Moving from Columbus, OH, to Dallas, TX
Heading Southwest from the Midwest
Located about 1,050 miles southwest of Columbus, Ohio, Dallas is the third-largest city in Texas, with a population of over 1.3 million, according to the 2020 U.S. Census. It’s a bit larger than Columbus (population 905,748), and the metropolitan area of Dallas, with its 7.5 million people, makes it the fourth largest in the nation and a big draw for new residents of the Lone Star State.
Experience warmer temperatures
By moving from Ohio to Texas, you can leave your heaviest winter gear behind. Columbus averages 22 inches of snow annually, but the yearly average is only one inch in Dallas. The weather is warmer year-round in Dallas. Annual temperatures in Dallas typically stay between 39 and 96 degrees, warmer than Columbus's average temperature range of 22 to 84 degrees.
Learning and working in D-Town
The Dallas-Ft. Worth area is well-equipped to educate your whole family. Over 350 public and 400 private schools serve grades K – 12. The site is also home to 18 colleges and universities, including UT Southwestern Medical Center, Texas Women’s University, Paul Quinn College, University of North Texas at Dallas and Dallas Baptist University.
The largest employers in the area are American Airlines, AT&T, Bank of America, Lockheed Martin and Texas Health Resources. State Farm and Toyota also have offices in North Texas.
Trading Buckeyes for Cowboys and Mavericks
If you enjoyed cheering on the Ohio Buckeyes (NCAA football and basketball teams) in Columbus, you’ll find exciting games from pro teams in Dallas. The Dallas Cowboys football team is considered one of the world's most valuable sports team franchises (worth about $4 billion). And the NBA team, the Dallas Mavericks, won their first championship in 2011.
Other pro teams in Dallas include:
- Texas Rangers (MLB)
- Dallas Stars (NHL)
- FC Dallas (MLS)
- Dallas Wings (WNBA)
Ready to move to Dallas? U-Pack can help
U-Pack® is a self-moving service where you save money by packing, loading and unloading, and then we transport your things. We have service centers near Columbus and Dallas and the experience to handle