Phoenix registers as the No. 10 U.S. Destination City in America, according to the latest U-Haul® migration trends report, sliding one spot from its ranking on last year’s list.
Year-over-year traffic held steady for one-way U-Haul trucks arriving in Phoenix in 2019 as the city remains one of the top 10 busiest for incoming do-it-yourself movers.
“Phoenix is a destination because of the climate, job market and beautiful desert landscapes,” said Russ Baldwin, U-Haul Company of Western Arizona president. “Arizona State University is one of the largest colleges in the country, so we’re seeing waves of U-Haul trucks entering the Valley of the Sun each year. Many retirees are also moving to Phoenix to enjoy the year-long golfing weather.”
Headquartered in Phoenix since 1967, U-Haul has 21 Company-owned stores and 42 independent neighborhood dealers currently operating in the Phoenix city limits.
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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