We don’t go far when we’re on the move
Seven in 10 home movers end up buying a new property situated 20 miles away or less from where they had lived previously, research suggests.
Conveyancing services provider My Home Move looked at where more than 26,000 of its clients across England and Wales had moved to.
Some 70% had chosen a new home a distance of 20 miles or less from their old postcode. Even among those who did move further afield, most still opted to stay within 75 miles of their former home, by moving over the border into the next region, the research among those who had been clients between 2011 and 2015 found.