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Penske Ranks Houston No. 6 Moving Destination In Country

by Doug Pitorak

Last April, buyer demand in Houston grew so strong that inventory bottomed-out at 0.6 months, as Houston Agent reported in January’s Inside Edition. With figures like that, Houston’s inclusion in the country’s top 10 moving destinations comes as no surprise.

According to data collected by the Reading, PA-based Penske Truck Rental, a provider of consumer moving truck rentals, Houston ranked No. 6 in the country’s top 10 moving destinations in 2013. Houston Agent reported in 2012 that St. Louis-based moving company United Van Lines ranked Houston the No. 2 moving destination in America.

Houston, the fourth largest city in America, ranked No. 6 in Penske’s 2012 ranking, too. According to Don Mikes, Penske’s senior vice president of rental, the patterns of people on-the-go are becoming more consistent.

“We have seen a continued migration of Penske Truck Rental customers from the Northeast and Midwest parts of the U.S. into these areas,” Mikes said in a blog post announcing the company’s findings.

Atlanta tops the list for the fourth year in a row. The following metropolitan areas rank No. 2 through No. 5: Tampa, Fla. and Sarasota, Fla.; Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas; Orlando, Fla.;  and Phoenix. Seattle, Chicago, Denver and Las Vegas rank No. 7  through No. 10.

Penske creates its list by analyzing the one-way consumer truck rental reservations it receives, according to the blog post.

See the infographic below to get a better idea of why people moved to Houston (click on the image for its full size):

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