New coastal residents
combination of what researchers sometimes call 'push and pull factors' - those that encourage people to
leave a region, and those that attract people to a region. Some of the factors that motivate people to
move include seeking a better climate, finding more affordable housing, looking for work or retiring from
work, leaving the congestion of city living, wanting a more pleasant environment, and wanting to be near
to family and friends. In reality many complex factors and personal reasons may interact to motivate a
person or family to move.