I saw this headline on numerous local and national news sites yesterday and I have to admit I was a little intrigued about where Atlanta
ranked in “U-haul’s List of Top Growth Cities.” As a real estate agent I stay up-to-date on what the population is doing in the area. Currently, with the low inventory situation, it feels like there are lots of people looking to buy homes, and not nearly as many selling homes, which even before you look at the numbers would make you believe that Atlanta is growing.
According to U-Haul’s annual report, Atlanta ranks 26th on the list of 30 cities. They estimate around 1% of growth in 2012. The number 1 city, Pittsburgh, saw 9% growth. One percent may not seem like a lot, but Atlanta was not on the list at all in 2011 and with new construction just gearing back up at the end of 2012, it certainly can be felt in the housing market. To see how U-Haul calculated their numbers and the companies press release click here.
I think with all the recent announcements of businesses opening offices in the area we are going to continue to see this number increase. I continue to feel like it is a really EXCITING to live in Atlanta and its suburbs. It has always been a wonderful city and as more and more people realize it, the city will continue to grow and prosper!