Moving from Philadelphia, PA, to Austin, TX
Hang out with new bros in Austin
Moving from Philadelphia — the “City of Brotherly Love” — to Austin will mean adjusting to some lifestyle changes. The smaller city and capital of Texas has close to a million people. While it’s less populated than Philly, Austin’s diverse population offers plenty of opportunities to form new friendships as you start your life in the Lone Star State.
Plan for warm Texas weather
Moving to Austin means leaving your heavy winter gear behind in Philadelphia. Winters in Texas are much milder than what you’re used to in the New England area, and it rarely snows in the southern part of the state. Yearly temperatures in Austin are typically between 43 and 97 degrees. Summers are hot and muggy, with the hottest month being August.
Enjoy the history of your new city
If you loved living in historical Philly, Austin has a lot of history to experience, too. The area was first settled by pioneers in 1835. Austin was briefly called “Waterloo” when it was incorporated in 1839 before it was renamed for Stephen F. Austin — the first secretary of state for the Republic of Texas.
Want to tour some historic sites in Austin? Check out these places:
- Susanna Dickinson Museum
- Texas State Capitol
- Texas State Cemetery
- The Driskill
- Treaty Oak
- William Sidney Porter House
Austin for sports fans
A true sports fan can cheer on their home team from anywhere. If you want to find a team in your new city, the only major-league professional sports team is the Austin FCs of MLS. You’ll find minor-league teams for Baseball, Basketball, Fastpitch Softball, Ice Hockey, Rugby, Ultimate (Frisbee) and Women’s Football. College football and baseball fans celebrate the Texas Longhorns from the University of Texas at Austin.
NASCAR fans flock to the EchoPark Automotive Grandprix each year for a big race, or you can participate in the Austin Marathon if you’d rather race on foot. The city also has many smaller bicycling, swimming and tennis teams.
Move to Austin with U-Pack
Through our service centers near Philadelphia and Austin, U-Pack® can help with your move to Texas. We’re a DIY moving service where you pack, load and unload, and then we take care of the driving.