Atlanta is America’s top moving destination for the sixth consecutive year

Maybe it’s time the Georgia DOT just builds a new lane on Atlanta’s roads exclusively for moving trucks entering the city.

Yet again, Atlanta has ranked No. 1 in Penske’s study of the top moving destinations in America. The A-T-L has rebounded to pre-recession levels of new residents moving in, according to

2016 is the sixth year the moving company has performed the study, and Atlanta has been No. 1 every single time.

“It’s a great place to live and work: there are a lot of attractions here and it’s a major metropolitan area that is in close proximity to the state’s natural areas of beauty,” said Kerry Gilbert, Penske’s mid-South vice president, in the news release. “There are a large number of major employers here and it is a centralized area for transportation operations on the East Coast.”

(Also read: Georgia ranked No. 1 in racial progress by WalletHub study)

Atlanta may be a great place to live and work, but its already awful congestion worsens by the day. The city is adding tens of thousands of new residents each year, and the while the city continues to expand outward, many of those new residents commute into the major business centers. You see where I’m going with this?

Maybe we should just close the city for a few months so we can all take a breath.

Rounding out the top five cities in Penske’s study are Phoenix, Tampa/Sarasota, Dallas/Fort Worth and Orlando.

Photo: Flickr/Brett Weinstein

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