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In the midst of drastic changes to our everyday life brought on by COVID-19, some things just can’t wait, such as job relocation, family demands, and health. Moving can sometimes be unavoidable. But there are important steps and precautions you can take to make sure your move is the safest for you and your loved ones. Advanced planning and preparation from a distance can be challenging, but great tools are available. We need to use them.  If moving to another city like Houston to Dallas is unavoidable, educate yourself on the market, what and how to find a home or the resources you need, and what to expect. Also make sure to check ten ways to make a clean home or office move in a pandemic before booking a move.

Cost of Moving from Houston to Dallas

Cost of moving depends on a list of factors including:

  • Type of residence
  • Number of bedrooms
  • Number of other living areas
  • Number of items to be moved
  • Oversize items such as piano or gun safe
  • One story or multi-story
  • Total distance between points
  • Packing & unpacking services
  • Disassembly/reassembly of items
  • Number of locations, such as home or apartment, storages, or other locations

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A professional mover will not quote you a cost for your move until they know the details. An unprofessional moving company will quote you a low price just to get your move. In the end you could be paying far more than you were originally estimated. Don’t let the early returns of moving costs fool you.

Moving your home to a new city can be an exciting affair for kids, but for others it can seem overwhelming. Whatever the reasons for the move, it is a lot of work and a lot of change all at once.  To make your move as smooth as possible, we have put together some highlights to help with your relocation as well as your new life in Dallas.

Why to Move From Houston to Dallas

  • Lifestyle: Both Dallas and Houston are large, vibrant, growing megaplexes and each has pluses and minuses, but Dallas has a lower cost of living. In Dallas, zoning is more tightly controlled, with large residential areas and separate business areas. The exceptions are the inner city living options that has converted what were once only office buildings into office and living. These areas are closer to downtown. If expansive lawns, trees and neighbourhood streets are your idea of life at its best, arger suburban neighborhoods of homes, apartments and shopping are abundant in all directions outside the downtown area in Dallas. Dining is everywhere and they love to deliver or offer pickup during the quarantining period. The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex includes many suburban cities and communities between the two larger cities. Both Dallas and Houston are culturally diverse with many points of interest. The Dallas lifestyle may be a little faster paced than Houston, but people who have moved to Dallas say they moved for job reasons, but stayed because they like the people and the opportunities.
  • Scheduling Your Move: Traffic congestion in Houston is generally worse than Dallas. It is better to avoid morning, lunch and evening rush hours when leaving and arriving in either city. The roughly four to five hour move should begin mid-morning and arrive mid afternoon.
  • Accessibility: While both cities have superior transportation systems, you may find Dallas a little easier to navigate. It has a central cross-town commuter rail system, DART, in all directions. The express lanes make travelling during rush hour faster but it can be costlier when used on a daily basis.
  • Career Options: Prior to the plague, there were plenty of job opportunities as DFW. It has become home to many corporations including more than 20 Fortune 500 companies. DFW has been ranked among best places to live in Dallas. After the virus scare is over, the jobs will be back. The city is an international hub that has grown exponentially over the last few years.
  • Affordable Housing: According to bestplaces.net, Housing and general cost of living is a little more in Dallas. If you are planning to buy a home, you may want to consider apartment living for a few months to get to know the area. We can recommend great realtors to help you narrow your search.
Cost of Living Indexes Dallas, TX Houston, TX Difference
Homeowner, No Child care, Taxes Not Considered 101.6 96.5 5.0% less
Food & Groceries 99.1 98.1 1.0% less
Housing (Homeowner) 92.9 80.2 13.7% less
Median Home Cost 214700 185500 $29,200 (13.6% less)
Utilities 100 96.5 3.5% less
Transportation 117.1 119 1.6% more
Health 94 92.4 1.7% less
Miscellaneous 105.2 100.4 4.6% less
  • Education: In Dallas, there are good schooling options to choose from. There are nearly 40 school districts within metro area and out of top 10 schools in U.S, two schools are located in Dallas. Besides schooling, Dallas also ranks high in terms of University. Esteemed Southern Methodist University and Texas Christian University are also located in Dallas. Generally, the public school environment in Dallas is said to be more performance and results oriented than in Houston.
  • Sports: Great infrastructure, passion and an ardent fan following for sports like football, baseball and hockey are all present in Dallas. If you’re a sports fan, it’s a move you won’t regret. Cheering on local sports team is one of the many things that people moving to or living in the DFW area love to do most.
  • Climate: Dallas Fort Worth residents get to enjoy a change of seasons – four distinct seasons with mild winters and hot summers, making it possible to enjoy plenty of outdoor activities year around. It also lacks the higher levels of humidity and rainfall you are moving away from in Houston.
  • Lots More To Do: If you are not a sports fanatic, a move to Dallas can offer much more. Stroll around the city and you’ll be amazed to find incredible variety of restaurants, bars, museums, parks, churches, bike trails and more. If you are an art lover, you’ll want to visit Klyde Warren Park, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Meadows Museum on the SMU campus, and the Kimball Art Museum in Fort Worth. If you are fond of greenery, there is lots of green space in the city, even downtown, where you can enjoy jogging, walking, relaxing and biking in the park. If you are a water person, a plethora of beautiful lakes and lakeside communities are scattered throughout the North Texas area.

