Moving from Nashville, TN, to Dallas, TX

Moving to a larger city in Texas

Nashville is the largest city in Tennessee, with just under 690,000 residents. When making the 664-mile move to Dallas, Texas, you might think it’s the largest city in the state because of the popularity of the Dallas Cowboys NFL team, but that’s not true. Dallas is actually the third-most populous city in Texas, behind Houston and San Antonio.  

“D-town” has around 1.3 million residents within the city limits and over 7.6 million in the metropolitan area (much higher than Nashville’s metro area population of 2 million). Keep reading to learn more about what this large city has to offer. 

Familiar weather with a bit less precipitation

Climates are similar in Nashville and Dallas, with warm summers and mild winters producing little snow — both cities average less than 4 inches annually. You will find more sunshine in your new Texas home (234 sunny days compared to 205 in Nashville) and less rainfall since Dallas typically gets 39 inches, 10 inches less than Nashville.  

Average temperatures are slightly warmer in Dallas, ranging from 39 to 96 degrees, compared to Nashville’s typical range of 31 to 90 degrees.  

Bring your love of music with you to Dallas

Nashville is known as “Music City,” but Dallas also has a vibrant music scene, especially jazz and blues in the Deep Ellum neighborhood. The area, located close to downtown East Dallas, mainly consists of arts and entertainment venues.  

Deep Ellum was hugely popular during the early 1990s when many former industrial spaces were converted to apartments. The neighborhood is again going through a revival in the early 2020s, with arts, dining and music staying at center stage. 

Outdoor activities in Dallas

If you enjoyed nature in Nashville, you’ll find plenty of outdoor attractions in Dallas. The city has 410 parks covering over 21,000 acres and many open-air places to visit. Here are some to explore: 

  • Airfield Falls 
  • Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden 
  • Dallas Zoo 
  • Klyde Warren Park 
  • Trinity Forest Adventure Park 

U-Pack handles moves to Dallas

U-Pack® more than 25 years of experience in long-distance moves. With our nationwide service centers, including locations near Nashville and Dallas, we have what it takes to help you relocate. We’re a DIY-moving service where you handle packing, loading and unloading, and then we drive your belongings. Get a free online quote today, or give us a call at 844-362-5303844-594-3077 to speak to a moving consultant.