It’s no secret that there are thousands of car enthusiasts across the country. Many car enthusiasts, like myself, aspire to collect at least a modest collection of notable automobiles.
It’s true that not all of us can achieve the car collection of our dreams. But there are a few select cities where you are more likely to find America’s hidden horsepower than others.
Here’s the deal, WikiLawn, a lawn care company wanted to know which cities top the list when it comes to car enthusiasts. So, they drummed up some US Census data and found out which cities have the highest number of households owning 3 cars or more.
And the results are quite interesting.
In fact, did you know that there 4 cities in the United States where one in four households own 3 cars or more?
That’s a lot of horsepower!
So which city tops the list? Let’s take a look!
5. Nashville, TN
Occupied housing units: 691,266
Occupied housing units with 3+ vehicles: 164,594
% of occupied housing units with 3+ vehicles: 23.81%
Nashville has long been known for its country music; however, car enthusiasts know a different sound that comes from Nashville. That sound is the revving of high horsepower machines. Coming in at number 5 of most revved-up metro areas in the US comes Nashville, Tennessee. With over 160,000 residents owning at least 3 cars. Car fanatics makeup just over 23% of all of Nashville’s residents.
4. Salt Lake City, UT
Occupied housing units: 382,620
Occupied housing units with 3+ vehicles: 98,057
% of occupied housing units with 3+ vehicles: 25.63%
Located deep in the heart of the mid-west, is a city whose motors can be heard as far away as Vegas I am told. Salt Lake City is in at number four when it comes to automobile ownership. Salt Lake City is also one of four cities on this list in which 1 in 4 households have more than three cars. With lots of racing activities and access to the wide-open spaces in the mid-west, it comes as no surprise that Salt Lake City is one of the top 5 revved up cities in America.
3. Richmond, VA
Occupied housing units: 479,256
Occupied housing units with 3+ vehicles: 123,195
% of occupied housing units with 3+ vehicles: 25.71%
Home of the Richmond Raceway and well over 300,000 automobiles, Richmond is more than the state capital of Virginia, it’s a hub for car enthusiasts. If you want to find some of the hidden gems parked in the garages of Richmond, VA, why not check out Cars and Coffee, a bi-monthly gathering of all the top car enthusiasts in Richmond.
2. San Jose, CA
Occupied housing units: 647,891
Occupied housing units with 3+ vehicles: 174,268
% of occupied housing units with 3+ vehicles: 26.90%
California makes this list a number of times, and this perhaps comes as no surprise. California is loaded with automobiles. In fact, according to a 2004 New York Times article, California is noted as the number one state when it comes to car ownership. Surprisingly, there are nearly as many cars as people in California, maybe that’s why the traffic is so bad!
1. Riverside-San Bernardino, CA
Occupied housing units: 1,335,366
Occupied housing units with 3+ vehicles: 378,794
% of occupied housing units with 3+ vehicles: 28.37%
In at number one according to WikiLawn’s research is Riverside-San Bernardino, CA. Now, this place is revved up! With a whopping 378,000 households owning at least three cars, it leaves one to wonder just what kind of horsepower is hiding in San Bernadino’s city limits.
Whether you are an avid car collector, or simply like to admire amazing cars. You would likely feel at home in any of these 5 cities.
It gets better however, there are actually 12 cities which made the list of revved up cities. Including Virginia Beach, Los Angeles, and Denver Colorado. If you want to check out the whole list compiled by WikiLawn’s research, check out The 12 Metro Areas That Are the Most Revved Up About Cars.