More Evidence Of A Growing Migration Trend From Silicon Valley To Miami

The number of relocations from Silicon Valley to Miami is on the rise, and there is new data to prove it.

Meghan Maloof Berdellans, who runs the executive relocation firm S&S Global, told the New York Times that she has been moving two executives from San Francisco or New York to Miami every week.

Berdellans called the trend “a mass techxodus.”

The New York Times article examined how the trend was being encouraged by billionaires who were moving here.

Another website called moveBuddha has released a study that shows a definite and growing movement to relocate from Silicon Valley to Miami.

The first data point is Twitter: the phrases “move to miami”, “moved to miami”, and “moving to miami” are up sharply in recent months, according to an analysis of 42,000 tweets.

Google Trends also shows a sharp rise in search terms such as “move to miami.”

An analysis of 400,000 moves facilitated by the website showed Miami has also seen a sharp rise in relocations to the city in the second half of 2021, while San Francisco saw a sharp rise in those moving out.

San Francisco has now become the second-ranked city where those relocating to Miami are coming from, behind only New York.

Miami still ranks relatively low on the list of cities where San Franciscans are moving to, but the number is on the rise.

 

 

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Anonymous
23 days ago

While I want Miami to have a diverse economy, I am wary of this data. We have executives fleeing here in droves. Yet not one major corporate relocation. I hope they invest in Miami startups. Maybe they will. But my gut tells me its just for tax benefits and all we will get is an increase in real estate prices with Miamians working the same low-pay jobs they do now.

Anonymous
23 days ago

Your gut is right. Only tech investors are moving here not tech workers. They are moving here for tax reasons and will still continue investing in typical tech hubs (California, Seattle, Austin, Denver, Boston, New York) while living here. There may be some uptick in South Florida startups and investments, but it will be minimal, because ultimately Miami doesn’t have the talent because of lack of investment in schools for it to become the next silicon valley. We probably have a better shot of becoming Wall Street of the South, which we already were due to all the Latin American headquarters here.

Anonymous
23 days ago

“we dont have the talent” we do but these companies rather claim a hb1 visa who went to a bootcamp also is more talented.

Anonymous
23 days ago

Plenty of talent in south Florida — only liberal bigots think otherwise

Anonymous
23 days ago

Despite your ignorant statements we don’t. Our schools, from HS to universities, lag behind programs from the rest of country. Namely, California and Austin. This won’t change unless substantial investment is made by the government on our infrastructure. Whether you like it or not, most people coming from these areas, be it NYC, San Francisco, Seattle, Austin, etc. expect good schools, good public transportation, etc.

Obciously we will accept any money that these people are bringing. Hopefully, with the right leadership, this can be developed. But let’s not be naive either.

Anonymous
23 days ago

we have tech talent here, these companies will claim even cali doesnt have it and use hb1 visas to fill the roles, what dont you comprehend about my statement guy.

Anonymous
23 days ago

For every good education program that California and Austin have (interesting using a certain whole State and then one specific city), there are about five useless degrees for Antifa-in-training.

i rsger
22 days ago

what does this have to do with antifa? give me a break and smell the flowers.

Anonymous
22 days ago

Antifa? WTF man? Can’t you take anything serious without the political BS?

Anonymous
22 days ago

I bet your not from Miami or South Florida — we have great schools —- and the best and biggest community college in the US. You just figured since Miami has many Hispanics, they are all stupid. I bet you hide you’re bigotry behind your liberalism

Anonymous
22 days ago

I am Hispanic fool.

Brent Dixon
17 days ago

Your thinks is like 5-10 years in the past… there is plenty of talent…

Anonymous
23 days ago

Stop with the ignorant right-wing insult obsession and GROW the heck UP!! We are never going to solve this countrys big problems with idiocy like yours.

Anonymous
22 days ago

Don’t waste your time. They think hurling insults will change the facts. You hurt their feelings apparently. The facts remain regardless of how much they get their panties in a bunch. Tech workers and jobs ARE NOT moving to Miami in droves. Grow up and get real. Guess what, there was also a decent number of ‘executives’ living in Arizona who did their ‘leadership thing’ from there while the companies are in Cali. Nothing new. Those guys can work from wherever and the pandemic just gave them another reason/excuse to double down. Things go in a cycle. Just remember that since poaching jobs, instead of growing your own, is a thing that turn most of these people on, I hope they like it just as much and don’t call foul when the next step becomes moving them out of the country. If the argument is good for moving cities, then it is good for moving countries. Enjoy the cycle.

