Moving from Baton Rouge, LA, to Dallas, TX

Moving north (but not too far)

Moving north might seem daunting if you love living in the Deep South capital city of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. But have no fear! While you’re technically moving north to get to Dallas, Texas, just over 400 miles away, there’s still plenty of southern charm. Dallas has 1.3 million residents and a population of 7.5 million in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, according to the 2020 U.S. Census. It’s much larger than Baton Rouge’s metro population of 870,569 people, and you’ll find plenty of things to keep you busy as you adjust to your new home.

Expect similar temperatures

You can expect hot and muggy summers in Dallas just like you had in Baton Rouge, despite the city being farther away from the Louisiana Bayous. Winters are typically mild in Dallas, with average low temperatures just below 40 degrees during the coldest month of January, while Baton Rouge temperatures are generally just above that during the cold season. You will notice a decrease in annual rainfall, with Dallas averaging about 39 inches compared to Baton Rouge’s average of 63 inches.

Welcome to Fabulous Dallas!

The cost of living in Dallas is higher than the national average, unlike Baton Rouge, but you’ll likely take home more of your pay since Texas does not have a state income tax. According to U.S. News and World Report, the top job markets in Dallas are defense, financial services and technology, with the largest employers being American Airlines, AT&T, Bank of America, Lockheed Martin and Texas Health Resources.

Explore Dallas art

The Dallas Arts District is a walkable downtown area encompassing 20 square blocks (68 acres), making it the largest in the country. From performing to visual arts, you’ll likely find something to pique your interest. The area also has numerous restaurants and bars to satisfy your appetite.

Are the arts not for you? Don’t worry! Other things to enjoy in the city include sports at the AT&T Stadium (Home of the Dallas Cowboys), nature at the Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Garden and the Dallas World Aquarium or history at The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

U-Pack can move you to D-Town

U-Pack® is ready to help with your out-of-state move with our service centers near Baton Rouge and Dallas. We’re a DIY moving service with over 25 years of experience. Our services are simple: you take care of the packing, loading and unloading, then we’ll transport your things to your new home. Get your free online quote today or call 844-362-5303844-594-3077 to speak to a moving consultant. We’re available to help!