PHOENIX and BROOKLYN, N.Y., May 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Brooklyn is the No. 4 U.S. Destination City according to the latest U-Haul migration trends report, catapulting three spots from its ranking on last year's list.
New York City's most populous borough saw a 13 percent year-over-year increase in one-way U-Haul truck arrivals in 2017 to become one of the four busiest locations for incoming traffic among do-it-yourself movers. NYC boroughs are categorized as cities for the purpose of U-Haul migration trends lists.
"Brooklyn has seen an explosion over the last 10 years because it has the big-city feel without the price tag of Manhattan," said Will Wolff, U-Haul Company of Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island president. "The buildings in Brooklyn are shorter, giving each neighborhood a homey feel, while having everything you need within walking distance.
"Brooklyn is an attractive borough because of the culture. It's a hip community with unique neighborhoods. We have world-class restaurants and a strong sense of community. There is always something going on where residents can mingle and bond."
U-Haul has three Company-owned stores and 35 independent neighborhood dealers currently operating in Brooklyn. Find U-Haul truck and trailer sharing locations in Brooklyn at uhaul.com/locations.
U-Haul International, headquartered in Phoenix, is counting down its top 10 U.S. Destination Cities as a prelude to Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial beginning of the summer moving season. About 45 percent of all moves each year occur between Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends. The No. 1 Destination City will be announced on May 25 via Twitter @uhaul and on myuhaulstory.com.
Columbus, Ohio, was named the No. 10 Destination City; Charlotte No. 9; Philadelphia No. 8; Austin No. 7; Las Vegas No. 6; and San Antonio No. 5.
Go to myuhaulstory.com to view Destination Cities 11-50. The only other New York destination to make the top 50 list is the Bronx (23) based on its incoming traffic in 2017.
Rankings are based on the total number of arriving one-way U-Haul trucks into a city in the past calendar year. Destination Cities reflect the volume and regularity of do-it-yourself movers coming into a community. They do not account for departing one-way U-Haul trucks, and thus do not necessarily signify growth like U-Haul Growth Cities and Growth States rankings.
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.
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