WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. --- A recent survey rated North Carolina as a top move in in the country.
Families are trading New York, New Jersey and Illinois for North Carolina, because of the weather, low cost of living and job opportunities.
Tanya Gregory moved from New Jersey to Winston-Salem and visited the area several times and liked what she saw. She found a job in the Piedmont and bought a house at half the price of a similar home in New Jersey.
Lawrence Transportation manager Shane Way says they have also moved a number of companies to the region.
"We do a lot of corporate re-locations and we done several of those, people moving their whole companies."
The 2012 United Van Lines study listed Washington, DC, Oregon, Nevada and North Carolina as the top move in states.
New Jersey, Illinois, West Virginia, and New York were the top move out states.