’s no wonder people are flocking to the Lowcountry in droves. Further north up the coast, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina has also recently enjoyed a growing economy.
Recently, Forbes listed Oregon as the top state in the country for employment opportunities. While purchasing a home in much of the state is going to be a pricey investment, hopefully you’ll be able to land an excellent job that more than makes up for the stick shock. The lifestyle of this state tends to be a draw for many regardless of the financial implications.
During these times of fortunate economic prosperity throughout various parts of country, mull over a move for you and your family. Following a hot lead on a job in a new region might just be the fresh start you’re looking for right now. Take a few minutes to just browse the job markets in some of these booming states and see what economic opportunities might be available.