Moving from Tampa, FL to San Antonio, TX

You won’t have to give up fun and sun in the Alamo City

What’s drawing you to San Antonio? And what can you expect when you move here from Tampa? Whether it’s the military presence, the Fortune 500 companies or the rich culture and history of the area, there’s sure to be a place for you in this Texas-sized city! And U-Pack can make moving there a breeze!

There’s no escaping the heat

Whether you’re living on Florida’s Gulf Coast or in central Texas, you’ll need to be well stocked with shorts and T-shirts. There’s not a big difference between the weather in Tampa and San Antonio, other than the Texas summers tend to be hotter.

Discover a strong economy with similar tax benefits

San Antonio’s diverse job market and lower-than-average housing costs have led to an influx of new residents within the last decade. And like Florida, Texas has no state income tax, so you get to keep more of what you earn!

Along with having one of the largest medical complexes in the country, San Antonio is also home to one of the nation’s largest military compounds. Joint Base San Antonio accounts for nearly 100,000 jobs and brings close to $6 billion annually into the city. By comparison, Tampa’s MacDill Air Force Base has nearly 23,000 active duty and civilian joint service personnel, with a yearly economic impact of more than $3 billion.

Other top employers include supermarket giant H-E-B (based there), USAA, the Northside Independent School District, Valero Energy Corp. and Toyota. Similar to Tampa, tourism is a major industry in San Antonio as well, with the city welcoming nearly 40 million visitors each year.

Immerse yourself in the city’s culture

Beach lovers from Tampa may have some withdrawals, but you’ll only be a two-hour drive from Corpus Christi if you’re craving waves and sand. Otherwise, San Antonio offers more to do in terms of family-friendly options and cultural diversity. The famous Riverwalk, the Alamo, Six Flags Fiesta Texas and SeaWorld are the top draws. Numerous theaters, performance venues, museums and art galleries fill the city. And there’s no shortage of outstanding authentic Mexican food and barbecue to enjoy.

Moving long-distance from Tampa to San Antonio is easy with U-Pack

Feeling uneasy about driving almost 1,200 miles from Tampa to San Antonio in rented moving truck? You don’t have to; U-Pack® has you covered! Check our list of service centers to find the nearest one to you. Then, contact us for service options and a free quote.