HOUSTON is U-Haul No. 1 Destination City for 2019

May 25, 2020

Houston registers as the No. 1 U.S. Destination City in America, according to the latest U-Haul® migration trends report, staking its claim to the top spot for the 11tth consecutive year.

Houston saw a 1% year-over-year increase in one-way U-Haul truck arrivals in 2019 to remain the busiest city for incoming traffic among do-it-yourself movers.

“There’s no denying the growth in Houston,” said Lynn Buck, U-Haul Company of Southwest Houston president. “People from all walks of life are moving here and calling it home. Houston is attractive because it’s one of the largest metropolitan areas in the U.S., but the housing is affordable. I’m not surprised Houston has earned the top spot 11 years in a row.”

U-Haul has 33 Company-owned stores and 152 independent neighborhood dealers currently operating in the Houston city limits.

Top 10 Destination Cities

Rounding out the top 10 U-Haul Destination Cities are: Las Vegas; San Antonio; Chicago; Orlando; Austin; Charlotte; Philadelphia; Brooklyn; and Phoenix.

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 released its complete Growth States rankings; its top 25 U.S. Growth Cities; and its top 25 Canadian Growth Cities for 2019 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 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.

Find local U-Haul stores and neighborhood dealers at uhaul.com/locations.

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