Moving from Detroit, MI to Fort Worth, TX

From the Motor City to Cowtown

Driving (or flying) out of Detroit, Michigan, to head south for Fort Worth, Texas? While “the Motor City” of Detroit is the largest city in Michigan with its population of just under 640,000, Fort Worth or “Cowtown” is only the 5th-largest in Texas with nearly 919,000 residents according to the U.S. 2020 Census. Get ready for more people and a different way of life in Texas.

Where the West begins

With its motto of “Where the West begins,” Fort Worth is known for Western culture. The city hosts the world’s only twice-daily cattle drive, and you may also want to check out Billy Bob’s Texas, the largest honky-tonk in the world. And don’t miss Mule Alley, a market street within the Stockyards Historic District that features restored horse and mule barns, shops, restaurants, entertainment venues and a 4-star rustic hotel. 

If cowboy life isn’t for you, don’t worry! Fort Worth also has plenty to offer with other attractions like: 

Expect milder winters and hotter summers in Fort Worth

If you’re tired of bitterly cold winters in Detroit, you’ll be pleased to know that the coldest temperature in Fort Worth rarely drops below 25 degrees and typically stays at 37 degrees or above during the coldest season. Fort Worth’s hot summers can get as high as 102 degrees, so you’ll want plenty of protection from the sun if you love spending time outdoors.

Fort Worth job market

The unemployment rate in Fort Worth is lower than the national average. According to U.S. News and World Report, the top industries are: 

  • Manufacturing 
  • oil and gas 
  • aviation and aerospace 

The area’s largest employers include American Airlines, AT&T, Bank of America, Lockheed Martin and Texas Health Resources. 

With U-Pack, you can make the move

We have U-Pack® service centers near Detroit and Fort Worth, so we’re ready to help with your long-distance move. With us, you save money by packing, loading and unloading, and then we’ll take care of transporting your things. Get a free online quote today or call us at 844-362-5303844-594-3077. We’re happy to help!