San Antonio registers as the No. 3 U.S. Destination City in America, according to the latest U-Haul® migration trends report, rising one spot from its ranking on last year’s list.
San Antonio saw a 5% year-over-year increase in one-way U-Haul truck arrivals in 2019 to stay one of the top 10 busiest cities for incoming traffic among do-it-yourself movers.
“We’ve seen an influx of U-Haul trucks into San Antonio,” said Sam Molina, U-Haul Company of San Antonio East president. “Families are moving here because the cost of living is below the national average. There are also a large amount of military families coming in and out of the city. Many of them decide to come back and retire in the Military City.”
U-Haul has 14 Company-owned stores and 57 independent neighborhood dealers currently operating in the San Antonio 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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