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Dallas, TX

Dallas, TX

Moving to Dallas, Texas

Dallas is the ninth-largest city in the U.S., the third-largest in Texas after Houston and San Antonio and makes up one-fifth of the much larger urbanized area, the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) metroplex. This city, otherwise known as “The Big D,” is inhabited by friendly locals with southern Texas twang. Despite its wild-west image, the rural life of this Texas city is a thing of the past. Known for its shopping, sports, big hair and history, there’s an overwhelming sense of pride in being a Dallasite.

 

Moving to Dallas provides you with endless fun!

 

Things to know if you’re moving to Dallas

Weather

Dallas weather is known for being hot and humid. During the springtime, the cool air from Canada collides with the warm, humid air from the Gulf coast, producing severe thunderstorms with hail and occasional tornadoes. Summertime temperatures easily reach the triple digits, making heat waves a prominent warning for the whole season. Winters usually see mild daytime highs in the mid 60s, but freezing rain and snow is possible. During these occasions, locals enjoy a snow day — slick roads in Dallas are nothing to mess around with!

Food

Known for BBQ, authentic Mexican and Tex-Mex cuisine, Dallas has more restaurants per capita than New York City. If you’re looking for a true local experience, eat at one of the many popular food trucks: CoolHaus, Easy Slider, Jack’s ChowHand or Salsa limon. Dallas also doesn’t disappoint when it comes to diversity. Indulge in Indian, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, African, Taiwanese and Persian cuisines to give your taste buds a treat. If you’re overwhelmed by the choices, eat at one of Dallas’ top five restaurants:  

Shopping

Shopaholics love what Dallas has to offer. From luxurious uptown shops to sprawling suburban malls, the Dallas area has more than enough shopping to satisfy your addiction. Three of the most popular shopping sites are the Galleria, NorthPark Center and Highland Park Village. All three of these well-known retail centers provide the ultimate shopping experience with hundreds of high-end designer favorites. If you’re looking for something a little more native to Texas, check out Wild Bill’s Western Store located in the West End Marketplace.

Art

Home to one of the largest art museums in America, the Dallas Museum of Art, the city of Dallas is a great place to immerse yourself in culture. If you’re interested in modern and contemporary art, the Nasher Sculpture Center houses some of the finest collections in a 55,000 square-foot space enclosed completely by glass. The African American Museum is the only one of its kind in the Southwest and provides an exceptional cultural experience. Or visit The Museum of Biblical Art and find inspiration in more than 2,500 works by artists like Andy Warhol, John Singer Sargent and Marc Chagall.

Kid-friendly attractions

Moving to Dallas with children is a wonderful opportunity to explore some of the city’s top attractions:

  • Perot Museum of Nature & Science
  • The George W. Bush Presidential Library & Museum
  • Dallas Arboretum
  • Dallas Zoo
  • Dallas World Aquarium
  • Six Flags Hurricane Harbor
  • Zero Gravity Amusement Park
  • National Scouting Museum (official museum of the Boy Scouts of America)

Outdoor Life

If you’re someone who enjoys outside adventures, Dallas provides plenty of opportunities. White Rock Lake is a great location for hiking, biking, picnicking and kayaking. Admire Dallas’ natural beauty by visiting the Katy Trail, a historic trail built on an old railroad line. In the heart of Downtown Dallas, the Belo Garden is an outdoor attraction you won’t want to miss. Covering 1.7 acres, this garden is filled with beautiful plants and trees and is a serene getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Sports

Home to the NFL Cowboys, Dallas also cheers proudly for its many other pro sports teams. The American Airlines Center is Dallas’ premier sports and entertainment area and is also the location of the NHL Dallas Stars and the NBA Dallas Mavericks. Snack on some peanuts and crackerjacks at the Globe Life Park in Arlington, home of the MLB Texas Rangers. Or drive twenty minutes from downtown and watch FC Dallas, an American professional soccer club at the Toyota Stadium which will become home to the Soccer Hall of Fame in 2018.

