Where is everybody going?


PENSKE TRUCK RENTAL | TRULIA – Penske’s “Move Ahead” truck rental list of top moving destinations includes many sunny locales. Trulia’s interactive “Metro Movers Report” likewise reveals Florida is hot.

Penske’s Top Moving Destinations

1. Atlanta, GA

2. Phoenix, AZ

3. Orlando, FL

4. Dallas/Fort Worth, TX

5. Chicago, IL

6. Houston, TX

7. Denver, CO

8. Seattle, WA

9. Sarasota, FL

10. Charlotte, NC

In comparison to Penske’s listing last year, the Atlanta market is again the destination of choice. There are no new market entries.

No region moved up or down more than two positions, with Dallas/Fort Worth jumping up two, from fourth to second. Half the list (Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Sarasota, Fla., and Charlotte, N.C.,) remained in identical positions.

“As this list indicates, U.S. residents continue migrating primarily toward warm weather areas,” noted Don Mikes, Penske’s vice president of rental.

Chicago, Denver and Seattle were the exceptions.

Penske compiled the list based on requests for one-way moves in 2011.

Trulia Metro Movers Report

Trulia takes a real-time look at movers with an analysis of online house hunting activity between people living in one metro area and homes located in another. An interactive map offers inbound searches (movers’ points of origin) and outbound searches (where movers are moving).

For example, on the inbound search, when you click on a metro area the metro area becomes highlighted in black and the top 10 metros with the most home searches to San Francisco are highlighted in blue. If one of the blue circles is abnormally big (relative to all the other blue circles), that means there are many more home searches heading into San Francisco from that metro than from others.

Among other findings, Florida shines.

Of the top 10 metro areas where there are more homes searches by out-of-towners looking to move in than home searches by locals looking to get out, seven are in Florida.

1. Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL

2. Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL

3. North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, FL

4. Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL

5. Tulsa, OK

6. West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL

7. Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL

8. Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

9. Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC

10. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

Sourced: Penske Truck Rental’s Annual Top 10 Moving Destinations |Trulia’s “Metro Movers Report”

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