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AB Moving is a top rated professional Texas mover offering a wide array of moving services to residents and businesses throughout North Texas and beyond. We understand what you are facing and we can help, with choices you can make, and a cost you can count on.

Planning a move in near future? Give us a call or contact us to get a free moving quote today.

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3.5
Based on 438 reviews
Our family had to move a senior into a smaller home. Three moves were required. One to transition him from his four bedroom home into a one bedroom apartment. One to transition the remaining furniture from his large home to a different family member’s home. And another to move a piano and several large pieces of furniture and appliances within the final home. Each experience with AB moving was extremely impressive. We had three different teams for the three different moves. Every teammate was highly trained and careful. They moved everything we asked quickly. We never felt we overpaid for an hour because they worked so diligently. Watching three teams perform so well gives me a lot of reassurance about the entire rest of the company, honestly. 10/10. They worked super hard and we tipped well. Overall great experience.
Aaron Michelsohn
Aaron Michelsohn
I highly recommend AB Moving Co. I must admit, at first I was somewhat apprehensive about using a moving company for my move into my apartment. But now I am very happy that I did. Eddie and his crew arrived promptly to my storage facility. The three-man crew was very polite, friendly and hard-working. They knew they were on the clock so they did not waste time or my money by messing around. Eddie and his crew were careful to wrap all of my furniture carefully as there would be no damages during the move. When they departed, the crew was quick to arrive to my apartment without wasting precious time driving around "getting lost". They helped my wife and I set up our furniture and washer and dryer and organized our boxes as directed. Eddie and his workmates actually finished within the two hour minimum time. They were all polite, professional, responsible, efficient and fast. My wife and I will definitely be using AB Moving Company on our next move. Thank you, Eddie and your wonderful crew, for a job well done!
Victor Perez
Victor Perez
I’ve used AB Movers for two partial moves and one final and they’ve impressed me more with each move. They are professional, punctual and they do an amazing job!!Their attention to detail is great! They are very careful with your belongings and are beyond helpful! They are very reasonably priced too. I checked out several moving companies and AB Movers were the most reasonable without extra charges. They charge exactly what they quote with no hidden fees! Try them, you won’t regret it!
Cherene Wynn
Cherene Wynn
The crew was very professional. They were fast but careful. Everything arrived at my new house in the condition it was in when it left the old house. They disassembled then reassembled two larger pieces of furniture. They placed everything where I asked them to. It started pouring rain at the end of the move and they carefully double-covered the remaining pieces and safely brought everything inside. I'm extremely happy with their service. This is the third time I have used AB Moving Co. The other two moves were just as smooth. Highly recommend!
Jennifer Lynne
Jennifer Lynne
From the first time I contacted this company to the end of my move, I had a great experience! AB moving was a huge help to me during my move from out of state. I used their unpacking service because my apartment is up three flights of stairs and I couldn't get the big stuff myself. The crew members, Eric, Kevin, and Christian, were extremely friendly and helpful. All of the crew members were respectful of my things and professional throughout the entire experience. If you are looking for a local moving crew to help load/unload, I would highly recommend AB moving. Timely, professional, friendly, and cost-effective.
Kelsey Burlini
Kelsey Burlini
