Penske names Atlanta No. 1 moving destination
If you’re planning a move to Atlanta or have already relocated here, you’ve made a popular choice.
On Feb. 8, Penske Rental Trucks released its seventh-annual list of Top Moving Destinations and Atlanta, for the seventh year in a row, landed the coveted spot as the premier destination for relocators across the U.S.
According to Penske, the list is crafted by analyzing all one-way consumer truck rental reservations made via its website, over the phone and at company locations.
“Our own data, compiled from do-it-yourself moves across the country, mirror the country’s migration and areas of growth,” explained Don Mikes, Penske’s senior vice president of rental.
Penske also includes some fun facts about our city: Atlanta boasts 217 sunny days per year at an average temperature of 61.4 degrees Fahrenheit; has a median home price of $198,100 and median income of $60,219; and per 2015 Foursquare check-ins, we also apparently really like our fried green tomatoes.
Penske Truck Rental’s 2016 top moving destinations (previous year’s ranking in parentheses)
1. Atlanta (1)
2. Dallas/Forth Worth (3)
3. Phoenix (2)
4. Denver (6)
5. Tampa/Sarasota (3)
6. Orlando (5)
7. Seattle (8)
8. Las Vegas (9)
9. Houston (7)