Moving to Brooklyn? You’re Not Alone

While cities like Seattle and Austin might seem like some of the trendiest cities to move to these days, plenty of people are still moving to New York, too. Specifically, they’re moving to Brooklyn.

A few weeks ago, we wrote about a study that showed millennials are still moving to NYC. And, according to a new report by U-Haul, it seems like people overall are choosing New York City as a top place to live in the U.S. U-Haul used its one-way truck rental data to come up with the list of most moved-to cities, which it lists as:

  1. Houston
  2. Chicago
  3. San Antonio
  4. Orlando
  5. Austin
  6. Las Vegas
  7. Brooklyn, New York
  8. Philadelphia
  9. Kansas City
  10. Charlotte

Of course, we pay a lot of attention to moving trends in the New York City metro area, so if you’re thinking about moving to Brooklyn, here are a few other interesting statistics we’ve come across in our research.

  • Of New Yorkers who leave Manhattan for Brooklyn, the most popular places to move to were areas in Northwest Brooklyn, including Brooklyn Heights, Carroll Gardens, Dumbo and Fort Greene (35%). North Brooklyn spots like Williamsburg and Greenpoint (11%), and Prospect Heights (11%).
  • The commute time to Manhattan from Brooklyn is under an hour in most areas. From Williamsburg, Boreum Hill, and Fort Greene, it’s under 30 minutes according to data from Neighborhood X.
  • While many neighborhoods in Brooklyn have become much more expensive to live in over the last decade, some of the most affordable neighborhoods in New York City are still found in Brooklyn.

For more info on moving to New York City, check out our articles, below, to help you plan for your move!

Living in New York City: The Pros and the Cons

How to find an apartment in New York City

Where do New Yorkers move to?