Penske Truck Rental’s 2013 Top Moving Destinations List

Penske Truck Rental 2012 Top Moving DestinationsOver the last four years, Penske Truck Rental has produced an annual list of its top moving destinations in the United States. Once again, the Atlanta metro area remained No. 1 for the fourth consecutive year.

In the list below, last year’s ranking is noted in parentheses. New to the 2013 list is Las Vegas, coming in at No. 10. Sarasota, Fla., No. 10 in 2012, was combined with the Tampa, Fla., metro area for this year’s list.

  1. Atlanta (1)
  2. Tampa, Fla./Sarasota, Fla. (new combined entry)
  3. Dallas/Fort Worth (2)
  4. Orlando, Fla. (4)
  5. Phoenix (3)
  6. Houston (6)
  7. Seattle (8)
  8. Chicago (5)
  9. Denver (7)
  10. Las Vegas (new!)

“We have seen a continued migration of Penske Truck Rental customers from the Northeast and Midwest parts of the U.S. into these areas,” said Don Mikes, Penske senior vice president of rental.

Penske Truck Rental, based in Reading, Pa., has created a series of infographics to complement the list. The main infographic can be seen below. The infographics include popular destination points within each of the markets, additional factoids, and average home listing prices with data courtesy of

How is the Penske Truck Rental Top 10 Moving Destinations list created? It is procured through an analysis of our one-way consumer truck rental reservations made via and through our central reservations call center, 1-800-GO-PENSKE, as well as reservation requests we’ve received for one-way moves.

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By Alen Beljin



  1. Syed Akbar Ali says:

    It will very interesting the look at the reasons for people preferring these destinations.

  2. We moved to Denver area last Fall, from North Korea (otherwise known as Michigan). We were lifelong residents of Michigan and never knew how much we were missing; it’s the best decision we’ve ever made. Even if we had moved from someplace nice, I still couldn’t emphasize enough how amazing Denver is. The weather is far better than we expected, which makes the people unusually happy and friendly. The economy is booming, but even if it weren’t the mountains and everything else Colorado has to offer would have been reason enough to move. We were worried about of four kids adjusting to the major move, but they love it too despite leaving many friends behind. They too have already decided they would never consider moving back to Michigan.

  3. Gay Cororaton says:

    This is great information, and the info graphics are very informative as well! Thanks and you should publicize this data more. How far back does the series go?

    • Randolph Ryerson says:

      Our Top 10 Moving Destinations list goes back just a few years. You can see all of the related posts here on the Move Ahead blog. Thanks for your interest. Our next list will be issued early next year. ^RR


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