Apparently, a fifth of home seekers want to flee L.A. and its environs for Las Vegas.
Las Vegas is the most popular U.S. destination for non-local home shoppers, Minneapolitans don’t want to move out of the area — and hardly anybody else wants to move in — and Texans seem to mostly love living in Texas, according to a new Zillow analysis of search data in the largest U.S. markets.
Las Vegas gets the biggest share of Zillow traffic from outside of its metro area of any of the 50 largest U.S. metros, due mainly to heavy interest from Los Angeles. Nearly 61% of page views of Las Vegas homes come from non-local searchers, with 17.9% coming from Los Angeles/Orange County — the highest share from a non-neighboring metro anywhere in the country. When accounting for the 2.8% of views coming from Riverside, that’s more than a fifth of all Las Vegas home searches coming from the broader Los Angeles area.