Sacramento ranks 10th among moving destinations, U-Haul says

On Monday, U-Haul named Sacramento its No. 10 “Destination City” of 2014, calling it a “rising star” among U.S. cities. The ranking is based on the top destinations of one-way U-Haul rentals. U-Haul says the data can be used as a rough approximation of migration trends.

Sacramento rose three places this year, from No. 13 in 2013. Mayor Kevin Johnson said that he was “pleased, though not surprised,” that Sacramento was moving up in the rankings. He cited the city’s expanding economy and recent job growth as reasons for the trend. U-Haul added that relatively low housing prices and new urban development projects also make the city attractive to those looking to move.

U-Haul will be releasing the complete list of its top 10 destination cities in the next week. So far, it has named Kansas City, Mo., as No. 9 and Philadelphia as No. 8.

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