People must believe everything is bigger in Texas
, because the most popular city to move to in 2012 was Houston
, according to new data on relocation trends released by U-Haul
. The moving company's figures were based on one-way truck rentals from January 2012 to December 2012. It's Houston's fourth year in a row ranking No. 1 on U-Haul's annual list.
Of course, other lists of most popular moving destinations have differed from U-Haul's list. In January, Penske Truck Rental put Atlanta
at the top of its list for 2012
. Houston was ranked No. 6. U-Haul placed Atlanta all the way down at No. 33 on its list.
Regardless, what can people expect once they arrive in Houston? For one, a booming job market
filling up fast with transportation
and financial services
employment openings. That'll support the local housing market pretty well. According to Trulia
, the average listing price in Houston is $322,473, but the median sale price between January 13 and March 13 was a much more affordable $78,000.
Click through the gallery below to see U-Haul's top 15 destination cities (and homes for sale in those areas) in 2012.
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