U-Haul names Houston U.S. top destination city

by Lauren Clohessy

Despite recent reports of a population slowdown in Houston, Houston topped U-Haul’s U.S. Destination City list for the ninth year in a row.

The list is drafted from U-Haul’s migration trends report. The rankings are based on the amount of one-way arrivals of U-Haul trucks in a city throughout the previous calendar year.

According to U-Haul, “destination cities reflect the volume and regularity of do-it-yourself movers coming into a community. They do not account for departing one-way U-Haul trucks, and thus do not necessarily signify growth like U-Haul Growth Cities and Growth States rankings.”

In 2017, Houston saw a five percent year-over-year increase in the the amount of one-way U-Haul truck arrivals. U-Haul has 33 company-owned stores and 144 independent dealerships around Houston.

Despite the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey last year, Houston is still a booming and diverse city, offering something for all its residents.

“We are an international city with a strong housing market. The cost of living remains relatively inexpensive. The average paycheck goes further in Houston. Many companies are relocating here and bringing jobs to our communities. With U-Haul helping move people to the next chapter of their lives, I’m not surprised Houston is the top destination city again,” said U-Haul Company of West Houston President Matt Merrill.

Top Ten U.S. Destination Cities on the list this year are: 

  1. Houston
  2. Chicago
  3. Orlando
  4. Brooklyn
  5. San Antonio
  6. Las Vegas
  7. Austin
  8. Philadelphia
  9. Charlotte
  10. Columbus

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