For the second year in a row, Atlanta topped the list of the 50 most popular cities for families who moved between October 1993 and November 1994, rental truck company U-Haul International reports.

The top 10 also included Los Angeles, Houston, Dallas, Chicago, Orange County, Calif., Detroit, Sacramento, the Los Angeles suburb of Van Nuys and Phoenix.California had 10 areas - the most of any state - on the list. California cities among the top 50 were San Diego, San Jose, Oakland, San Francisco, Concord and San Bernardino, the 1994 U-Haul Migration Trend Report said.

"For most of this year, we've been needing more equipment than we have available for people moving to Southern California," U-Haul spokeswoman Janet Cooper said. "That's a dramatic shift from three years ago."

The number of families moving to California has even shown a marked increase from 1993, when just four California cities were on the list.

Besides California, Texas and Florida had the most cities on the list. The top destination cities in Texas were Houston, Dallas, Ft. Worth, San Antonio and Austin, while Florida's were Orlando, Tampa, Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, Jacksonville and St. Petersburg.

Other states with several cities on the list included Arizona (Phoenix, Mesa and Tucson), North Carolina (Charlotte, Raleigh and Greensboro) and Virginia (Norfolk, Alexandria and Richmond).

"Our national moving trend report is an accurate reflection of the migratory patterns of the United States during the past year," said John Taylor, a U-Haul vice president. "Well over 1 million moves were considered when compiling this report, and nearly 40 percent of these moves occurred during the summer months."

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