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Moving to Texas with Cross Country Moving Company

Are you considering moving to another state? Is Texas on the list of states that you want to move to? If so, before you start packing your bags, let us at Cross Country Moving Company present you with our Texas guide, so that you know what to expect after your cross country move. 

About Texas

Texas is the second largest state in the nation with just under 270 000 square miles, and it became the twenty-eight state on December 29th, 1845. It is bordered by the US states of Louisiana and Arkansas to the east, Oklahoma to the north, New Mexico to the west. And the Mexican states of Chihuahua, Nuevo Leon, Coahuila, and Tamaulipas to the southwest, while the Gulf of Mexico is to the southeast. The capital of Texas is Austin, but its most populated city is Houston. Texas is called the Lone Star state to signify that it was an independent republic before joining the United States and as a reminder of the state's struggle for independence from Mexico. With a warm climate, expanding cities, lots of kind people and of course delicious food. Texas is full of natural beauty sporting a large variety of ecosystems, from the western swamps and bayous to the eastern mountains, canyons, and deserts, with more in between. As for those looking to save a little money, the cost of living in Texas is below the average in the US, and there is no corporate income tax or personal income tax. Thanks to the absence of this tax, you will be able to save yourselves a little more money than usual.

Climate in Texas

The climate in Texas varies greatly, with most of the east being arid desert and the west being subtropical. So when moving make sure to pack enough water. The northern parts of Texas are semi-arid but still receive some rainfall, even snow, with the most snow on and near the border with new Mexico. Central Texas or Texas hill country has many rivers and hills with a semi-arid climate boasting cool winters and hot summers. The eastern parts of Texas, also known as piney woods has a humid subtropical climate, with very hot summers and cool winters. You should take note that thunderstorms, tornados, and even hurricanes are common in this part of Texas. The south of the state is mostly great plains with a very warm semi-arid climate but can have very cold winters. With the coastal regions seeing more rainfall.

Education in Texas

Texas boasts over 200 colleges and universities with thousands of students enrolling every year. You can be sure that if you move to Texas that you are sure to get a quality education worth every penny. Some of the Their higher ranking institutions are:
Texas Tech University  
The University of Texas at Austin  
Rice University  
Texas A&M  
Southern Methodist University   

The people of Texas

Texas is home to over 27 million people living in Texas with Houston being the most populous city with just over 2 million residents, making it the fourth largest city in the US. The people of Texas are known for their southern hospitality and have a tendency for kindness and politeness to their friends and neighbors. Most Texans are of European descent, with the second most common being of Hispanic origin. 

Jobs in Texas

The Lone Star state creates employment opportunities at four times the national rate. Its economy is the second highest in the nation and is easily comparable to that of Canada. So all of you job hunters out there are guaranteed to find what you're looking for, with the highest number of job opportunities in Austin, Dallas, Irving, Southlake, and Grapevine. As the world's sixth largest oil producer Texas energy industry has been significantly responsible for helping the state out of recession and creating jobs. Since then they have expanded and today offer a much more diverse job market, providing jobs in 9 out of 11 available industries as well as being home to one of the fastest growing tech industries in the US.

Food in Texas

The food in Texas is influenced by a wide range of cultures including German, British, Native American, Mexican, Cajun/Creole, African American and Asian. The food that pops into most people's minds when they hear Texan food has to be Texas barbecue, which differs from barbecue in other parts of the country by using primarily beef instead of pork. A favorite is smoked brisket cooked in a pit, followed by smoked sausage and beef ribs. The techniques and flavors of Texas barbecue show heavy influences from Czech and German immigrants as well as Mexican, African American and Native American influences. It is also the origin of the modern hamburger, created in the 1880s by Fletcher Davis of Athens, Texas. 

Places to live in Texas

There are two cities that attract the most attention when it comes to moving, and we have decided to focus on them. These two cities are:

Austin  – the capital of the state, located in the center of Texas in Texas hill country. The city is home to many lakes and rivers, including Lady Bird Lake, Barton Springs, the Colorado River and Lake Travis. The residents of Austin include a diverse mix of government employees, college students, musicians, high-tech workers, blue-collar workers, and a vibrant LGBT community. The city's slogan promotes Austin as "The Live Music Capital of the World," which references its many musicians and its live music venues in the city. Austin is known as a "clean-air city" for its no-smoking laws that apply to all public places and buildings, including restaurants and bars. Austin has 29 public school districts and 17 charter schools as well as 69 private schools. If you want to know more about the city of Austin click here.

Houston - this is the most populous city in Texas and the largest city in the southern United States. In the 20th century, Houston became the home of the Texas Medical Center which has the world's largest concentration of healthcare and research institutions and NASA's Johnson Space Center. Houston's economy has an industrial base in energy, manufacturing, aeronautics, and transportation. Houston is an international city, with strengths in business, international trade, entertainment, culture, media, fashion, science, sports, technology, education, medicine, and research. The city's population come from various ethnic and religious backgrounds and form a large and growing international community. Houston has been described as the most racially and ethnically diverse major metropolis in the U.S. in Houston's cultural district there are many exhibits and cultural institutions which attract more that 7 million visitors a year. Houston is recognized worldwide for its energy industry, particularly for oil and natural gas, as well as for biomedical research and aeronautics. Renewable energy sources (wind and solar) are also growing economic bases in the city. There are Seventeen school districts in Houston. The Houston Independent School District is the seventh-largest school district in the United States and the largest in Texas. The Houston area encompasses more than 300 private schools, many of which are accredited by Texas Private School Accreditation Commission recognized agencies. If you want more information about Houston click follow this link.

So are you ready to move to Texas? If so, contact Cross Country Moving Company representatives today to get the best moving price estimates and ask for any additional help you might need. Our employees will be more than happy to provide you with some moving tips, as well as details about our services which including residential and commercial moving, professional packing and unpacking, auto transport, storage units, and moving supplies. Contact Cross Country Movers to start your move to the beautiful state of Texas today.

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Cross Country Long Distance Movers are one of the top rated moving companies in the United States. If you are relocating to the State of Texas and are looking for reliable relocation services, then Cross Country Movers will be glad to help. We have an exceptional reputation for providing the best services possible and aim to give you a stress-free, safe and impeccable move.
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