ORLANDO, Fla., May 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Orlando chimes in as the No. 4 U-Haul U.S. Destination City for 2016, according to the latest U-Haul migration trends report.
Orlando witnessed a fractional decrease in year-over-year arrivals, sliding back one spot from its 2015 ranking, but still remains 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.
"It's no surprise that we have become a top-ranked destination city," Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer said. "Our winning combination of economic opportunity and world-class sports, entertainment and cultural amenities make our vibrant, innovative and diverse city a place residents are proud to call home. Orlando is benefiting from billions in public and private capital investment to support population and job growth. It's no surprise that U-Haul movers are seeking an Orlando address for their next home."
U-Haul has 12 Company-owned stores and 58 independent neighborhood dealers within the city limits, and also offers many more locations to fulfill the needs of suburbs outside Orlando. Find U-Haul truck and trailer sharing locations in Orlando at uhaul.com/locations.
"Orlando is a fast-growing, fast-paced city," added Rod Baldwin, U-Haul Company of Orlando president. "Disney World and Universal Studios are located in Greater Orlando, so this area is considered the happiest place on Earth. We've had steady growth here for more than 20 years. U-Haul has plans to add at least three more truck and trailer sharing and self-storage facilities in the market in the upcoming year."
Orlando neighbor Kissimmee was named a U-Haul Top 10 U.S. Growth City for 2016 among cities with a population of more than 50,000, helping Florida claim the No. 2 ranking among U-Haul 2016 Growth States behind Texas.
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. 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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