For the eighth year in a row, Houston remains the No. 1 U-Haul U.S. destination city, according to the latest U-Haul migration trends report. Following Houston in the rankings were Chicago, San Antonio, Orlando, and Austin. U-Haul destination cities are ranked according to the total number of arriving one-way U-Haul truck rentals to a city in the past calendar year.
While Houston witnessed a 3.4 percent decline in 2016 arrivals compared with 2015, it continued to be the busiest domestic market for incoming U-Haul trucks.
Destination cities do not account for departing traffic, so they don't necessarily reflect growth like U-Haul growth cities. Destination cities reflect the volume and regularity of do-it-yourself movers coming into a community.
There are 32 U-Haul-owned stores and 140-plus independent neighborhood dealers within the Houston city limits.