Top 10 Moving Destinations in 2012
The housing market began to improve in 2012 as confidence in homeownership improved. With more people buying, it poses the question, where are they buying? And where are they moving?
Penske Truck Rental released an annual list of top moving destinations within the U.S. To create this list, the company compiled information based on requests for one-way moves in 2012.
Atlanta has topped the list for each of the three years that Penske has compiled this ranking. The Dallas/Fort Worth area made the jump from fourth to second place. Four markets (Chicago, Houston, Denver and Seattle) retained their rankings from 2011.
“This list fits the general geographic shifts of the country’s population with our customers being drawn to the Southeast and Southwest regions,” states Don Mikes, Penske senior vice president of rental.
So where were people moving in 2012? See the top 10 destinations, below.
2012 Top 10 Moving Destinations:
*Please Note: The previous year’s ranking is noted in parentheses
1. Atlanta (unchanged)
2. Dallas/Fort Worth (4)
3. Phoenix (2)
4. Orlando, Fla. (3)
5. Chicago (unchanged)
6. Houston (unchanged)
7. Denver (unchanged)
8. Seattle (unchanged)
9. Charlotte, N.C. (10)
10. Sarasota, Fla. (9)