N.J. city proves popular moving destination, U-Haul says

According to U-Haul, Houston is the nation’s No. 1 destination city for movers for the ninth straight year. But the Texas town had better watch out for one New Jersey landing spot.

Jersey City cracked the moving company’s 2018 list of the most popular destinations, sliding into the Top 50 at No. 46 overall.

Phoenix-based U-Haul measured U.S. migration trends based on one-way truck arrivals in 2017.

In terms of Destination Cities, the Top 10 were:

  1. Houston
  2. Chicago
  3. Orlando, Florida
  4. Brooklyn, New York
  5. San Antonio
  6. Las Vegas
  7. Austin, Texas
  8. Philadelphia
  9. Charlotte, North Carolina
  10. Columbus, Ohio

No other New Jersey cities made the list.

This ranking differs from U-Haul’s Top 25 U.S. Growth Cities ranking — released earlier this year — which compared one-way arrivals with one-way departures.

In that list, Jersey City came in at No. 10. (Tempe, Arizona, was No. 1.)

However, on U-Haul’s list of Growth States, New Jersey staggered to a ranking of 45th overall.

For the complete list of Destination Cities, click here.

For more on the Growth Cities and Growth States, click here and click here.