Many Americans relocated to Texas’ Sunbelt region in 2022, but San Antonio residents may be surprised to see the city movers set as their destination. Perhaps they're also a little relieved to learn that city is Houston. However, San Antonio is still a top 10 destination for American movers, according to a the latest “Top Moving Destinations” report from Penske Truck Rental.
San Antonio only ranked No. 9 this year, which is a three-place drop from the 2021 report. But the city did outrank Austin, which came in at No. 10. Meanwhile, 2022 was Houston’s second consecutive year as the No. 1 moving destination. Dallas' rank remained the same year-over-year from the previous report at No. 7.
Penske has been reporting on the migration patterns of Americans for 13 years, using data from the U.S. cities with the most inbound one-way consumer rentals throughout the year. The U.S. Census Bureau estimated 23.7 million Americans moved in 2022, which is about 4 percent more than in 2021.
In the report, Penske Senior Vice President Kevin Malloy said it’s “always exciting” to find out where the company’s customers are moving with each new release.
“We understand just how hectic the moving experience can be and pride ourselves on putting the consumer first throughout the rental experience,” he said.
Penske’s top 10 moving destinations in 2022 are:
- No. 1 – Houston
- No. 2 – Las Vegas
- No. 3 – Orlando, Florida
- No. 4 – Phoenix
- No. 5 – Atlanta
- No. 6 – Charlotte, North Carolina
- No. 7 – Dallas
- No. 8 – Jacksonville, Florida
- No. 9 – San Antonio
- No. 10 – Austin
With the arrival of National Moving Month in May, Penske decided to commemorate the month by releasing four specially-curated playlists on Spotify. Each playlist is under an hour and a half long, and has its own unique “vibe” to describe what it feels like to move. They also come with apt names: “Pack It Up,” “Moving on Mix,” “Forwarding Address,” and “Make This House, Home.”
The song choices are intended to “help people look forward to the journey ahead,” according to Malloy.
More information about Penske's report can be found on pensketruckrental.com.