Moving from Boston, MA to Austin, TX

Move to a different beat in Austin 

Fun, funky and vibrant, Austin, TX, is a magnet for people who want to be their most authentic and creative selves. Are you feeling the pull all the way from Boston, MA? Get a snapshot of what life in Texas offers and find out how moving long distance can be easier — and more affordable — than you may think. 

Leave your winter gear in Beantown 

Boston’s pleasant summer weather is great for getting out from late June to mid-September before the long, cold, snowy winter arrives. It’s a different story in Austin, where you’ll find much shorter and mild winters that rarely dip below the low 40s. That leaves most of the year for warmer temperatures — including frequent triple-digit days in the summer — and an average of 60 percent sunny days each year, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. 

Dig beneath Austin’s tie-dyed exterior 

Measuring up to Boston’s historical significance is a tall order for most American cities. After all, the Cradle of Liberty has been the scene of the most significant moments in the country’s foundation. But the hippie paradise of Austin has a fascinating history of its own. 

  • Archaeologists believe the Austin area was inhabited as early as 9,200 BCE 
  • Austin was initially named Waterloo when incorporated into the Republic of Texas in 1836 and later renamed in honor of the “Father of Texas,” Stephen F. Austin 
  • The city was chosen as the Capital of the Republic of Texas in 1839 
  • The Texas State Capitol was one of the largest buildings in the world when it was built in 1888 and is the largest capitol building in the U.S.  IBM
  • Austin is the last city in the world that uses moonlight towers, which are designed to light up the city at night 

That’s just scratching the surface. Create your checklist of these must-see Austin historical sites to soak up the city’s history and culture. 

Funny things are happening all over 

Boston has long been a hotbed of stand-up comedy, with notable performers like Steven Wright, Denis Leary, and Louis CK developing their skills in local clubs in the 1980s. But don’t worry — if you enjoy gathering with friends to catch a few laughs, Austin has you covered! 

The city has become one of the country’s blossoming spots for stand-up, hosting top comics year-round at places like the Capital City Comedy Club, The Velveeta Room, and Comedy Mothership. Improv and sketch comedy fans can watch talented performers work at numerous festivals throughout the year, including Austin Sketch Fest and the SXSW Comedy Festival. 

Let U-Pack help you relocate to the Lonestar State 

Planning and pulling off a 2,000-mile move from New England to central Texas can feel overwhelming. But with U-Pack® on your side, it’s a snap! We specialize in long-distance residential moves. And by blending DIY and full service, you save money and avoid the hassle of driving a large rental truck across the country.  

Sound appealing? Contact us today for details and a free, no-obligation quote. Or explore U-Pack service centers to learn more about our coverage area.