Moving from Austin, TX to New York, NY

Planning a cross-country move from Austin to New York City

Comparatively, Austin and New York City have a lot of similarities. They are both considered to be centers for arts, culture and music, and they both have great food — meaning there’s lots to see and do in both places. While they do share these similarities, there are some differences, as well. If you’re planning a move from the Texas capital city to the Big Apple, learn what you can expect from your move and see how U-Pack can help you with your move. 

Is it easy to get around in New York City?

Unlike in Austin, if you live in or visit New York, chances are you’ll take public transportation to get around. There are plenty of public transit options, too. From ride sharing programs, to cabs, busses, subways and ferries, you can go pretty much anywhere you want within the city by taking public transit. And while most New Yorkers don’t own vehicles, many use bicycles to get around and the city has plenty of bike paths and biking programs for New Yorkers to use. If you do bring your vehicle with you from Austin to New York City, be aware that you must register it in the city in order to qualify for parking exemptions. 

What are the entertainment options in New York City?

Austin is a cultural center in the South, with loads of music festivals and opportunities to see music virtually anywhere. It’s because of that that the city is considered the “Live Music Capital of the World.” Austin also has art museums, places for outdoor recreation and opportunities for watching live sporting events. But New York City also has plenty of those options, and then some. There are parks all over the city, an abundance of music and comedy venues, a plethora of Broadway shows and live sporting events, as well as many art galleries and museums. Essentially, New York offers something for nearly everyone.  

What are the food options in the Big Apple?

Austin is also known for its unique food scene, but you won’t be short of food options when you move to New York. If you’ve expanded your food palette in Austin, get ready for your food experience in New York City! The city is home to thousands of restaurants and features cuisines from all over the world. Many New York neighborhoods like China Town or Little Italy have restaurants catered to their cuisine. It’s a great place to try new things!

How are schools?

Whether you’re moving for school or have school-aged children, if you’re looking for good education, you’re in the right place. Just like in Austin, NYC has good schools. New York City is home to a number of public and private institutions for higher learning. There are also lots of options for primary and secondary education, as well, as New York City is home to the largest public school system in the world. The New York City Department of Education provides facilities for more than 1.1 million students across the city’s five boroughs. In addition to public schools, there are a number of private and charter schools, as well, so you’ll have plenty of choices. 

Move from Austin to New York City with U-Pack®

U-Pack offers nationwide coverage, which makes moving from Austin to NYC easy. With our “you pack, we drive” service, all you have to do is pack and load, and we’ll handle all the driving! See how much a move to New York City will cost with a free online quote, or call us at 844-362-5303844-594-3077.