Moving from Dallas, TX to Philadelphia, PA

Moving from Dallas, Texas to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

If you’re moving from Dallas to Philadelphia, you’ll be moving from the ninth most populous city in the country that has a population over 1.1 million to the fifth most populous city in the country that has a population over 1.5 million. Although Philadelphia’s population is a decent amount bigger than Dallas’s, you shouldn’t have a hard time getting used to the difference! You’re also sure to enjoy the rich history, great opportunities, and many fun things that Philadelphia has to offer!

Traveling from Dallas to Philadelphia:

If you choose to drive when moving from Dallas to Philadelphia, make sure to prepare for a very long trip. Since Philadelphia is more than 1,400 miles from Dallas, it takes about 24 hours to drive there. Of course, you’ll probably want to stop along the way, and you’ll be passing by several great cities such as Nashville, TN and Baltimore, MD where you can rest and maybe even do a little exploring! Be sure to see the Grand Ole Opry and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, and the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore and the Baltimore Museum of Art! After that, it won’t be long before you make it to Philadelphia!

Philadelphia’s Weather

Because these two cities are so far from each other, moving from Dallas to Philadelphia means that you’ll be living in a very different climate. While Dallas experiences very hot, humid summers and cool, mild winters, Philadelphia experiences warm, humid summers and cold, somewhat snowy winters. Philadelphia’s average summer highs are usually in the mid-80s while average winter lows are usually in the high 20s. Additionally, Philadelphia receives about 41.5 inches of precipitation and 22.8 inches of snow annually.

Philadelphia’s Transportation

Whether you choose to drive or take public transportation when moving from Dallas to Philadelphia, it should be very easy for you. Similar to Dallas Area Rapid Transit, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) provides several buses, subway, elevated rail, commuter rail, light rail and electric trolley bus to Philadelphia and nearby areas! However, if you’d prefer to drive, Philadelphia is connected to several Interstates, Expressways and U.S. Routes that make driving anywhere very easy!

Philadelphia’s Schools

Whether you’re looking for public, private or higher education, you’ll find great schools in Philadelphia! If you’re moving from Dallas to Philadelphia with children who go to public school, they’ll be moving from a school district that has an enrollment of more than 157,000 students to one that has an enrollment of more than 146,000 students. So, your children should have no problem getting used to Philadelphia’s schools! Philadelphia is also home to several top parochial and private schools as well as great colleges and universities such as the University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University and Temple University among many others!

Philadelphia’s Recreation

Don’t worry about missing out on your favorite things to do when moving from Dallas to Philadelphia because Philadelphia is full of fun for everyone! Sports enthusiasts will certainly love catching a game whether it’s baseball with the Philadelphia Phillies, football with the Philadelphia Eagles, hockey with the Philadelphia Flyers or basketball with the Philadelphia 76ers!

If you love learning about the history of our country, you should definitely check out Independence National Historical Park, Independence Hall where our Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence, and the Liberty Bell! Also, be sure to visit the many great museums in the city including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Franklin Institute, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Academy of Natural Sciences and the Rodin Museum!

For some family fun, definitely check out the Philadelphia Zoo, which was the first zoo of the United States! You’re sure to love having so many fun things to do in Philadelphia!

Don’t hesitate! Move on up to the “City of Brotherly Love”! We think you’re going to love moving from Dallas to Philadelphia! Let U-Pack help you get there. Get a free moving quote online or by phone to compare rates.

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