Moving from New York, NY, to Austin, TX
A smaller city with big-city opportunities
Leaving New York City for Austin means preparing for a lot of changes. NYC’s population of 8.8 million beats Austin’s metropolitan population of over 2.4 million, but you’ll find plenty of big-city opportunities in your new home.
The capital city of Texas is known for being a diverse and welcoming place that encourages residents to “Keep Austin Weird.” You’ll find warmer weather, a growing public transit system and a foodie’s paradise in your new home.
Leave your winter gear in NYC
You won’t need your heavy winter gear in Austin since it rarely snows in the city. In fact, you’ll notice warmer weather overall in Texas. During Austin’s coldest month of January, the average high temperature is 63 degrees, with an average low of 43 degrees. Summers in Austin are hot and humid, with temperatures averaging close to 100 degrees.
Getting around in Austin
Austin’s public transportation system isn’t as robust as the one in New York City, but the city’s always working on improvements. The Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority operates bus, paratransit and commuter rail service in the city. However, most people in Austin commute to work in personal vehicles. Ride-share services like Uber and Lyft also serve Austin, and there’s even a bike-sharing service if you want to fit in some exercise.
All about the barbecue
Ready for some Texas BBQ and Tex-Mex? You’ll find that and more in Austin. In addition to multiple restaurants serving food from around the globe, the city has over 1,200 food trucks. With so many choices, you’re sure to find something to please your palate and satisfy every craving.
U-Pack can help you move to the Lone Star State
With service centers near New York and Austin, U-Pack® can help with your move to the Lone Star State of Texas. We’re a self-moving service where you do the packing, loading and unloading, and we handle all the driving.