Anonymous
22 days ago

We don’t. We really don’t. Unfortunately, take it from a high school teacher, the future is not much brighter. Four or five years ago we had 3 or 4 “gifted” classes in 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grade. We are down to one per grade level. This even includes the “Plan B Gifted”, kids who are not very bright, but whose parents manipulate the system to get them into the “better” classes. BTW, it’s a large private school. Never mind public schools.

We have a bunch of immigrant kids who now take 3-4 years to learn and speak English correctly because they no longer need to learn it to survive. Most hate to read, and read poorly. They Google answers to questions instead of paying attention to lectures or read notes and textbooks. They are constantly looking at their phones. They want instant gratification — they want everything right now, without putting in the effort. I’ve been teaching for 25 years and have never seen anything like it.

We don’t have the talent. We don’t. Blame Tallahassee. No where near enough investment in education in Florida. We have a dozen decent private schools, and that’s it. Deny it all you want. That will make solving the problem so much harder.

Anonymous
23 days ago

I hope it’s not more chusma and it’s actually decent people

Anonymous
23 days ago

“Welcome to Miami”
“Bienvenidos a Miami”

Anonymous
23 days ago

“Byenveni nan Miami”

Anonymous
23 days ago

It’s the chorus from a Will Smith Song

Anonymous
23 days ago

Benvenuti a Miami

Anonymous
23 days ago

We need to extend the metromover. People coming from NY will not want to drive everywhere. Tourists can’t drive or prefer not to. Locals shouldn’t drive if within the city. And don’t tell me there are buses, that’s third world public transportation.

Anonymous
23 days ago

Don’t these people know Miami has Metromover? Fuck sunshine and no state tax. We got Metromover dammit!!!

Anonymous
22 days ago

Metromover serves a very small portion of Miami, nevermind Metro. What percent of the metro population lives within 10 blocks of a Metromover or Metrorail station? Go ahead, do the research.

Anonymous
22 days ago

Hmmmm…..Miami’s population is (rounding up) 500,000.
10 blocks east of Brickell Station puts you in the ocean. 10 Blocks west puts you at SW 12th Ave.
10 blocks South of the financial station takes you to the Rickenbacher, and 10 blocks to the north includes most if Edgewater. That’s about 100,000 people living in Downtown (forget about just working, or attending school).

So…an educated guess is that 20% of Miamis population lives within 10 blocks of the MetroMover! Hows that?!

Ohhh…wait…you asked Metromover AND Metrorail. Darn.

Revised answer: A hell of a lot more than that.
More than 1 out 5 of every man, woman, or child living in the City of Miami.

Anonymous
23 days ago

Peoplemover to the beach would drastically reduce traffic between the two as it is easier to just ride out and back, no parking hassle and fees. I would ride out just to have a different atmosphere for lunch and getting out.

Anonymous
23 days ago

I’m all for Metro Mover, if, and only if , they purchase larger, faster more modern cars with increased security.

Anonymous
23 days ago

…which would effectively require the entire system to be rebuild, making extending Metrorail more viable. Metromover serves its purpose for the downtown area. Any further extension, whether it be South Beach, Wynwood, or the Design District, is ridiculous in its current state.

Anonymous
19 days ago

Current Metromver cars being too small when traveling to and.from Miami Beach is a scenario that you do not know and is impossible for you to know factually.

Anonymous
23 days ago

Miamians just they don’t like to use public transportation. They don’t like even to walk. Only the new comers will change this anachronistic perception.

Anonymous
23 days ago

If people are coming from northern CA, they are laid back types. LA seems a little more plastic atitude. NY, well it depends on the person. But NY drivers that I have seen are pushy.

We lived in SF for 18 years. Tired of paying rent and it finally arriving at the $2900 per month for a small one bedroom apt… We wanted to buy.
But with condos at the $500k mark plus for a tiny spot far away, or a house at $1M plus – no yard or parking. We were tired of it all. We moved to NC on the coast.
Our inlaws lived in Pompano Beach so we bought a condo just south of there.

Love the area. Love Miami, but a little north (LBTS) was a lot cheaper for more space.
If people are coming from northern CA, they are laid back types.

Dan
17 days ago

What is LBTS?

Shawn Kouri
23 days ago

More people are moving from Silicon Valley to Miami. Between Austin and Miami, both might become the next big thing.

Anonymous
22 days ago

Austin yes, Miami nope

Anonymous
23 days ago

Follow the $$$

Anonymous
23 days ago

There goes the neighborhood

Anonymous
23 days ago

Yeah, into a much better place to live in.