According to the U.S. Census Bureau in 2016, more than 42 percent of people said they moved for a housing-related reason. Many of them either wanted a new home or a better apartment. Other reasons people cited for moving include family and employment-related reasons. “The decision to move can be personal and contextual. What causes one person to move might not be enough to convince another,” says David Ihrke, a survey statistician in the Journey-to-Work and Migration Statistics Branch.
So whether you’re looking for a new job in another city or just plain sick of your neighbors, there can be plenty of good and practical reasons why it could be time for you to move.
Here are 12 common signs to help you decide whether it’s already time for a fresh start: