Migration Trends: San Antonio is No. 5 U-Haul Destination City

San Antonio is the No. 5 U.S. Destination City according to the latest U-Haul migration trends report, backing up two spots from its ranking on last year’s list.

San Antonio saw a 2 percent year-over-year increase in one-way U-Haul truck arrivals in 2017 to remain one of the five busiest cities for incoming traffic among do-it-yourself movers.

“Downtown is in the midst of a revitalization effort, bringing updated housing to a growing population,” stated Sam Molina, U-Haul Company of San Antonio East president. “The skyline is changing rapidly. We have businesses moving into San Antonio, and the cost of living is fairly affordable. Industry leaders in IT, cybersecurity and medical are all choosing the Alamo City.

“San Antonians ooze pride for their city. It is rich in history and has something for everyone. The fast-paced city is balanced with the small-town feel and friendly Texas atmosphere.”

U-Haul has 14 Company-owned stores and 50 independent neighborhood dealers currently operating in the San Antonio city limits. Find U-Haul truck and trailer sharing locations in San Antonio at uhaul.com/locations.

Moving Season in San Antonio

U-Haul International, headquartered in Phoenix, is counting down its top 10 U.S. Destination Cities as a prelude to Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial beginning of the summer moving season. About 45 percent of all moves each year occur between Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends. The No. 1 Destination City will be announced on May 25 via Twitter @uhaul and on myuhaulstory.com.

Columbus, Ohio, was named the No. 10 Destination City; Charlotte No. 9; Philadelphia No. 8; Austin No. 7; and Las Vegas No. 6. View Destination Cities 11-50 below. Other Texas cities on the list include Dallas (16), Fort Worth (25) and Plano (31) based in their incoming traffic in 2017. Houston’s ranking has yet to be revealed.

Rankings are based on the total number of arriving one-way U-Haul trucks into a city in the past calendar year. 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.

U-Haul released its top 25 U.S. Growth Cities and its complete Growth States rankings for 2017 in January.

U-Haul is the authority on migration trends thanks to its expansive network that blankets all 50 states and 10 Canadian provinces. The geographical coverage from more than 21,000 U-Haul locations provides a comprehensive overview of where people are moving like no one else in the industry. Migration trends data is compiled from more than 1.7 million one-way U-Haul truck rental transactions that occur annually.

U-Haul Destination Cities

5. SAN ANTONIO, Texas

6. LAS VEGAS, Nevada

7. AUSTIN, Texas

8. PHILADELPHIA, Pa.

9. CHARLOTTE, N.C.

10. COLUMBUS, Ohio

11. TAMPA, Fla.

12. SAN DIEGO, Calif.

13. PHOENIX, Ariz.

14. JACKSONVILLE, Fla.

15. SACRAMENTO, Calif.

16. DALLAS, Texas

17. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.

18. LOS ANGELES, Calif.

19. TUCSON, Ariz.

20. ATLANTA, Ga.

21. MIAMI, Fla.

22. SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.

23. BRONX, N.Y.

24. WASHINGTON, D.C.

25. FORT WORTH, Texas

26. PORTLAND, Ore.

27. NASHVILLE, Tenn.

28. COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.

29. CINCINNATI, Ohio

30. BALTIMORE, Md.

31. PLANO, Texas

32. RALEIGH, N.C.

33. DENVER, Colo.

34. KNOXVILLE, Tenn.

35. COLUMBIA, S.C.

36. OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.

37. PITTSBURGH, Pa.

38. LOUISVILLE, Ky.

39. RENO, Nevada

40. SEATTLE, Wash.

41. RICHMOND, Va.

42. SAN JOSE, Calif.

43. BAKERSFIELD, Calif.

44. DURHAM, N.C.

45. MADISON, Wis.

46. JERSEY CITY, N.J.

47. ALEXANDRIA, Va.

48. FRESNO, Calif.

49. MEMPHIS, Tenn.

50. TULSA, Okla.

 

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