Ocala among top three net-gain markets for movers using U-Haul trucks

Ocala ranks as the third most-popular market in the United States for do-it-yourself movers.

Florida boasts six of the top cities on the list of 25 preferred destinations for U-Haul costumers, which was topped by the Raleigh-Durham market in North Carolina and Kissimmee in the Sunshine State. The other Florida cities on the list include West Palm Beach, Port St. Lucie, Bradenton-Sarasota, Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale.

U-Haul’s nationwide fleet contains about 167,000 trucks, 120,000 trailers and 43,000 towing devices.

U-Haul Growth Cities are calculated by the net gain of one-way U-Haul trucks entering a state versus leaving that state during a calendar year. Migration trends data is compiled from more than 2 million one-way U-Haul truck-sharing transactions that occur annually.

While U-Haul migration trends do not correlate directly to population or economic growth, the company’s growth data is an effective gauge of how well cities and states are attracting and maintaining residents. Visit myuhaulstory.com to view the top 50 U.S. Growth States and top 25 Canadian Growth Cities.

U-Haul boasts a network of 22,000 locations across all 50 states and 10 Canadian provinces. U-Haul Truck Share 24/7 offers secure access to U-Haul trucks every hour of every day through the customer dispatch option on their smartphones and the company’s proprietary Live Verify technology.

The U-Haul fleet contains about 167,000 trucks, 120,000 trailers and 43,000 towing devices. U-Haul offers nearly 697,000 rooms and 60.7 million square feet of self-storage space at owned and managed facilities throughout North America. The company also is the largest installer of permanent trailer hitches in the automotive aftermarket industry and the largest retailer of propane in the U.S.

Below is the list of the top-25 U-Haul Growth Cities:

  • 1. Raleigh-Durham, N.C.
  • 2. Kissimmee, Fla.
  • 3. Ocala, Fla.
  • 4. Round Rock-Pflugerville, Texas
  • 5. West Palm Beach, Fla.
  • 6. Port St. Lucie, Fla.
  • 7. Bradenton-Sarasota, Fla.
  • 8. Coeur D’Alene, Idaho
  • 9. Manhattan, N.Y.
  • 10. Harrisburg, Pa.
  • 11. New Braunfels, Texas
  • 12. Auburn-Opelika, Ala.
  • 13. Huntsville, Ala.
  • 14. Spring-The Woodlands, Texas
  • 15. Boca Raton, Fla.
  • 16. Henderson, Nev.
  • 17. McKinney, Texas
  • 18. Temecula, Calif.
  • 19. Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
  • 20. St. George, Utah
  • 21. Murfreesboro, Tenn.
  • 22. National City, Calif.
  • 23. Chandler, Ariz.
  • 24. Wilmington, N.C.
  • 25. Santa Barbara, Calif.