SAN ANTONIO, May 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- San Antonio registers as the No. 3 U-Haul U.S. Destination City for 2016, according to the latest U-Haul migration trends report.
Arrivals were up year-over-year as San Antonio rose two spots from its 2015 ranking, further solidifying its status as one of the busiest U.S. markets for incoming U-Haul trucks.
U-Haul Destination Cities are ranked according to the total number of arriving one-way U-Haul truck rentals to a city in the past calendar year. Destination Cities do not account for departing traffic and thus do not necessarily reflect growth like U-Haul Growth Cities. Destination Cities reflect the volume and regularity of do-it-yourself movers coming into a community.
"Projections estimate that one million more people will move to San Antonio over the next 25 years, so those who are moving here now are ahead of the curve – and for good reason," San Antonio Mayor Ivy R. Taylor said. "San Antonio is an affordable city to live in; business is booming, especially in key industries like IT, cybersecurity and medical, and (San Antonio) has great warm weather."
U-Haul has 13 Company-owned stores and 50 independent neighborhood dealers within the city limits, and also offers many more locations to fulfill the needs of suburbs outside San Antonio. Find U-Haul truck and trailer sharing locations in San Antonio at uhaul.com/locations.
"San Antonio is in a revitalization program for the downtown area," said Sam Molina, U-Haul Company of San Antonio East president. "Our downtown is attracting more residents that will live in new townhomes and condos that are built in our old refurbished buildings."
The seventh most populated U.S. city is largely associated with its military presence, which also drives U-Haul business.
"Army medics and Armed Forces medics are trained at Ft. Sam Houston," Molina said. "All Air Force basic training and pilot training is done in San Antonio. The northeast area has grown with the new military hospital and military member housing. Brand-name companies and corporations are moving here. Our city is doing a good job of soliciting new business and is expanding to the edge of small towns nearby."
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 21,000 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 1.7 million one-way U-Haul truck rental transactions that occur annually.
Follow the Top 10 U.S. Destination Cities daily countdown through May 26 on Twitter @uhaul. U-Haul Destination Cities announced so far include: 10. Charlotte 9. Kansas City 8. Philadelphia 7. Brooklyn 6. Las Vegas 5. Austin 4. Orlando. View all migration trends reports, including the U-Haul 2016 U.S. Growth Cities and Growth States, at myuhaulstory.com.
Since 1945, U-Haul has been the No. 1 choice of do-it-yourself movers, with a network of more than 21,000 locations across all 50 states and 10 Canadian provinces. U-Haul customers' patronage has enabled the U-Haul fleet to grow to more than 139,000 trucks, 108,000 trailers and 38,000 towing devices. U-Haul offers more than 536,000 rooms and more than 47 million square feet of self-storage space at owned and managed facilities throughout North America. U-Haul is the largest installer of permanent trailer hitches in the automotive aftermarket industry and is the largest retailer of propane in the U.S. www.uhaul.com
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