The Real Deal Miami

Fewer New Yorkers heading to Florida

September 11, 2012 10:31AM

The number of New Yorkers who moved to Florida in the last five years dropped by 34,000 people, or almost 50 percent, compared to the previous five years, according to a report from the Associated Press. That’s a reversal of the so-called “9-11 effect,” which saw the Sunshine State become a magnet for New Yorkers and other northerners in the time period. The data was based on the number of applications for new driver’s licenses in Florida. That could change, however, depending on the U.S. economy. “Once the economy improves, will there be a flood out of New York?” said Warren Brown of the University of Georgia. [AP via MSN] — Alexander Britell