Make some room: Florida now the No. 1 moving destination in the country, survey says

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Maybe it's the warm winters or the easy access to theme parks, but more Americans than ever want to call the Sunshine State their home.

According to a new survey from U-Haul, Florida is now the No. 1 moving destination in America. Florida took the top spot away from Texas, which has topped the list for at least 4 years. The Lone Star State fell one spot to No. 2.

Florida has been showing signs of growth for a decade,” said Miguel Caminos, U-Haul Company of Orlando president, in a statement. “Central Florida is really booming. I can’t think of any major suburb where there aren’t home developments or new shopping centers being built."

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“There’s an expectation of comfort for people moving here. They know there are jobs. Plus, there are tons of attractions, and our state is family-friendly. The weather is perfect, and no matter where you live, you’re less than an hour from the beach.”

According to U-Haul, Kissimmee, Ocala, West Palm Beach, Port Saint Lucie and the Bradenton-Sarasota corridor lead Florida’s gains. Boca Raton, Ft. Lauderdale, Pensacola, Miami and St. Petersburg are among the other notable cities to see a net increase of U-Haul trucks.