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Lubbock, TX

Lubbock, TX

Moving to Lubbock, Texas

Located in the heart of West Texas, Lubbock is only 60 miles east of New Mexico and 120 miles south of Amarillo. The city, named after Confederate Soldier Thomas S. Lubbock, was founded in 1890 when Old Lubbock and Monterey joined together. It was officially incorporated into Texas on March 16, 1909. More than 100 years later, Lubbock has a population reaching over 280,000 people and is the 11th largest city in Texas . Nicknamed “Hub City” for its central role in the region’s economy, education and healthcare systems, the city offers plenty of business and learning opportunities for Lubbockites to experience.

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What makes Lubbock a great city to move to?

Weather

Lubbock has a semiarid climate with warm summers and cold winters. There are typically 263 days of sunshine per year and relatively low humidity — making the area great for fun outdoor activities! While Lubbock normally has fair weather, the city is known for thunderstorms, flooding, dust storms and ice storms during certain seasons. If you’re moving to Lubbock, Texas it’s a good idea to brush up on some safety tips so you’re ready if dangerous weather strikes.

Food

Whether you’re a local, a newcomer or just a visitor, there’s something delicious to satisfy every palette. Choose from a variety of cuisines like steak, Mexican, Cajun, BBQ, Thai, Japanese, Vietnamese, Italian, Indian and southern cooking. A few hometown favorites are:

  • Manna Bread & Wine
  • Spanky’s
  • Tom & Bingo’s
  • Double Nickel Steak House
  • Las Brisas Steakhouse
  • The Funky Door Wine & Bistro

Wineries

The area’s temperate weather and wide-open countryside gives Lubbock bragging rights on producing 80 percent of wine grapes for the region. Visit Llano Estacado Winery, CapRock Winery, McPherson Cellars, La Diosa Cellars or Pheasant Ridge Winery for savory tastings and vineyard tours.

Arts and culture

Great for date nights or family-fun, Lubbock offers a variety of museums and performing art centers displaying locally and nationally renowned art.  Learn the history of ranching at the National Ranching Heritage Center or relive World War II at the Silent Wings Museum. Check out The Buddy Holly Center — a historical site preserving the legacy of Lubbock’s very own rock-and-roll legend. Watch live concerts, musicals and plays at the Cactus Theater. Other notable museums and performing art centers include:

  • Texas Tech University Museum
  • The Science Spectrum and OMNI Theater
  • American Wind Power Center and Museum
  • American Museum of Agriculture
  • Bayer Museum of Agriculture
  • The Caviel Museum of African American History
  • Maedgen Theatre

Outdoor attractions

The comfortable year-round weather contributes to a variety of outside events. Lubbock has more than 75 city parks where people can enjoy birding, golfing, fishing, boating, mountain biking and skating. Enjoy a weekend on the water at Buffalo Spring Lake, Lake Alan Henry or Llano Estacado Lake/Buddy Holly Recreation Area. Ride on an old-fashioned carousel built in the early 1900s at family-owned Joyland Amusement Park. You can relax on a blanket or in the bed of a truck and view a movie at the Stars and Stripes Drive-In. The outdoor opportunities in Lubbock are endless.

Sports

Sports fans can cheer on the Texas Tech Red Raiders who have an overall bowl record of 14 wins. If you’d rather join the fun, sign up to play on a city-wide team. Lubbock offers softball, kick ball, baseball, flag football, basketball and volleyball adult recreational teams.

Education

The region educates more than 46,000 students in eight independent school districts and three charter schools. Lubbock Independent School District (LISD) is the largest, serving a diverse population of more than 29,000 students on 51 campuses. From 2008 to 2011, Lubbock High was ranked as one of the top schools in the U.S. for its unique International Baccalaureate Program. There are also eight private schools in the area. For those interested in higher education, there are a variety of choices. Texas Tech University (TTU) educates over 35,000 undergraduates and graduates annually. Other colleges and universities include Texas Tech Health Sciences Center, Wayland Baptist University, Lubbock Christian University and South Plains College.    

Employment

As of April 2015, the unemployment rate in Lubbock was 2.9 percent while the state of Texas was 4.2 percent. It was ranked as the 12th best place to start a small business by CNNMoney in 2009. Besides being the leading cotton producer in the state, Lubbock also has top industries in manufacturing, agriculture, wholesale, retail trade, government, education and healthcare. Education and healthcare make up 25 percent of Lubbock’s total employment. Top employers include TTU, Covenant Health, University Medical Center, LISD, City of Lubbock, Tyco, UniFirst, Warren Equipment and XFab.

Cost of living

The cost of living in Lubbock is 4.7 percent below the national average. According to the 2015 annual report from The Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER), Lubbock is ranked 18th nationally out of 308 urban areas with a low cost of utilities. Median household incomes are $49,542, median home prices are $138,800 and there are no state income taxes. Residents benefit from a higher standard of living at a lower cost.

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Moving to Lubbock with U-Pack®

If you’re moving to Lubbock, try U-Pack! We’re a “you pack, we drive” moving service that drives your belongings cross country so you don’t have to. Here’s how moving with U-Pack works:

  • We deliver an empty trailer or ReloCube®to your home
  • You load your belongings
  • We drive to your new home (estimated time of 2-5 business days)
  • You unload and we pick up the empty equipment

It’s easy and inexpensive! Get a free online moving quote or call a U-Pack consultant at [phone:number] to see how much your move to Lubbock will cost.

Station Address:
Address: 402 E 14Th St
Lubbock, TX 79403
United States
Phone Numbers:
Customer Service: (806) 763-3925
Fax: (806) 741-1439

If we are not able to provide door-to-door delivery to your city near Lubbock, TX, you can save money by loading or unloading at the service center conveniently located in Lubbock, 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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