U-Haul 2016 Destination City No. 7: Brooklyn

May 18, 2017

Brooklyn is the No. 7 U-Haul U.S. Destination City for 2016, maintaining the spot it held on the 2015 list, according to the latest U-Haul migration trends report.

Brooklyn enjoyed a slight increase in year-over-year arrivals to remain one of the busiest locales 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.

Homier Feel in the Big Apple

“Brooklyn is the hip place to be,” notes Will Wolff, U-Haul Company of Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island president. “Williamsburg has seen an explosion over the last 10 years and that is bleeding into the rest of Brooklyn. It’s different from Manhattan because the buildings are shorter and it’s homier, but you’re still in the heart of the city. Wherever you live, your neighborhood has everything you need.”

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Parkslope in Brooklyn is celebrating its 40th year of service with the addition of two new floors. The renovations will increase the self-storage capacity from 2,623 to 5,423 units, making it the largest U-Haul facility in terms of total rooms.

U-Haul offers three Company-owned stores and 40 independent neighborhood dealers in the borough. Find U-Haul truck and trailer sharing locations in Brooklyn at uhaul.com/locations.

Brooklyn is the No. 7 U-Haul U.S. Destination City for 2016

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.

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 Brooklyn

“We’re glad to see it’s ‘Brooklyn or Bust’ for those looking to make a new home. And it’s no surprise they’re making their move the do-it-yourself way. Ranking No. 7 on the U-Haul Destination City list is more than a stroke of luck for our borough. It means we’ve been successful in making Brooklyn an attractive place to live, work and play.” — Andrew Hoan, President/CEO, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce

U-Haul Top 10 U.S. Destination Cities for 2016

10. Charlotte

9. Kansas City

8. Philadelphia

7. Brooklyn

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