For the eighth consecutive year, Atlanta, Georgia, has topped Penske Truck Rental's list of Top Moving Destinations. Cementing its spot at No. 1, Georgia's "The Big Peach" is the ninth-largest metropolitan statistical area in the country, and the region grew by 1.6 percent from 2015 to 2016, according to U.S. Census.
Atlanta is not the only city making a repeat appearance on the annual list. Last year's No. 3 city, Phoenix, Arizona, has reclaimed its spot as the second most-moved-to city in the U.S. Appearing at No. 2 in 2015, Phoenix has appeared as a top moving destination since the list's inception in 2011.
Also noteworthy, Portland, Oregon, has made its debut appearance on the annual list, and Houston, Texas, has moved up from No. 9 to No. 4.
The Top 10 cities of 2017 (previous year ranking):
- Atlanta (1)
- Phoenix (3)
- Dallas/Fort Worth (2)
- Houston (9)
- Tampa/Sarasota (5)
- Orlando (6)
- Las Vegas (8)
- Denver (4)
- Charlotte (10)
- Portland (unranked)
2017 Top 10 Moving Destinations
Since 2011, Penske has been compiling the list using analysis of one-way consumer truck rental reservations made via the company's website, calls to its 1-800-GO-PENSKE call center, and through one-way reservations made at Penske's more than 2,300 truck rental locations.
Infographic Information came from the following:
- Median Rental Price/month: www.rentjungle.com
- Median Home Price: www.zillow.com
- Median Household Income: www.deptofnumbers.com
- Average Temperature: www.usclimatedata.com
By Kim Harmsen