Why Atlanta is again the No. 1 moving destination


Why Atlanta is again the No. 1 moving destination

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John Spink
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Thinking of moving to Atlanta? Recently moved to Atlanta? You’re not alone.

Penske Truck Rental announced its annual list of top moving destinations within the U.S., and Atlanta takes the top spot for the sixth year in a row. With a median household income of $56,166, a median home price of $180,900 and 217 sunny days year, the area is attracting movers at a pre-recession pace.

“Our own data, compiled from do-it-yourself moves across the country, mirror the country’s migration and areas of growth,” Don Mikes, Penske’s senior vice president of rental, explained in a news release.

Penske Truck Rental's 2015 top moving destinations (previous year’s ranking in parentheses)

1. Atlanta (1)

2. Phoenix (4)

3. Tampa/Sarasota (2)

4. Dallas/Fort Worth (3)

5. Orlando (5)

6. Denver (7)

7. Houston (8)

8. Seattle (6)

9. Las Vegas (10)

10. Chicago (9)

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