Moving from New York, NY to Dallas, TX

Moving from the Big Apple to the Big D  

From concerts at Times Square to strolls in Central Park — living in New York City has been a dream. But as you say goodbye to New York and hello to Texas, don’t be sad. Dallas has a variety of big-city amenities, topped with southern charm!  

What’s the weather like in Dallas? 

It’s easy to think the two cities would be complete opposites when it comes to weather. But, they’re actually both classified as humid, subtropical climates. Summers can be hot, reaching into the high 90s and triple digits. The main difference is the type of winter precipitation you’ll experience. While you may be used to fluffy snow in NYC, you’ll likely deal with freezing rain or ice in Dallas (occasionally, there’s snow). But don’t worry, the ice typically melts after a day, and then it’s back to sunshine! 

Is traffic similar to NYC? 

Like in many major cities, Dallas has a lot of traffic. Compared to NYC though, it’s a breeze. The INRIX 2018 Global Traffic Scorecard found that Dallas drivers lose 76 hours per year waiting in traffic, whereas NYC drivers lose 133 hours. Don’t want to get stuck in rush hour? No problem. Use the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) — a system of railways and buses that transport more than 220,000 passengers per day. 

What are some fun things to do in Dallas? 

We know you’ll miss the entertainment in NYC, but Dallas has a lot to offer, too. Here are a few of the city’s top attractions: 

  • Klyde Warren Park. It may not be near as big as Central Park, but it’s still an urban oasis. Enjoy 5.2 acres of green space, food trucks, ping-pong areas and more. Check the park’s calendar for live concert dates.    
  • Highland Park Village. Looking for the same luxurious shopping as Fifth Avenue? Find it at Dallas’s Highland Park Village — a premier, high-end shopping center. 
  • Bishop Arts District. Experience historic and artsy Dallas at the Bishop Arts District. It’s home to more than 60 restaurants, bars, coffee shops, art galleries and boutiques. 

How to Move from NYC to Dallas 

U-Pack®, with its nationwide coverage, makes moving from NYC to Dallas easy. With our “you pack, we drive” service, you pack and load, and we’ll drive your belongings the 1,550 miles for you! See how much a move to Dallas will cost with a free online quote, or call 844-362-5303844-594-3077