Monday, January 26, 2009

Portland at Top of List Among Popular Destinations For Movers

Portland, OR once again appears on a list of top destinations for movers. A recent survey done by Relocation.com lists Portland, OR at the top among the likes of Seattle, WA, Denver, CO, Phoenix, AZ and Las Vegas, NV. This is the latest but certainly not the only list where Portland has landed a top ten spot. Other lists include CNNMoney's "100 best places to live and launch" and SustainLane's "2008 US City Rankings" (please see links below).

Portland landlords can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that the availability of jobs isn't the only factor taken into account when people are searching out a place to call home. "The City of Roses" has developed a reputation for its ability to maintain a small town feel while offering all the amenities of a big city. The livability of Portland has contributed greatly to its healthy rental market which, according to Metro Multifamily Housing Housing Association, had maintained a vacancy rate of 3.58% through Fall 2008.