Nevada No. 2 most popular destination in West for movers

Many U.S. residents are apparently considering a move to Nevada to be, well, a nice move.

A survey by national moving company United Van Lines found that the Silver State is the second most popular destination in the Western United States for folks moving to a new area.

Only Oregon was a more popular destination for movers in the West, according to the 2015 National Movers Study, which compared inbound and outbound moves for every state. Nevada’s inbound rate of 57 percent also placed it seventh overall among all states in the country, with Oregon’s 69 percent also getting the top ranking nationwide as well.

The ranking marks a continued turnaround for Nevada, which was one of the states hit hardest by job loss and real estate woes in the last recession. It is the fifth consecutive year that Nevada has made the survey’s high inbound list for people moving into a new state.

“Nevada once again remained on the top 10 list of most popular moving destinations,” said Melissa Sullivan, spokeswoman for United Van Lines. “The largest reason provided for moving to Nevada in 2015 was for a new job or job transfer, followed by retirement.”