Need evidence that new residents keep flooding into San Antonio? DIY moving company U-Haul ranks San Antonio third among its top 10 U.S. destination cities for 2016.
U-Haul’s top destination cities for 2016 are ranked according to the total number of arriving one-way U-Haul truck rentals to a city during the year. This ranking does not take into account U-Haul departures from those cities.
San Antonio rose two spots from its 2015 ranking, "solidifying its status as one of the busiest U.S. markets for incoming U-Haul trucks," the company says.
"Projections estimate that 1 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 says in a post on U-Haul's website.
"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."
The busiest incoming market in the U.S. is neighboring Houston, followed by Chicago (No. 2), Orlando (No. 4), and Austin (No. 5). Behind Austin on the destination list are Las Vegas, No. 6; Brooklyn, New York, No. 7; Philadelphia, No. 8; Kansas City, No. 9; and Charlotte, North Carolina, No. 10.