There's a lot of debate over what's driven the trend of large net migrations southward in America. Some say it's the weather, some say it's the economy and every politician says it's their policies of course.
The reason we have been so busy building new communities and new homes in Texas and Florida is a story of push and pull with many factors.
For starters the weather certainly doesn't hurt. As the internet and improvements in communication break the need for closely clustered industries the appeal of moving south into the sun and away from traditional hubs like New York & Chicago is only likely to grow greater. A copy writer or graphic designer who would once have needed to be in reach of Manhattan to find work can function as effectively from an affordable luxury home in Jacksonville. Given the strong relationships between good weather, long days of sunlight and mental health who wouldn't rather be there.
Retirees are another example of people moving south once they are unchained from their desks. Retirees flocking to Florida towns like Orlando & Tampa has become so common it's a cliche at this point, but hardly surprising. Cold winters and brisk winds can be brutal on the elderly.
But a major reason is that the low cost of constructing new homes in the sunbelt is driving demand. With more space and less constrictive land use regulations compared to Northern cities housing is much cheaper in Cities like New Braunfels TX, Melbourne FL or Tampa than it is in New York, Boston or D.C. The value of a new home in these cities must include the exorbitant price of land and the endless pitching and defending of building plans to acquire permits. In a quick move-in newly built home such as we offer in Orlando or Jacksonville can be built faster, cheaper and to higher standards as the price you pay is almost entirely the price of building and decorating a beautiful luxury house. Why accept a poky apartment when the some money could buy a newly constructed luxury house in Florida or Texas.
Here at Vintage Estate Homes we're proud to be helping people resettle in a the beautiful southern tier of our nation and providing them with quality construction in beautiful new homes. We hope we'll be able to build your home next.