Rome has been featured as the #1 city for inflow according to a new report from relocation tech company moveBuddha. The report digs deep into moveBuddha’s data on all moves concerning Georgia – which states are fueling moves in and the cities most popular to move to (and even which are seeing major exits). 

You can check out the full findings here: Georgia is Just Peachy: The moveBuddha 2021-2022 Georgia Migration Report

Is everyone moving to Rome, Georgia? 

  • Rome ranks #1 in the state for attracting the highest proportions of new moves in. 
  • The 2022 data shows that for every 274 moves into Rome there are only 100 out. 

Rome is one among several modestly sized Georgia cities that are attracting high proportions of moves in 2022. Home to Berry College and nestled among the Appalachian mountains, Rome is an idyllic town with a diversified economy that keeps the small city thriving and drawing in new residents. 

Additional Georgia findings: 

  • Other popular cities to move to include #2 McRae-Helena (242 to 100, and most affordable of the top cities to move to), #3 Gainesville (190 to 100), #4 Saint Marys (187 to 100), and #5 Douglasville (183 to 100).
  • Exit cities: Meanwhile, Atlanta suburbs Tucker (50 to 100) and Lilburn (52 to 100) are seeing the highest ratios of outflow — both areas are seeing about twice as many moves out as in.

Methodology Note: The data used in this analysis comes directly from moveBuddha’s Moving Cost Calculator and was collected from Jan 1 through November 8, 2022. The city-based data is limited to Georgia cities with at least 25 inbound and outbound queries, we highlight the 62 most searched Georgia cities nationwide based on our analysis of 354,775 queries.