Atlanta is Country's Top Relocation Destination

According to the Penske files, the number one terminus for their one-way rental trucks is the City of Atlanta.

The Atlanta Skyline Looking South

Photo courtesy My Desired Property This is a view of Downtown Atlanta looking towards the Olympic Torch from the 1996 Summer Games, the Hyatt Regency and the Westin Peachtree Plaza. 

The Penske truck rental company naturally keeps tabs on where their trucks are going to and from. And as you can imagine they've compiled some interesting data about which cities folks are fleeing and naturally, where they're landing. For several years in a row the city with the most one-way Penske rentals just happens to be Atlanta. 

Here are some quick facts about the City of Atlanta according to United States Census

  • Median household income: $46,146
  • Average listing price: $244,000
  • Homeownership: 46%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 46%
  • Population, 2012 estimate: 443,775
  • Mean travel time to work (minutes): 25

More information from the Penske file

Folks are also moving to the Tampa and Sarasota, Fla. area in record numbers and ranked number two on their list. Dallas/Fort Worth came in at three while the town that Mickey built, Orlando, took fourth. Phoenix (5th) is still a popular destination to reinvent yourself as well as Houston (6th). 

Seattle, the town made famous by grunge and Singles takes the seventh spot. 

The Second City, Chicago, is looking great at eight. Denver and its new marijuana law is fine at nine. And rounding out the list is destination Sin City, Las Vegas. 


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