The Lone Star state is the second-largest state in the country by land area. Because of its size, there are many places to move to. Mayflower moves families to major metro areas throughout Texas like Houston, Dallas-Fort Worth and Austin. We also help people relocate to San Antonio, El Paso and everywhere in-between.
Texas is a diverse state, with vibrant art, music and food scenes. Many large cities in Texas have booming economies, and the state is full of character.
Don’t be surprised if you see someone in a cowboy hat on the street. That’s normal in these parts! In this guide, Mayflower provides helpful tips for those deciding on a move to the Lone Star State.
Why Is Everyone Moving To Texas?
Texas is a family friendly state, with outdoor activities for all interests. Texas boasts 14 national parks, reservations, and many state parks. Whether you are looking to cool off in the water or hike a new trail, you’re certain to find that the landscape truly is bigger in Texas.
Already the second-most populated state in the country according to the 2019 Census, the population of Texas continues to grow. With opportunities for work and education, it’s not hard to see why residents of the Lone Star State are never lonely.
Jobs In The Lone Star State
Texas boasts a growing economy and nearly all employment sectors have experienced an increase during the last 12 months. With that in mind, it’s easy to see why so many are relocating to Texas for work.
There were 49 companies on the Fortune 500 list that have their headquarters in Texas, including ExxonMobile, McKesson and AT&T. When you’re ready to make a job change, Texas is ready to welcome you! Despite economic uncertainty during 2020, Texas saw decreased unemployment rate and increased job growth in many sectors as of April 2021.
Everything’s Bigger In Texas – Including The Entertainment
Texans love professional sports, and the state boasts 13 pro teams including two MLB teams (the Texas Rangers and the Houston Astros), two NFL teams (the Dallas Cowboys and the Houston Texans), three NBA teams (the Dallas Mavericks, Houston Rockets, and San Antonio Spurs) and two pro women’s teams (the Dallas Wings of the WNBA and the Houston Dash of the National Women’s Soccer League).
Texas is also home to world-class gymnasts including seven-time World Champion, Simone Biles. Biles’ gym has become a center for training upcoming talent and is influencing families to move to Texas to train with her.
If you’d prefer small town Texas, there are plenty of things to do outside of the big cities. Communities such as Waco, Texas offer family-friendly attractions like the Dr. Pepper Museum or Magnolia Market at the Silos, popularized by HGTV’s Fixer Upper.
Tex Mex, BBQ & More: Exploring the Texas Food Scene
Texas is a foodie’s dream destination. From barbecue in Dallas, to food trucks in Austin, and brunch in Houston, there’s something for everybody.
The Tex Mex throughout the state is sure to satisfy your cravings, with authentic Mexican food easy to find wherever you live.
Live Music in the Lone Star State
Texas has an impressive roster of artists who got their start in the Lone Star State. Stars like Willie Nelson, Stevie Ray Vaughan, George Strait and Beyonce all call Texas home.
For over 30 years, Austin’s official motto has been the live music capital of the world. The city boasts over 250 live music venues and is home to the SXSW and Austin City Limits festivals.
Austin is celebrated for its history in folk, blues, jazz, bluegrass, punk and indie music. The Riverwalk in San Antonio also features a variety of live music on any given night.
Where Are You Moving From?
Whether you are moving across the state or across the country, Mayflower has a moving solution to meet your needs. Our movers can help you move to Dallas, San Antonio, Houston, Austin, or wherever you dream of living.
Don’t just take our word for it! Discover the moving experiences of two new Texas families(*) below.
Moving To Texas From Across The Country
Cross country moving requires a lot of planning. It does even more so when you move with your family and kids.
When Ryan and Christy, parents of the Beck Triplets needed to move from Virginia to Texas, they knew they could trust Mayflower with their families’ needs. Mayflower provided a full-service moving solution including a Virtual Move Survey. It was so easy, they could focus on the kids, while Mayflower focused on the move.
You’ve probably heard the saying “everything is bigger in Texas.” This was the case for Kimmy and Steven, whose family grew shortly after Mayflower moved them from Arizona to Texas. This was their first time using a professional moving company and they were ecstatic they didn’t even have to lift a finger. We loved helping them kickoff their next chapter!
(*) These moves were parts of paid partnerships with Mayflower.
Planning a Move to Texas?
If you’re ready to move to Texas, using a professional moving company can make all the difference. Our full-service movers at Mayflower can help you plan, store and pack for your big move to the Lone Star State.
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Mayflower makes it easy to coordinate your move to Texas and stay organized along the way. The MyMayflower Move Portal can be personalized and streamlines your moving experience. Use customized tools to keep track of all major moving milestones, organize contacts, and book your move online.
Get started today with the movers at Mayflower.