Apparently if you don’t live in the Denver metro area already, you may want to move there.
Denver was No. 8 of the top 10 most popular moving destinations from January to March of 2012 based on inbound shipments, according to the American Moving and Storage Association and reported by Yahoo! Real Estate.
These metros offer job opportunities, a reasonable cost of living and plenty to do for singles and couples as well as families.
Yahoo! Real Estate notes that, in the Denver metro area, the average rent for a one-bedroom unit is $819 and for a two-bedroom unit is $989. The city is home to a variety of industries, including information technology, education services and manufacturing.
With 300 days of sunshine, it offers plenty of downtime activities, as well, including concerts at the Red Rock amphitheater, and 850 miles of trails on which to take a daylong bike ride.
Yahoo! recommends renting before you by when moving to a new city, trying out a few different neighborhoods before choosing a permanent one and making sure your job is secure before committing to a mortgage.
Here’s a look at American Moving and Storage Association’s Top 10 Moving Destinations: