Moving from Dallas, TX to Milwaukee, WI

Moving from Dallas, Texas to Milwaukee, Wisconsin

While Dallas boasts a hefty city population of approximately 1,197,816, the city of Milwaukee weighs in with an impressive 594,833 residents. Milwaukee is the largest city in Wisconsin, the county seat of Milwaukee County, and the regional center of the Greater Milwaukee Area, a seven-county conglomerate with an estimated population of 2,014,032. Located on the southwestern shore of Lake Michigan, Milwaukee is known for its reputation in brewing traditions (nicknamed “Beertown”). Several major new additions brought to the city include the Milwaukee Riverwalk, Miller Park, the Delta Center, Pier Wisconsin, and a plethora of skyscrapers, condos, and apartments built in new lakefront neighborhoods. All of this and more can be yours once you move to Milwaukee!

Driving from Dallas to Milwaukee:

The distance between Dallas and Milwaukee is approximately 1,002 miles, which would take close to 15 hours to make the drive without stops. You’ll pass by several cities along the way as you travel through four states, including Springfield, MO, St. Louis, MO, and Chicago, IL! While stopping in Springfield, you might want to visit Outdoor World, the largest Bass Pro Shops in the country! Then, in St. Louis, you could travel to the top of the Gateway Arch! From there continue on to Chicago where you’ll find Shedd Aquarium, Navy Pier, Willis Tower, the Lincoln Park Zoo, the Adler Planetarium, and more before arriving in Milwaukee!   

The weather in Milwaukee

Dallas’ humid subtropical climate can’t match the humid continental climate of Milwaukee, featuring cold, windy, snowy winters and extremely warm, humid summers. Average high temperatures during the summer months in Milwaukee only go as high as the lower 80s to upper 70s. Winter averages range from lower 30s to mid-10s temperatures. Yearly precipitation in Milwaukee totals an average of 34.76 inches, which is slightly lower than your total for Dallas (37.55). You can expect 46.9 inches of snow in a year from your new life in Milwaukee, of course meaning you can say hello to a guaranteed White Christmas every year, unlike in Dallas.

Transportation in Milwaukee

Many highways and interstates make traveling around Dallas easy; in Milwaukee there are two of Wisconsin’s Interstate highways that intersect—Interstates 94 and 43. Interstate 94 runs west from Chicago to Madison, while Interstate 43 runs north to Green Bay. Interstate 894 bypasses downtown and leads directly into the southern suburbs. Public transportation in Milwaukee includes intercity rail via the Milwaukee Intermodal Station and commuter transit in the form of the Badger Bus, located downtown. Milwaukee is home to two airports: General Mitchell International and Timmerman Field. Mitchell is among the fastest growing airports worldwide and sees 240+ daily departures.

Education in Milwaukee

Dallas serves as a center of education for much of the south central United States with a huge selection of schools in and around the city, and Milwaukee shines in comparison! While the Dallas Independent School District serves approx. 161,000 students, Milwaukee Public Schools has an enrollment of 89,912 and is the largest district in the state. Milwaukee Public Schools consist of 41 K-8 schools, 132 elementary schools, 14 middle schools, and 36 high schools and specialty schools for a total of 223 public schools! Milwaukee provides several area universities and colleges to its residents, including Alverno College, the University of Wisconsin, Herzing University, Cardinal Stritch University, and more!

Food and fun in Milwaukee

When moving from Dallas to Milwaukee, you’ll have to consider finding fun new places to eat and have fun. Of course, Milwaukee has you covered! The Milwaukee Art Museum, Pabst Theater, Discovery World, Southridge Mall, Milwaukee County Zoo, and The Rave/Eagles Club are among the best things you can see in Milwaukee!

Blue’s Egg has the people of Milwaukee talking about brunch—try the Monkey Bread or Blue’s Eggs Benedict! For cozy Italiano with great bear & olive tapenade, try Nessun Dorma. Le Reve Patisserie & Café acts as the best French Bakery in suburbia, with loads of crepes and charm. Find Serbian cuisine at Three Brothers & try the cheese burek or roasted lamb!

You won’t regret moving from Dallas to Milwaukee, the “The City of Festivals”! Learn more about how U-Pack can help you complete your move with our easy, affordable DIY moving service. We have a nationwide coverage area, including service centers near both The Big D and The Mill.  Get a free moving quote to learn more about how we can help you move.