This will come as no surprise, especially for anyone from New York. More people are leaving the Empire state than moving in.

New York is the 4th highest state for residents finding another place to live according to the United Van Lines’ 42nd Annual National Movers Study. The good news is, it dropped one spot from last year.

The biggest reason people are leaving is for retirement. Because who wants to spend their golden years shoveling snow when you could enjoy the warmer weather.

The stop state everyone is leaving? New Jersey.

Where is everyone moving TO? Not where you'd think. Vermont tops the list.

Moving In:

Vermont
Oregon
Idaho
Nevada
Arizona
South Carolina
Washington
North Carolina
South Dakota
District of Columbia

 

Moving Out:

New Jersey
Illinois
Connecticut
New York
Kansas
Ohio
Massachusetts
Iowa
Montana
Michigan

“Unlike a few decades ago, retirees are leaving California, instead choosing other states in the Pacific West and Mountain West. We’re also seeing young professionals migrating to vibrant, metropolitan economies, like Washington, D.C. and Seattle,” said Michael Stoll, economist and professor in the Department of Public Policy at the University of California, Los Angeles.