Moving from Pittsburgh, PA to Dallas, TX
So Long, Steel City; Hello, Big D
Are you fixin’ to mosey off into the Dallas sunset? If so, you’re not alone. The Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area is one of the fastest growing in the country. Pittsburgh, another great American city, is thriving as well. But for you, the lure of Dallas is too strong to ignore.
Before you trade your hard hat for a cowboy hat, find out why so many are flocking to Big D. And discover an easy, affordable way to move from the Steel City.
Business is Good
Career opportunities are abundant in Dallas. Toyota and State Farm are among the big companies that have planted roots in North Texas. The top Dallas-area industries are technology, finance and defense. There’s also a need for those who work in education or healthcare (the core of Pittsburgh’s employment base). And with no state income tax, you’ll likely see a bump in pay.
Quality of Life
Pittsburgh and Dallas both rank among the 25 best U.S. cities for people under 35. But few cities offer the diversity of options that Dallas does. DFW (population of 7 million) is about three times the size of the Pittsburgh metro area (1.3 million). And, Dallas isn’t just about cowboy stuff. Residents have access to a wide variety of arts, entertainment, cultural immersion opportunities, and food. Plus, there’s DART for getting around or sightseeing, and a world-class airport.
From the Friday night lights of high school and beyond, Texans live for football. Their Pennsylvania counterparts share that passion. For half a century, the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Dallas Cowboys have shared one the best rivalries in professional sports. The two teams have played 32 times, including three Super Bowl meetings. The Cowboys have a slight overall edge (17-15). Feel free to bring your Steelers gear to Dallas, but prepare for some odd looks and good-natured ribbing!
Take A Powder Break
You’ll be trading Pittsburgh’s cold, snowy winters for milder year-round weather in Dallas. Big D gets only about an inch of snow per year. But, like in Pittsburgh, summers in Dallas are sweltering.
Don’t Miss Texas Barbecue
Craving a classic Pittsburgh steak sandwich? Fill the void in Dallas with some smoked beef brisket. No one does barbecue – especially brisket – like Texas!
Ready to Ride? Saddle Up With U-Pack
Long-distance moves become much simpler with U-Pack. We deliver the moving equipment, you pack and load, and we drive it to your new home! With our nationwide network of service centers, we can get your belongings there quickly. See how much your move will cost with a free online quote or call one of our professional consultants at 844-362-5303844-594-3077.