Life in The Lone Star State is anything but lonely! As the second most populous state in the country, Texas has a diverse population booming with life.
According to United Van Lines’ Annual Movers Study, Texas has been experiencing inbound traffic of 54% over the past few years.
Will the great state of Texas be your next home? We’ve compiled moving tips and advice to make the move a stress-free process. Whether you’re thinking of living in Texas’ major cities, or a smaller community, learn more about preparing for your move.
Why Are People Moving to Texas?
In 2020, Texas was one of the top states for new residents who cited a job as the reason for their move. 53% of inbound traffic was job-related, ranking Texas among the top 10 states nationally for employee relocation. Other new residents moved for family (26%), retirement (13%), and lifestyle reasons (10%).
Age ranges of 55-64 and 65 or older were the most common groups moving to Texas. These groups commonly move for job, family, and retirement-related reasons.
Jobs and Working in Texas
People move to Texas for a variety of reasons, but jobs are the number one factor in relocation according to the 2020 Movers Study.
Some believe that Austin, Texas is in line to be the next Silicon Valley due to its relatively low cost of living. Some of the most recognizable companies moving to or expanding in Austin, TX include Google, Oracle, and Tesla. Texas also is home to many large companies, including ExxonMobil, McKesson, and AT&T.
With Texas also known as the “Black Gold” state, the oil and gas industry continues to be a popular source of employment in the state.
If you’re wanting to live in Austin, Dallas, or anywhere else in Texas, the job market appears to be growing.
Weathering the Move to Texas
There is an old saying: “Texas has four seasons: drought, flood, blizzard, and twister.” This isn’t 100% accurate, but in parts of the state, it can be.
Due to the size of the state, weather in Texas can vary by region. However, for the most part, Texas has mild winters and hot, humid summers.
Springtime in Texas brings more mild temperatures but is also thunderstorm season for the majority of the state. The fall has some of the most beautiful weather, but also brings the possibility of a hurricane if you move to a coastal region near the Gulf of Mexico. While winters are usually mild, 2020 brought a colder, more severe season to the northern and central regions of the state. This led to dangerous power outages, though this was a highly unusual event.
Regardless of the time of year you plan to move to Texas, it is always important to keep the weather in mind so you can be prepared for what might come your way. Browse United Van Lines’ tips and tricks for how to pack like a pro.
Where Are You Moving From?
No matter where you currently live, United Van Lines is here to help your move. If you’re moving from California to Texas, moving from Florida to Texas, or from any other state, our movers are ready to assist. From packing, providing storage, to moving day itself, we can help, no matter the distance.
If you’re moving within the state, we can help there too. Our local movers in Texas perform services under their own businesses’ independent authorities and names.
Ready to Move to Texas?
Ready to start planning your move to Texas with a professional moving company? United Van Lines has a variety of services and different moving plans that work best for you.
United Van Lines makes it easy to coordinate your move to Texas and stay organized along the way. The MyUnited Move Portal personalizes and streamlines your moving experience. Use customized tools to keep track of all major moving milestones, organize contacts, and book your move online. Get started today with the expert movers at United Van Lines.