Reason for move:Our Lease was terminated by the Apartment, due to Natural disaster (winter storm damage) which happened on February month. We have a 7 days notice period to vacate the home. Usually we use to shift our home on our own, but this time we have no time. so we focused on packing. AB was referred by my Wife's Friend.About AB Moving company:The one word to say, it's an outstanding performance by the 3 guys who are involved in moving. I thought it would take at least 3 hours for shifting. Because i have lot of stuff, moreover they have to shift the things from 3rd floor to the new apartment which is also 3rd floor. They first took an assessment for 2 minutes and started their work.They didn't had a break, They didn't had any drinks, They didn't speak to anyone in phone.Their energy level is at top till they finish their work. They have 8 Years of experience in this field. They have two schedules per day. I don't how this work for them. They work more than a machine.Really Awesome Do you Guess How much time they took to complete their job?It's just 1 hour 22 minutes.... Really a stunning performance.People who go behind cheapest movers and spending lot of money per hour. I would suggest this AB moving company. Rate is also cheap and you will good satisfaction at end.Beautiful thing is that there is no damage in any of my package.Keep rocking guys.........
Shunmugam A
Shunmugam A
William, Juan and Vintor were absolutely AMAZING today!!! They worked their butts off for almost 10 hours and had the best attitudes ever!! I seriously...
Kim L.
Kim L.
The best moving experience i have ever had was with AB Movers. Very professional. They were punctual and moved swiftly. Highly recommend for your moving...
Ann R.
Ann R.
ab moving & storage were friendly, quick, and so efficient in providing a quote and scheduling my move - despite my date changing 2 times. on the day of...
Judith K.
Judith K.
My wife and I can't say enough about how professional and pleasant everyone at AB Moving was during our move. From those who worked in the office, to the...
Dana F.
Dana F.
Angel and the crew just moved us across town into our new home. They did a fantastic job! I was very impressed with their attention to detail. The greatest thing was there attitude. Always willing to help and do more. Even after an 9 hour day of moving they're were still willing to do more. Love AB Moving!
Michael Lance
Michael Lance
I had a wonderful experience with the Convey Crew! They took care of my possessions like they were their own. They showed up on time did exactly what they said they would do I had no damage whatsoever not even a nick in the wall. I will be using them again!
Dr. Cheryl Carr
Dr. Cheryl Carr
I was very impressed by the work ethic of the crew AB sent to help us with our move. They moved us from our third floor apartment (no elevator) to a two story house with ease. Despite the heatwave this week, these guys gave it 110% the entire time and seemed to be having a blast doing it (singing and joking around with each other). Besides the actual move, both people I spoke to on the phone to arrange the move were very professional and friendly. They were able to schedule a last minute move for us and then had no problem adjusting the time to suit our schedule. The moving details were confirmed by both email and by text message. I’ve used other moving companies in the past and had one of them give me a quote for this move. The quote that they gave me was 3x what AB ended up charging us. I’m not planning on moving again any time soon, but if something changes, I’ll definitely be calling AB. I highly recommend AB Moving.
Peter Brooke
Peter Brooke
We moved into our new home and Dany and his AB moving crew were great!! They noted all descriptions of any prior damages to our furniture and appliances....
Ronnie R.
Ronnie R.
Thank you AB Moving for another successful move! Always prompt, courteous, and affordable. I look forward to using your services again in the future.
Olivia T.
Olivia T.
I hired this company to move my late mother's things from a storage unit 40 minutes away to one closer to my home (easier access to start sorting through everything). The three gentlemen that came out were extremely professional and understanding. They handled my mother's things with care and got things moved in a reasonable amount of time. The time saved in hiring a moving company was well worth the money, and I would definitely use this company again in the future.
