Moving from Los Angeles, CA,to Austin, TX

Embrace the quirky side of Austin

With a motto like “Keep Austin Weird,” you can expect some fun in your new home city. Moving from Los Angeles, CA, to Texas doesn’t have to mean giving up the quirkiness of living in a large city with a diverse population.

There’s no denying that L.A. is a bigger city, with around 3.9 million residents within the city limits compared to Austin’s population of less than 1 million, according to the 2020 U.S. Census. But when you consider the Austin metro area of over 2.4 million people, you’ll find many opportunities to make some “weird” new friends in the capital city of Texas.

It's not the heat; it’s the humidity

Yearly average temperatures are mild in L.A., typically between 48 and 85 degrees. Austin is a bit colder in the winter and warmer in the summer, with annual temperatures usually between 43 and 97 degrees. You’ll notice the most difference in the summer due to the humidity. Los Angeles summers are dry, while Austin’s summers are hot and muggy with its subtropical humid climate.

Austin entertainment

You likely never lacked something to do in L.A., and the same can be said in Austin. Known as the “Live Music Capital of the World,” the city has over 250 live music venues showcasing every genre you can imagine.

The city also has STEM museums for kids of all ages and multiple outdoor recreation areas. Austin has a vibrant visual and performing arts scene as well. Once you’ve gotten your fill of the city’s culture, fill your belly with delicious offerings from one of the many restaurants, bars and breweries — don’t miss out on some authentic Texas barbeque.

Experience a lower cost of living

Compared to L.A., Austin has a lower cost of living and a better job market with lower unemployment rates. Plus, unlike California, Texas does not collect a state income tax, so you’ll take home more of your salary.

As the capital of Texas, you can find government jobs at city, state and federal levels within Austin. Here are some other top employers in the area:

  • Apple
  • Austin Independent School District
  • Dell Technologies
  • IBM
  • Indeed
  • National Instruments
  • Samsung Austin Semiconductor
  • St. David’s Healthcare Partnership
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • VRBO
  • Whole Foods Market

Choose U-Pack for your move to Austin

U-Pack® has service centers nationwide, with locations near Los Angeles and Austin. We’re a self-moving service where you do the packing, loading and unloading, and we handle all the driving. Get a free, no-obligation online quote today or give us a call at 844-362-5303844-594-3077. We’re ready to help you with a stress-free move!