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Odessa, TX

Odessa, TX


Information and tips for moving to Odessa, TX - Jackrabbit-Roping Capital of Texas
Located in Ector County, the city of Odessa is the principal city of the Odessa, Texas Metropolitan Statistical Area. Odessa has a population of almost 100,000 residents and covers a total area of 36.9 square miles. Odessa’s nickname, Jackrabbit-Roping Capital of Texas, comes from the city’s rabbit-roping rodeo that ran from 1932 to 1977.Odessa even holds the title for having the “World’s Largest Jack Rabbit,” an 8-foot tall fiberglass statue of a jack rabbit that is considered a historical landmark in the city.

Odessa’s Weather: Odessa has an average yearly temperature of 63 degrees Fahrenheit. In the summer, temperatures can get as high as 94 degrees Fahrenheit, and in the winter, temperatures can get as low as about 27 degrees Fahrenehit. Odessa’s average yearly precipitation is 13.1 inches. With fairly mild temperatures all year long and yearly precipitation on the low side, Odessa’s weather is very easy to adapt to each day.

Transportation of Odessa: Odessa is served by the transit system, EZRider. EZRider operates Monday-Friday from 6:10 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. and Saturday from 8:15 a.m. to 4:10 p.m. and costs $1.25 for adults to ride. Odessa also has access to Interstate 20, U.S. Highway 385 and Texas Highway 191. Additionally, Midland International Airport serves Odessa and is located halfway between Odessa and Midland and is only about twelve miles or a twenty minute drive away.

Education in Odessa: Odessa’s public schools are all a part of the Ector County Independent School District which includes several elementary and middle schools as well as three high schools. Additionally, Odessa has four Pre-K-6th grade private schools, one Pre-K-4th grade Montessori school, one first grade-11th grade private school and one Pre-K-12th grade private school.

For those seeking higher education, Odessa is home to the University of Texas of the Permian Basin which offers several bachelor’s degree programs as well as eleven master’s degree programs. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center - Permian Basin Campus is also located in Odessa and is composed of the School of Allied Health Sciences, the School of Medicine and the School of Nursing. Lastly, Odessa is also home to the two-year public college, Odessa College.

Recreation in Odessa: For a fun, educational activity, visit The Ellen Noel Art Museum of the Permian Basin in Odessa where you can browse and learn about the historical and contemporary art exhibits and even sign up for art education classes for both adults and children. Spend time on the campus of the University of Texas of the Permian Basin to visit the Presidential Museum and Leadership Library which is dedicated to the office of the Presidency with special displays about Presidents of the Republic of Texas. If you are in the mood to shop, the Music City Mall is where you want to be. At the Music City Mall, you can shop at all of your favorite retail stores, grab a quick bite to eat, see a movie or even ice skate at the indoor ice skating rink.

Making the Move to Odessa. So are you ready to start moving to Odessa? Whether your move is next week, or next year, you should start the process by getting a moving quote from U-Pack. U-Pack is a great moving option for moving to Odessa. Wanna know why?

U-Pack is a self-move option – it works like this:

We bring you a moving trailer or moving container, right to your door. You pack and load it with your belongings, or we can arrange for moving help if you need it. Then we do the driving! You are free to travel to Odessa your way. You won’t have to worry about navigating to Odessa in a rental truck. No paying for fuel. We take care of that step. We bring your stuff right to your door in Odessa, and you unload. U-Pack makes moving simple. I mean, the driving is the step we all dread, right? No bulky, uncomfortable moving truck with U-Pack.

Easy AND affordable. 78% of U-Pack customers chose to move with U-Pack because of the price. Want to know how much moving with U-Pack costs? Get a free moving quote! Your quote is all inclusive – there are no extra costs, and no deposit required.

Have questions? Want to discuss your move in detail? Call one of our moving specialists at 1-800-240-7422 for more information. We look forward to helping you move to Odessa!

Useful Links - Moving to Odessa
Official City Website
Chamber of Commerce
Convention and Visitors Bureau
Midland-Odessa DMV
Voter Registration

Station Address:
Address: 520 N Dixie Blvd
Odessa, TX 79761
United States
Mailing Address: P O Box 552
Odessa, TX 79760
United States
Phone Numbers:
Customer Service: (432) 332-9431
Fax: (432) 332-0139

If we are not able to provide door-to-door delivery to your city near Odessa, TX, you can save money by loading or unloading at the service center conveniently located in Odessa, TX. If you have questions about serviceability to your location, please call us at 800-240-7422, and a U-Pack Moving Consultant will gladly help.

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