Tabitha Stripe
Tabitha Stripe
AB Moving did a fantastic job helping me relocate. The crew was quick and very careful with my things. The crew also helped guide me in moving my truck...
Nick D.
Nick D.
If I could give more than 5 stars, I absolutely would! I've experienced many moving companies in life and this is the 2nd one that I will remember forever. They were EXTREMELY cooperative and patient with me as my move date changed 3 or 4 times due to contractor delays. Never a peep of irritation or attitude to reschedule. Then, when moving day finally came, it was awesome. They paid attention to my guidance on items as I have several very heavy pieces and moving them takes calculation. Moved me in and even were flexible for a second trip to help empty out my rental. I felt like I had sons looking out for me! After the move, I realized that some of the cabinet pieces were not secured together and there was zero hesitation in sending a team to address this. The gentleman was so nice that he even addressed my concerns about some of my furniture and helped me remedy the situation. This had nothing to do with the move and was him simply going above and beyond! I can not Express how grateful I am to have had their support during a very stressful time for me.
shamila malik
shamila malik
AB Moving helped move our home from North Dallas to Austin area. Really appreciate their team communicating the logistics of our move from start to finish. Moving team was on time and had a lot of energy. They even swept and cleaned floors after packing and moving. Great service. Good people. Highly recommend.
Austin Alaniz
Austin Alaniz
Ismael and Cristian (crew) did a great job on a challenging move. We had to move my mom out of an assisted living apartment and into a memory care facility,...
Val K.
Val K.
AB Moving ,and more specifically the “Romo Crew” they sent, were absolutely INCREDIBLE!!! From start to finish, the process was seamless!! In fact, we were so pleased that we are hiring them again in less than a month to move us from our storage unit into our new home. They blew their competition out of the water in every category: price, friendliness, and service. No hidden fees, fast and careful work...wish I could give them 10 stars!!
Lauren Hunke
Lauren Hunke
I was pleasantly surprised of how professional my moving experience was. From the first phone call to the last bit of furniture being unwrapped. Excellent...
Diana P.
Diana P.
These guys busted their butt moving my stuff! It was no small job! The crew was very helpful and attentive to how I wanted a few items taken care of. They...
Chris M.
Chris M.
This is the third move I have had with AB Moving. Each with a different crew. All of them have been super! They are always on time, work quickly and...
Jana B.
Jana B.
This is our second time using AB Moving. Our first experience was off a recommendation and the moving crew we met day-of was top notch! Second moving experience - also excellent! This time we were able to take advantage of a promotional offer but ended up paying around the same (our moves were 3-4 years apart, just for reference and price comparison). Scheduling was easy, their staff who we communicated with also very knowledgeable and sweet. We would 100% recommend AB Moving and will definitely be calling them for our next (and hopefully final) move!
D'angelique Carrillo
D'angelique Carrillo
I had an excellent moving experience with AB Moving and particularly, Teo and his crew. The crew arrived on time and called in advance to inform they were...
Jen G.
Jen G.
The crew that worked our move was awesome! They were professional, courteous, and they stayed busy the entire time they were on the clock. We even offered...
Alicia T.
Alicia T.
Over the last ten(ish) years, I've moved from apartment to apartment to apartment to apartment to house to house, and I've used AB for every move. Why?...
Joe F.
Joe F.
Ab Moving & Storage moved two of my very heavy sofas, a huge chair and a large area rug to another location. I called Mike on Thursday and his guys promptly...
Susan S.
Susan S.
In less than a year we have moved my mom 3 times each time I tried a different moving company. I must say hands down these are nicest, most efficient, and...
Heidi S.
Heidi S.