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All You Need to Know About Moving to and Living in Texas

 

Whether business, pleasure, or something else brings you to Texas, the PODS Moving and Storage Blog has you covered. With articles covering the best places to live, pros and cons, and everything you need to know before moving to the Lone Star State, you'll be ready to make the move in no time.

Here’s Where To Find 13 of the Best Neighborhoods in Houston & Houston Suburbs in 2024

Houston Texas

by Alex Keight Posted on May 22, 2024

Looking for a new place in Houston? Deciding which Houston suburbs or neighborhoods make your short list is tough. H-Town is huge. Start your search with our top 13 picks — complete with a look at each area’s housing costs, schools, commute times, and things to do. Whether you’re looking for a sleek downtown high-rise apartment, artsy loft, starter home, or a family-friendly space with a big yard and room to grow, you’ll find it here.

 

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What’s It Like Living in Katy, Texas?

Houston Texas

by Bridget Houlihan Posted on May 22, 2024

Katy, Texas, is a city just west of Houston that offers residents all the amenities of a big city, with the charm and close-knit community of a small town. Folks love living in Katy, Texas, because of the good jobs, the easy access to the outdoors, the rich history, and the fact that there’s always something to do. Whether you’re relocating your family, you’re starting a new career, or you’re wanting to retire to a place with friendly suburban appeal, you can do it all in Katy, Texas.

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12 of the Best Neighborhoods in Austin (Including Austin Suburbs!)

Austin Texas

by Alex Keight Posted on April 24, 2024

If you’re lucky enough to be moving to Austin but aren’t quite sure what neighborhoods to scope out, we’re here to help you narrow it down. We’ve lined up a quick tour of some of the best neighborhoods in Austin (including popular suburbs!). And we’ve taken all kinds of factors into consideration — overall vibe, convenience, things to do, and, yes, housing costs.

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Best Places to Live in Fort Worth: Fort Worth Suburbs Edition

Texas

by Bridget Houlihan Posted on April 1, 2024

Fort Worth, Texas, has the perfect mix of laid-back cowboy style and all the modern amenities you can expect from a large, bustling metropolis. Not to mention it’s an incredible sports town. (Go Horned Frogs!) But you don’t have to stick within the city’s boundaries to experience all the perks of the area. In fact, you can enjoy the city’s unique attributes in the Fort Worth suburbs — with the added bonuses of a lower cost of living, a growing job market, and lots of affordable housing options

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10 Suburbs/Cities Near Houston You’ll Want To Call Home

Houston Texas

by Tim McCormick Posted on March 29, 2024

What if you could enjoy all the perks of living in Houston without actually being smack-dab in the hustle and bustle of the city? Imagine having the best of both worlds in one of the best cities near Houston: Easy access to the city’s myriad attractions and amenities while enjoying the peace, space, and community vibe of suburban living. Here are our top 10 picks.

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Here Are the Best Places To Live in Texas in 2024

Texas

by Alex Keight Posted on March 29, 2024

Curious about what living in Texas looks like? Sure, Austin and Houston get a lot of love in Texas, but there’s plenty of Lone Star State to go around. Take a closer look at these two favorites as well as a handful of other popular Texas cities to live in.

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Why Are So Many Californians Moving to Texas?

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by Kiran Bahl Posted on March 27, 2024

California and Texas are the two largest states in the U.S. after Alaska. Both are big, but is everything really bigger (maybe better?) in Texas? In 2021, research found that there was an influx in the Hollywood-to-Texas pipeline, with many Californians choosing The Lone Star State as their new home. Why are so many Californians moving to Texas? Here are some pros and cons to get you thinking.

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Here are the Best Family Neighborhoods in Dallas

Dallas Texas

by Matt Lyons Posted on March 26, 2024

New resident to the Lone Star State of Texas? Looking for a place to put down roots with your family? The best family neighborhoods in Dallas offer ample amenities while also having close access to jobs, entertainment options, outdoor activities, and more within the big city. Here are our picks for the top 10.

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Check Out the Safest Neighborhoods in Austin

Austin Texas

by Matt Lyons Posted on March 26, 2024

You can’t go wrong with choosing to settle down in Austin, which is home to a thriving economy and best known for its abundant outdoor recreation, creative cultural scene, unique history, and amazing food. Better yet, when you live in one of the safest neighborhoods in Austin, you’ll get the bonus of enjoying a more serene atmosphere while still being close enough to the action taking place in the big city! Here are our top picks.

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Here Are the Safest Neighborhoods in Dallas To Consider in 2024

Dallas Texas

by Matt Lyons Posted on March 13, 2024

Full of diverse cultures and experiences, Dallas offers top-notch entertainment, outdoor recreation, shopping, and exquisite dining experiences. But is Dallas, Texas, safe? Unfortunately, safety is not one of the standout qualities that Dallas has to offer, as the city has one of the highest crime rates compared to other communities in the U.S. So when it comes to finding a place to settle down, you’ll naturally want to pick an area that’s known for its safety, right? That’s why we’ve compiled this list of 11 of our top choices for the safest neighborhoods in Dallas.

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More About Texas

 
Texas is a blend of vibrant cultures, mouthwatering BBQ, and endless skies that'll make your heart sing. Whether you're after bustling city vibes in Austin or the tranquility of Hill Country, there's a spot with your name on it. Enjoy warm welcomes, cowboy boots, and some of the most stunning sunsets over the Gulf or the wide-open ranges. Plus, no state income tax – more bucks for brisket! So, pack up your hats and hearts, because in Texas, every day feels like a new adventure.