Moving Trucks are Philly-Bound

Between the Pope visit, 2016 DNC, the growing population and economy, Philadelphia’s renaissance is real. Need another affirmation of this fact? Moving trucks are heading to the City of Brotherly Love/Sisterly Affection in record numbers. Continue reading for a fun infographic illustrating this fact, and, more importantly, why!

 

U-Haul, one of the largest truck rental and moving companies in the country, recently published its annual list of the Top 10 moving truck destinations. This year Philadelphia moved up two slots to #8 after making the Top 10 for the first time two years prior.

 

So, why?

 

In the past decade, the city has come into its own. U-Haul cites the following factors as evidence of the city’s success: a comprehensive and growing public transportation system, new skyscrapers springing up along the skyline, shops and restaurants populating formerly vacant commercial corridors, innovative public space and walkways, and music and entertainment festivals of all kinds enlivening the waterfront piers.

 

Not to mention the 8,000 jobs added in 2014, which also marked the eighth year of consistent population growth for the city.

 

At the root of all these assets U-Haul identifies the city’s walkability and affordability, particularly in relation to its competitor cities, as the driving forces behind Philadelphia’s recent growth.

 

So if you didn’t already know it, Philly’s a place to Love Where You Live! We’ll let the infographic do the talking from here:

 

 

 

Opening image: “leaving zion” by Kai Schreiber – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Flickr. https://www.flickr.com/photos/genista/47620113/in/album-903925/