Ohioans Move to Cheaper Housing When Having Babies

Not only do women with newborns move more; they also tend to move to areas with lower housing costs. In 26 of the 35 largest U.S. metro areas, women who both moved and had a baby in the past year tended to move to areas with less expensive homes than where they came from. New research from Zillow presents the data and offers insight: https://www.zillow.com/research/moving-to-cheaper-areas-21844/

Nationwide, women with newborns who moved typically landed in an area where homes are valued $11,500 less than where they moved from. Similar-aged women without newborns moved to areas where home values were only about $9,000 less than where they moved from.

The phenomenon was especially pronounced in the largest 35 metro areas, where women with newborns who moved to median-valued homes typically ended up in areas $20,100 cheaper than where they moved from, while women without newborns moved to areas with home values only about $6,300 cheaper.

Metropolitan Statistical AreaMedian Change in ZHVI After Move With New Baby*Median Change in ZHVI After Move Without New Baby*$ Difference for Movers With Baby% of Women Who Moved Who Also Had a Newborn
Cincinnati
$879-$3,201$4,0796%
Cleveland
-$35,442-$35,442$06%
Columbus
-$8,991$4,396-$13,3874%
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