As if we needed more evidence that new residents keep flooding into Houston, DIY moving company U-Haul ranks the Bayou City first among its top 10 U.S. destination cities for 2016.
“Houston is growing by leaps and bounds,” U-Haul Company of Gulf Coast Texas president Jerry Lunn said in a statement. “In the last year, I’ve seen countless skyscrapers and condos being built. U-Haul is continuously expanding its locations and buying space for new facilities to accommodate the do-it-yourself movers and self-storage customers coming to the area.”
U-Haul’s top destination cities for 2016 are ranked according to the total number of arriving one-way U-Haul truck rentals to a city during the year. This ranking does not take into account U-Haul departures from those cities.
Houston remains the No. 1 U-Haul U.S. destination city for the eighth year in a row, according to the company's migration trends report, even though arrivals declines by 3.4 percent compared to 2015.
“Houston is the country’s No. 1 job creator,” said Gabriel Mendieta, U-Haul Company of East Houston president. “This city is home to 24 Fortune 500 companies. The cost of living is low, and with low taxes, your paycheck goes further.”
U-Haul‘s No. 4 city is San Antonio while Austin is No. 5, Dallas is No. 17, and Fort Worth ranks as No. 24.
Behind Houston on the destination list are Chicago, No. 2; Las Vegas, No. 6; Brooklyn, New York, No. 7; Philadelphia, No. 8; Kansas City, No. 9; and Charlotte, North Carolina, No. 10.