Moving from Boston, MA, to Houston, TX

Find some breathing room in Houston

When moving from Boston, Massachusetts, to Houston, Texas, you’re moving from a big city to an even bigger one. According to the 2020 U.S. Census, Boston’s population is nearly 676,000 within the city limits, compared to Houston’s 2.3 million residents.  

Despite the vastly different numbers, you might notice more breathing room in Houston than you had in Boston due to its lower population density. Keep reading to learn what else lies ahead after moving 1,872 miles. 

Get ready for a Houston heatwave

The weather is a lot warmer in Houston than what you’re used to in Boston. New England mild summer temps and snowy winters are in the past. Snow is extremely rare in Houston (compared to an average of 48 inches per year in Boston), but the city does get around 53 inches of rain per year, a few inches more than Boston.  

Average annual temperatures typically stay between 43 and 93 degrees, but summer temps can sometimes exceed 100 degrees. 

Enjoy the green in Houston

The cost of living in Houston is lower than in Boston, plus the state of Texas does not charge income tax, so things might feel a bit greener in your wallet. Despite its large urban area, Houston places a huge emphasis on green outdoor space.  

You’ll find Buffalo Bayou Park, Hermann Park and many other places for biking, walking and other outdoor recreation. Due to its proximity to the Gulf of Mexico, Houston is also great for hanging out on the beach or enjoying water sports. 

Embrace the city’s culture

The lifestyle in Houston moves a bit slower than in Boston, giving you plenty of time to experience all the city has to offer. From Tex-Mex to authentic Texas BBQ to international offerings, you can find something to satisfy any craving in one of Houston’s many restaurants. 

Houston is also a hotspot for museums, with 19 within a 1.5-mile radius, including the Museum of Fine Arts and the Houston Museum of Natural Science. You might also check out the annual Bayou City Art Festival, which showcases local and international artists and has food and activities for people of all ages. 

U-Pack can help you get to the Lone Star State

With service centers near Boston and Houston, U-Pack® can help make your move affordable and stress-free. We’re a self-moving service where you do the packing, loading and unloading, and we handle all the driving. Get your free online quote today or give us a call at 844-362-5303844-594-3077.