Brooklyn registers as the No. 9 U.S. Destination City in America, according to the latest U-Haul® migration trends report, sliding three spots from its ranking on last year’s list.
Brooklyn saw a 1% year-over-year drop in one-way U-Haul truck arrivals in 2019, but attracted enough customers to remain among the top 10 busiest cities for incoming traffic among do-it-yourself movers. New York City boroughs are listed as independent cities for U-Haul migration trends purposes.
“There’s a stereotype that folks are moving to Brooklyn because it’s cheaper than Manhattan, but that’s not what brings new residents to the borough,” stated Will Wolff, U-Haul Company of Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island president. “Young professionals, families, graduates and artists are choosing Brooklyn as their home because the peaceful neighborhoods are the perfect balance to the hustle and bustle of Manhattan.”
Rankings are based by 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 city, but do not account for departing one-way U-Haul trucks, and thus do not necessarily reflect growth like U-Haul Growth Cities and Growth States rankings do.
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 22,000 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 2 million one-way U-Haul truck rental transactions that occur annually.
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