Moving from Miami, FL to Dallas, TX

Moving from Miami to the Big D

So you’re trading in the vibrant, bustling lifestyle of Miami and headed west to Dallas. You may think the two cities are polar opposites, but, it turns out, they’re not that much different. Sure the weather will be a little different, but they both have a big city feel that you may find appealing. Read on to learn more about what to expect from your move from Miami to Dallas. 

What’s the weather like in Dallas?

The biggest difference in the weather between the two cities is it gets colder in the winter in Dallas. In the summer in Dallas, you’ll probably be a bit more familiar with the heat waves of the long, hot humid summer. Temperatures in the summer usually top out in the high 90s — and sometimes get into the triple digits. When winter comes, be prepared for cooler weather than you’re used to. Dallas winters are somewhat mild, with temps often hovering around the 50s or 60s (though it can get a little colder), but sometimes the city sees freezing rain and snow. It’s best to drive with caution during the winter months, especially when it’s rainy, as roads can get slick.  

What are some fun things to do in Dallas?

We know you may be missing all the entertainment options you had in Miami, but don’t fret! Whether you’re looking for food, arts, shopping or other activities, Dallas has you covered. Here’s a few options:

Food options. Texas is known for its barbecue and Dallas has lots of it. Other popular options include Tex-Mex, soul food, Indian, Persian and Asian cuisine. 

Arts and nightlife. Dallas is home to one of the largest art museums in the country — the Dallas Museum of Modern Art, and it’s a good place to start to get a good feel of the city’s culture. Also be sure to check out the Bishop Arts District, which is home to more than 60 bars, restaurants, coffee shops, art galleries and retail boutiques.

Shopping. Dallas has a plethora of shopping options. From upscale, luxurious retailers to large shopping centers, Dallas has shopping choices to fit any budget. The most popular locations are the Galleria, NorthPark Center and Highland Park Village, but there are other retailers located throughout the area. 

Kid-friendly activity. Dallas also has lot of family-friendly things to do. Here’s a few favorites:

  • Dallas Zoo
  • Dallas World Aquarium
  • Six Flags Over Texas
  • NorthPark Center
  • The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

How is traffic?

More than 1.3 million people live in Dallas, making it the third most populated city in Texas, and the ninth most in the U.S. But, traffic isn’t that bad. Compared to Miami, which ranks 75th on TomTom’s list of most congested cities, Dallas comes in at No. 151 on the list. Dallas residents spend about 24 minutes a day stuck in traffic (93 hours a year), which is lower than what they would in Miami, where travelers spend 35 minutes a day (132 a year) in traffic. 

Move from Miami to Dallas with U-Pack®

Need help with your move? Let U-Pack help. We offer nationwide coverage, which makes moving from Miami to Dallas easy. See how much a move costs by getting a free online quote or give us a call at 844-362-5303844-594-3077 to learn more.