In at No. 10, Charlotte, N.C., is among the U-Haul Top 10 U.S. Destination Cities for 2016, rising four spots from its previous destination ranking of No. 14, according to the latest U-Haul migration trends report.
Charlotte witnessed an 8.9 percent increase in arrivals over 2015 to become one of the top 10 busiest U.S. cities for incoming U-Haul trucks.
U-Haul Destination Cities are ranked according to the total number of arriving one-way U-Haul truck rentals to a city in the past calendar year. Destination Cities do not account for departing traffic and thus do not necessarily reflect growth like U-Haul Growth Cities. Destination Cities reflect the volume and regularity of do-it-yourself movers coming into a community.
Mayor Roberts approves
“The word is out: Charlotte is a great place to live, work, and play,” Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts said. “Charlotte will continue to be a winning city because of our good jobs, great weather, and our commitment to being a welcoming and inclusive city.”
U-Haul has eight Company-owned stores and 34 independent neighborhood dealers in the city limits, and also serves Greater Charlotte via 14 stores and 160 dealers. U-Haul has been a corporate citizen in Charlotte since the 1970s. Find U-Haul truck and trailer sharing locations in Charlotte at uhaul.com/locations.
“We have wonderful weather, all the major sports teams and job growth galore,” said Brad Pruitt, U-Haul Company of Charlotte president. “Charlotte has become a banking center and is consequently the nation’s second largest financial center. People are packing up their U-Haul trucks and heading to The Queen City in droves.”
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.
Follow the Top 10 U.S. Destination Cities daily countdown through May 26 on Twitter @uhaul. View all migration trends reports, including the U-Haul 2016 U.S. Growth Cities and Growth States, at myuhaulstory.com.
What They are Saying about Charlotte
“As a Charlotte native, I can appreciate so much about this city. We are right in the middle of everything. It takes less than two or three hours to get to the beach or the mountains, and many Carolinians have second homes there. We are also the home of NASCAR. In addition, many racing families call Charlotte and surrounding cities home.” – Max Stuart, traffic control manager, U-Haul Company of Charlotte
U-Haul Top 10 U.S. Destination Cities for 2016