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U-Haul’s Top 10 US Destinations For 2013

U-Haul’s Top 10 US Destinations For 2013

uhaulI always like lists that come from companies that are in the trenches. The U-Haul report is especially interesting because it is counting those that are migrating without hiring the big moving companies. This captures the economic moves for families that are leaving not because of a corporate relocation or high dollar retirement, but those that are looking to find a better start.

Recent graduates, the unemployed, or those looking for a new start typically will load up the U-Haul and start again. From a real estate perspective, it may capture the foreclosed upon. From an economic perspective, it shows where people are to find a better economic situation.

Some cities that have typically done well in attracting relocations, such as Atlanta, have fallen drastically to the 33rd  position. Meanwhile Houston has held the top position for 4 years straight as people are moving to the Texas city. My guess is that opportunity in Houston has not let up for the middle class.

U-Haul’s Top 10 US Destinations For 2013

  1. HOUSTON, TX
  2. RALEIGH, N.C.
  3. CHICAGO, IL
  4. LAS VEGAS, NV
  5. SAN ANTONIO, TX
  6. AUSTIN, TX
  7. BROOKLYN, N.Y.
  8. PHILADELPHIA, PA
  9. KANSAS CITY, MO
  10. SACRAMENTO, CA

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Here is the full list of the top 50 cities in the U-Haul survey.
1 HOUSTON
2 ORLANDO, Fla.
3 CHICAGO
4 LAS VEGAS
5 SAN ANTONIO
6 AUSTIN, Texas
7 BROOKLYN, N.Y.
8 PHILADELPHIA
9 KANSAS CITY, Mo.
10 SACRAMENTO, Calif.
11 COLUMBUS, Ohio
12 SAN DIEGO
13 NEW YORK CITY
14 PHOENIX
15 CHARLOTTE, N.C.
16 INDIANAPOLIS
17 DALLAS
18 TAMPA, Fla.
19 ST. LOUIS
20 JACKSONVILLE, Fla.
21 LOS ANGELES
22 TUCSON, Ariz.
23 SAN FRANCISCO
24 BRONX, N.Y.
25 PLANO, Texas
27 RALEIGH, N.C.
28 WASHINGTON, D.C.
29 BALTIMORE
30 COLUMBIA, S.C.
31 OKLAHOMA CITY
32 TULSA, Okla.
33 ATLANTA
34 COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.
35 VICTORVILLE, Calif.
36 NASHVILLE, Tenn.
37 PORTLAND, Ore.
38 SAN JOSE, Calif.
39 TACOMA, Wash.
40 MIAMI, Fla.
41 RICHMOND, Va.
42 SEATTLE
43 CINCINNATI, Ohio
44 LOUISVILLE, KY
45 BAKERSFIELD, Calif.
46 RENO, Nev.
47 OAKLAND, Calif.
48 FRESNO, Calif.
49 DENVER, Colo.
50 EUGENE, Ore.

via U-Haul

6 comments

  1. Oh please, u-Haul is one of the worst vendors. They have proven to be unreliable – their trucks are usually in poor condition and they don't keep their promises.

  2. I too have had issues with U-Haul. Let's just say I will never use them again.

  3. Interesting that DC is 28th. I would guess it has been higher in the past. Sequestration and government downsizing are starting to have effects on the local real estate market – recovery in the exurbs is very slow.

  4. Texas should not count since it is bigger than the rest of the country! That being said, I am a big fan of Tacoma and Seattle Wa, so add me to the list of Uhauls heading that way!

  5. It would be interesting to see where they're coming from as well as where they're going

  6. I really don't care how affordable Chicago is, I never want to live in IL. What a terrible State!

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