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Houston ranks as top moving destination for seventh year in a row

U-Haul ranks top destination cities for moving families just in time for a busy time of the year
  • Houston, Austin and San Antonio all rank in the top five destination cities.
  • Chicago and Orlando ranked second and third on the list.
  • Houston's real estate market doesn't seem too impacted by the oil fallout.

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Some cities are just gaining more attention from relocating homebuyers than others, and one of the easiest ways to tell is by looking at one-way truck rentals. U-Haul released its Top 50 Destination Cities for the past calendar year based on solely that fact. With Memorial Day behind us, the unofficial start to moving season is underway. Families throughout the nation are gearing up to pack their bags and venture to a new city before Labor Day. Texas made a big appearance on the list, with Houston ranking first for the seventh consecutive year in a row. San Antonio and Austin also made the top five, ranking in at fourth and fifth, respectively. Since 2014, Austin climbed up the rankings by three positions. Northern neighbor Dallas came in at the 17th spot. "Houston continues to be an extremely busy location for U-Haul equipment entering and leaving the city, especially during the summer months as families plan their moves with the kids out of school," Matt Merrill, U-Haul Com...