Moving from Memphis, TN, to Houston, TX

Moving to the Lone Star State

When moving from Memphis to Houston, there are some notable differences between the cities. For one, Houston is a much larger city of more than 2.3 million residents compared to the population of 633,104 in Memphis according to the 2020 U.S. Census.

With Houston’s more diverse population and a wider range of cultural offerings, you’ll find multiple opportunities and things to explore in your new home.

Living and working in Houston

The cost of living is typically higher in Houston than in Memphis, especially when it comes to housing. But the city’s job market is strong and offers higher salaries in many industries that help offset costs.

Houston is home to multiple Fortune 500 companies like ConocoPhillips and Sysco and is also the site of The Texas Medical Center. Other big industries include aerospace, education and research.

Getting around

The public transportation system in Houston can be a huge benefit if you don't own a car. This system includes a light rail system, buses and even a city bike-sharing program, so you can easily get around the city without a personal vehicle.

If you prefer to travel in a ride-share vehicle, Uber, Lyft and multiple taxi services also operate within the city. Of course, there are still peak travel times when delays might be possible as people are trying to get to or get home from work or school.

Things to see in Houston

Houston has plenty of sightseeing places and outdoor spaces worth visiting. Here are some places you won’t want to miss:

  • Houston Museum of Natural Science: learn about natural history, space, and science.
  • Space Center Houston: home to a wide range of space artifacts and exhibits.
  • The Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park: features a 64-foot-tall waterfall that cascades down the side of a concrete structure.
  • The Houston Zoo: houses a wide variety of animals from around the world.

U-Pack can help you move to Houston

Looking for a long-distance moving service to get you to Texas? U-Pack® has service centers near Memphis and Houston. We offer exceptional service and affordable self-moving options to make sure your things are moved safely.

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