Clevelanders want to move to Columbus
Looks like lots of Clevelanders want to take a permanent trip down I-71.
Moving the news: Over half of page views for Columbus-area home listings this year are from Cleveland, according to first-quarter Zillow data shared with Axios.
- Overall, 75% are from within Ohio.
The big picture: Central Ohio's population has been booming for years, with many Ohioans — like Tyler and Alissa — moving to the area for work and education opportunities.
- It's unlikely that growth will let up as the area develops into a Midwest powerhouse for warehouses, data centers and other tech jobs.
Meanwhile, "legacy cities" like Cleveland, with aging populations and economies built around a manufacturing sector that peaked years ago, continue to lose population.
💭 Our thought bubble: Clevelanders, we don't blame you for leaving behind a perpetually losing football team and that lake-effect snow, either.
- Also, those hastily made tourism videos probably aren't helping your cause.
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