Lots of People Still Moving to Atlanta

For the fourth year in a row, Atlanta is the nation’s No. 1 moving destination.

According to the 2013 Penske moving survey as reported by BusinessInsider, Atlanta is famous for “international sports, soft drinks and Georgia peaches.”

Here’s the full list of the top moving destinations in America for 2013 according to Penske, with the cities’ 2012 ranking in parentheses:

1. Atlanta (1)
2. Tampa, Fla./Sarasota, Fla. (new combined entry)
3. Dallas/Fort Worth (2)
4. Orlando, Fla. (4)
5. Phoenix (3)
6. Houston (6)
7. Seattle (8)
8. Chicago (5)
9. Denver (7)
10.Las Vegas (new!)


  1. saltycracker says:

    So the profile is someone that rented a small Penske truck and is seeking a do over in life ?
    Where are the moving van line users going ? (Could be a following)

  2. Rich says:

    That list does raise a lot of questions. I just finished a chapter titled “Tampa” in the “The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America” (George Packer), and was amused that the population growth reported for “America’s Next Great City” in the 80s and 90s was taking place in the surrounding county, not Tampa itself.

    I know people living in north Gwinnett considering themselves Atlantans. Typically those who refer to any place below Griffin as south Georgia. Even Hall county is considered Metro Atlanta.

    • saltycracker says:

      No way in hell those in Sarasota or St Pete consider themselves associated with that city across the bay unless they are referring to flying or football. But for Orlando, everyone that watches one of the TV stations thinks they live in Orlando.

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