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Since White Gloves Genesis in 1988, We’ve performed over one-thousand long distance moves to Texas. We hope to see you on moving day!

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We are licensed to perform local moves in New Jersey to relocate customers to any location in the continental United States, including Texas.

White Glove is also happy to offer a flat price on your long distance move. Our prices are based on your inventory rather than charging based on factors like weight or cubic feet. This helps eliminate variable on the move day and gives our consumers complete control over your price and removes all surprises.

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Benefits of Living in Texas

The name Texas conjures images of oil wells, cowboys and dusty, wide-open spaces. There is, however, much more to the state than western movies would have you believe. The 21st-century version of Texas is one of economic opportunities, elite centers of higher learning and uniquely varied cultures. There are many obvious differences between New Jersey and Texas. Knowing what to expect of your new home will make your transition quite a bit easier.


The Lone Star State

The lone star flag is just one of six flags that have flown over Texas. Since the beginning of its recorded history in 1519, Texas has been claimed and shared by Spain, France, Mexico, The United States and, during the Civil War, The Confederate States of America. True to its independent reputation, the state even declared itself The Republic of Texas from 1836 to 1845.


Texas, by the Numbers

The claim that “everything is bigger in Texas” is hard to dispute when you look at the physical size of the state. Texas was even given the option to divide its 268,597 square miles into multiple states by the federal government at one point. The width of Texas is 862 miles. This puts El Paso, in western Texas, closer to San Diego, California than to Houston. Jacksonville, Florida is closer to Orange, the easternmost city in Texas, than Orange is to El Paso.

Strong population growth over the past few decades has made Texas the second-most populous state at about 29 million people. The mild climate may be part of the migratory draw. With the average annual temperature range of 90 degrees in July to 55 degrees in January, you may be able to pass that winter coat you bought in New Jersey down to your great-grandchildren.


Economic Boom

The term “boom” is even more applicable to Texas now than it was during the state’s oil boom in the early 1900s. Strong forecasts for employment, entrepreneurial activity and income growth have the state in first place for prospective economic growth over the next five years. Texas is also home to several of the largest companies in the U.S. such as Dell, ExxonMobil and AT&T.


Texas is Bank Account Friendly

Having a solid income is only part of being economically secure. The cost of necessities will be the other contributing factor to your financial well-being. Here is an overview of living costs in New Jersey and Texas:

  • Housing: The median value of a home in Texas is $166,374. New Jersey home prices more than double that with a median value of $360,084. Renters also have it easier in Texas with the average monthly rent for a one-bedroom apartment being $844 compared to $1242 per month in New Jersey.
  • Utilities: The two states have similar monthly energy bills with Texas costing $122.47 and New Jersey averaging $102.38.
  • Taxes: New Jersey taxes are high; state tax is 8.97 percent and property tax is 2.40 percent. Texas, however, has no state income tax or estate taxes. Its property taxes even come in lower at an average of 1.86 percent.


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Educational opportunities abound in Texas. With over 200 universities and colleges, thousands of students come to Texas for a respectable education. The University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M University have around 40,000 students each, which makes them two of the largest public universities in America.

This availability of higher educational opportunities has also made Texas home to several medical research centers. These include 12 medical schools, two optometry schools, and three dental schools. The Texas Medical Center in Houston has over 40 members and is the largest concentration of healthcare and research institutions in the world


Room to Roam

It may take you a while to explore all 260 million acres of Texas. To help you save some time, and a lot of miles, here is a list of the state’s most popular destinations:

  • Big Bend National Park: Big Bend is in the southwestern part of the state on the Rio Grande River. It is often recognized as the best outdoor location in Texas due to its endless list of activities.
  • Palo Duro Canyon: At 20 miles wide, 120 miles long and 800 feet deep, this is the second-largest canyon in America. If you like horseback riding, mountain biking or just hiking, this is the place to go.
  • Devil’s River State Natural Area: Time to get wet. Swimming, kayaking and canoeing are the main activities in this remote setting. If the devil catches you, you didn’t read about it here.
  • Hueco Tanks State History Site: Hueco Tanks is mostly known for camping and rock climbing. It is lent a historical aspect by the pictographs made by prehistoric peoples in the local caves.


Lone Star Culture

Texas has a fantastic sports culture. Rodeo is the official sport of Texas with Houston hosting the world’s largest, 20-day rodeo every year.

It is no secret that football is the Texan fan favorite. This deep love of football is openly expressed from the high-school level all the way up to the state’s two professional teams. Fortunately for fans, there is always room for more sports in Texas. The state also boasts two major league baseball teams, three professional basketball teams and a National Hockey League team.

Texas also has a notable music scene. Its musical styles are as varied as its political history and includes, among others, psychedelic rock, Texas blues, punk rock and, of course, country. You won’t have to look far to find a live-music show in Texas.

You will work up an appetite after a long night of line dancing and Boogie-woogie. Fortunately, you can maintain the evening’s Texas theme through its unique food selections. Europe meets Mexico in a dish of Tex-Mex cuisine. If you are asked for a local I.D. by a police officer at some point during your night on the town, just flash your barbequed beef brisket. He or she will most likely give you a tip of the hat and mosey off into the moonlight.

Texans are as complex and interesting as the state itself. The word Texas is derived from the Native American Caddoan language and means “allies” or “friends.” With no shortage of southern hospitality, the residents of Texas live up to their namesake.

White Glove’s Long Distance Price Lock Guarantee

White Glove is proud to be the only Long-Distance mover in New Jersey & New York to offer, “Long-Distance Price Lock.

This means the price we quote you before your move is always the price you pay after the move. 

No hidden fees, no circumstantial costs, no nickel or diming you for things you didn’t agree to. That’s one of the ways we make your moving day a White Glove experience. Learn more about other commitments we make to our customers.

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