Dogs of Dallas

Moving to Dallas with your furry best friend? Dallas is a very canine-friendly city and offers many dog-friendly restaurants and shops:

  • Bark Park Central
  • North Bark Park
  • Mutt’s Canine Cantina
  • The Pooch Patio
  • Lucca Bella Doggie Spa
  • Tails of the City

Landmarks

Being a huge metropolis and the main commercial hub for the region, Dallas lacks natural landmarks. But what nature failed to provide, Dallasites created for themselves in the many structural landmarks recognized all over the city. Dallas is home of the annual State Fair of Texas. You can’t miss the mascot, “Big Tex” standing at 55’. One of the more emotional landmarks is the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza where you can learn about the events leading up to President JFK’s assassination. Other significant landmarks include:

  • Dallas Cattle Drive Sculptures
  • Reunion Tower
  • Pioneer Plaza
  • The Pegasus

Education

Dallas offers a variety of schools in the area: public, public charter, private and parochial. The Dallas Independent School District (DISD) is the largest with 228 schools educating more than 160,000 students and is a nationally recognized magnet program. Other school districts include: Uplift Education (29 schools), Texans Can Academies (11 schools), Highland Park ISD (8 schools) and Uplift Peak Preparatory (7 schools). As of 2013, Dallas has a graduation rate of 84 percent. Higher education is also important to Dallasites. The city offers top universities and colleges such as the University of North Texas, the University of Texas at Dallas, the University of Texas at Arlington and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center which is among the nation’s best in biology and biochemistry research.

Employment

Dallas is the headquarters for major companies like ExxonMobil Corp., Texas Instruments, AT&T, American Airlines Inc., JCPenny Corp. Inc., Kimberly-Clark Corp. and Flour Corp. Twenty-one DFW companies made the Fortune 500 list and 41 companies made the Fortune 1000 list. Because Dallas is the largest urban center of the fourth-most-populous metro area in America, you’ll find many jobs in fields of high-tech industries, telecommunications, logistics and finance.

Cost of Living

This city provides one of the most affordable regions in the country. You can easily enjoy a higher standard of living with consistently lower costs for housing, groceries, transportation and health care. The cost of housing is 22 percent lower than the national average with a median home price of $207,000.

Dallas Driving

The DFW area has one of the world’s most extensive urban freeway systems. With construction and add-ons constantly underway, the expansion of this north Texan region will make it among the most economically successful regions in the United States. However, if you’re bad with directions, this puzzle of weaving and intersecting highways, interstates and tolls can be daunting and intimidating. The best thing to do is become familiar with the most traveled roads (more than likely they’ll get you where you need to be):

  • I-635 (Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway)
  • I-35E (South R.L. Thornton Freeway)
  • I-35 (Stemmons Freeway)
  • Highway 75 North Central Expressway

If the thought of driving around Dallas makes you nervous, don’t worry! The city provides a great public transit system. The Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) is the nation’s fastest-growing network of light rail and bus services.  DART easily gets you around Dallas and twelve surrounding cities, transporting more than 220,000 passengers per day. It also connects to the DFW Airport and the Trinity Rail Express, a commuter train that transports people from downtown Dallas to Fort Worth.

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Moving to Dallas with U-Pack®

If you’re moving to Dallas, let U-Pack help! We’re a “you pack, we drive” moving service. Here’s how moving with U-Pack works:

  • U-Pack delivers an empty moving trailer or ReloCube® to your home
  • You load your belongings
  • We drive to your new destination (estimated transit time of 2-5 business days)
  • You unload

Let us help make your move to Dallas easy and quick! To figure out the cost of your move, get a free online quote or call a representative at 877-453-7274.

Station Address:
Address: 4242 Irving Blvd
Dallas, TX 75247
United States
Phone Numbers:
Customer Service: (214) 688-0448
Fax: (214) 689-3809

If we are not able to provide door-to-door delivery to your city near Dallas, TX, you can save money by loading or unloading at the service center conveniently located in Dallas, 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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AIKEN, TXALLEN, TXALMA, TX
ALVORD, TXANGUS, TXANNONA, TX
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DE BERRY, TXDE KALB, TXDENNIS, TX
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Upcoming Holidays Observed:
Service may be curtailed. Contact local service center for details.
Thursday, 11/22/2018
Friday, 11/23/2018
Monday, 12/24/2018
Tuesday, 12/25/2018
Tuesday, 1/1/2019