Moving from Albuquerque, NM, to Dallas, TX

ABQ to D-Town

So, is everything really bigger in Texas? We’re not sure, but we do know it’s the second-largest state in the U.S. — so it’s certainly larger in land mass than most states. And when it comes to moving to Dallas from Albuquerque, New Mexico, new residents can expect a larger city, with a population of 7.5 million in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, according to the 2020 U.S. Census. Compared to Albuquerque’s nearly 565,000 people, the Texas city of Dallas is significantly more populous. 

Get ready to say "howdy" to the humidity

Before spending your first summer in Texas, it’s a good idea to ensure that your air conditioners and fans are in good shape. While you can expect familiar year-round temperatures in Dallas, you’ll feel the heat of the summer differently than you did in New Mexico. Why? Well, it’s not the heat; it’s the humidity. Unlike the dry heat in Albuquerque, Dallas has hot, muggy summers. Winters are generally mild in Dallas, with an average low temperature of 39 degrees during the coldest month of January.

Will Dallas put a dent in your wallet?

While the cost of living in Dallas is higher than the national average, so is the average salary for residents, according to U.S. News and World Report. The demand for housing is high, but home values are better when compared to similarly sized metropolitan areas. The unemployment rate is lower than the national average, with the top job market areas being in defense, financial services and technology. 

Delightful fun all around 

Dallas has something for everyone, whether you prefer visiting an art museum, chowing down on some barbeque or cheering at a Dallas Cowboys football game. Here are some interesting places to check out: 

U-Pack can move you to Texas

We have service centers near Albuquerque and Dallas, and U-Pack® is ready to help with your out-of-state move. We’re a self-moving service, so you’ll handle the packing, loading and unloading, then we’ll take care of transporting your things to your new home. It’s that easy! Get a free online quote today or call us at 844-362-5303844-594-3077. We’re always happy to help!