Moving from St. Louis, MO, to Dallas, TX
Go bigger in Texas
While everything isn’t necessarily bigger in Texas, the city of Dallas is significantly larger than St. Louis, MO. As the third-most populous city in the state, Dallas has over 1.3 million residents living within city limits and 7.5 million people in the metro area. Compared to the St. Louis population of just over 301,000 people (2.8 million in the Missouri-Illinois bi-state metro), you’ll find your new life in Dallas has many more new faces as you explore the area.
Prepare for hotter summers in Dallas
You’ll notice overall warmer year-round temperatures in Dallas, and while you might expect the city to be dry, it gets around 39 inches of rain per year — only a few inches less than the average of 42 inches in St. Louis. If you’re hoping for less yearly snowfall, you’re in luck since Dallas averages only 1 inch per year compared to 16 inches in St. Louis. If you enjoy sunshine, your new home in Texas boasts around 234 sunny days annually.
Making a life in D-Town
Although the cost of living in Dallas is higher than in St. Louis, the job market is strong, with unemployment rates below the national average. Defense, finance, and technology are big industries in Dallas, and in the nearby Fort Worth area, there are opportunities in aerospace, aviation and the oil and gas industry. American Airlines, AT&T, Bank of America, Lockheed Martin and Texas Health Resources are among the area’s largest employers.
Something for all interests
Whether you’re a foodie, a history buff, a sports fan or something else, Dallas has an exciting range of entertainment options for people of all ages, including live music venues, museums and parks. Try some authentic Texas BBQ or steak or explore cuisines from around the world in one of Dallas’s many restaurants.
Once your appetite is satisfied, check out some of these attractions:
- AT&T Stadium: Home of the Dallas Cowboys (NFL)
- Dallas Museum of Art
- Dallas Zoo
- Perot Museum of Nature and Science
- The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
Move to the Lone Star State with U-Pack
With service centers near St. Louis and Dallas, U-Pack® is well-equipped to handle your long-distance move. We’re a DIY moving service, so you take care of packing, loading and unloading, and then we transport your things.