Sarasota Included in Top 10 US Moving Destinations
by donna soda
on Wednesday, January 16th, 2013 at 11:47pm.
Reports show that according to the recently released report by global transportation services provider Penske Truck Rental, Sarasota bags the 10th spot in the list of top destinations for movers across the US, joining other major cities like Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Orlando, Phoenix, and Seattle.
For the past three years, Atlanta has been on the top of the list each year according to the data collected by Penske. Dallas/Fort Worth has climbed two places from fourth to second place, while Chicago, Houston, Denver and Seattle remained unmoved from their previous ranks in the list.
With over 709,000 residents in 2011 according to the Census Bureau, North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota is said to be the 73rd largest metropolitan statistical area in the US. Jim Soda of Keller Williams in Lakewood Ranch shared his insights as one of Lakewood Ranch's local agents who has been helping movers in the area for quite some time. He attributes the developments in Lakewood Ranch with its booming sports tourism, bringing businesses to the area. He also adds that the Sarasota and Bradenton natives moving to Lakewood Ranch as well as the schools in Lakewood Ranch have also helped bring people to Lakewood Ranch.