Congratulations on your big decision to move to Texas!

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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The White Glove Treatment

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

So you've decided to leave New York for the southwest. Life in Texas will definitely feel a little different. You can spread out: it's 454% larger than New York, with the second largest landmass in the country, behind Alaska. You can drive fast: it has the fastest average legal speed at 78.3 mph. If you're leaving the Empire State to get away from the hustle and bustle, you are headed to the right place. Texas residents spend an average of 26.4 minutes on their morning commute (an improvement over New York's 33.3 minutes, which is the longest in the country).

The biggest difference you'll notice in moving from New York to Texas is probably the laidback lifestyle. While New Yorkers are always on the run, Texans like to slow down, relax, and take things a bit easier, despite their speedy highway driving.

To prepare you for your move to the Lone Star State, here is a list of ten things to know before you go:


No Income Taxes

Texas is extremely tax-friendly, which is a welcome change from New York’s high tax levels. Texans do not pay taxes on their personal income, enabling savings for retirement, tuition, vacations, and other expenses.


A Booming Economy

Texas boasts the second strongest economy in the nation based on gross domestic product, startup activity, and high-tech jobs. In fact, according to the Federal Reserve Bank, Texas produces nine percent of the country’s GDP, behind California. There is plenty of employment available; the workforce is currently 13 million strong and growing by more than 1,000 jobs each day. Strong industries in the area include technology, healthcare, education, oil, business, aerospace and engineering. Some of the top corporations based in Texas include American Airlines, AT&T, Keller Williams Realty, Dell, and Pizza Hut.


Affordable Housing Market

Texas has surprisingly affordable homes, especially when you compare the prices to those in New York. The average home value is $213,036, compared to New York’s $331,459. Even in the larger cities such as Houston, with its high-paying oil industry jobs, availability of land, and friendly zoning laws, the median home value is only $218,952.


Safe Cities and Towns

If safety is at the top of your list, Texas is the right choice for you. Most of the state boasts low crime rates, and the cities and suburbs are extremely family-friendly. The Houston Chronicle reports the safest cities in the state as Plano, League City, Rowlett, Frisco, Sugar Land, Cedar Park, Pflugerville, Mansfield, Georgetown, Allen and Flower Mound.


Cultural Diversity

If cultural diversity is something you’ll miss about New York, you will just love Texas, which nationally ranked second in diversity behind California. Historically, the state includes a combination of Americans, indigenous and Mexican ethnicities. Paired with immigrants from Central, South America and Asia, the population of Texas is one-third Hispanic or Latino, and Spanish is spoken in nearly 30 percent of Texas homes.


Local Attractions

The Lone Star State is home to some top-tier attractions. Austin is known for its live music scene, and Padre Island is renowned for its beaches, birdwatching, and sea turtles. The Houston Space Center is world famous, and offers tours that are educational and enjoyable. Other activities to be found throughout the state include museums, theatre, numerous symphony orchestras, aquariums, zoos, historic landmarks such as the Alamo, national parks, and a variety of festivals and events.


Fantastic for Food

Texas lays claim to a number of local and regional specialty dishes that just don’t taste the same anywhere else in the country. Tex-Mex is the culinary mixture of Mexican and Texan cultures; the majority of “Mexican” foods in the U.S. are actually Tex-Mex. Other foods to try include chili (the official state dish), barbecue, breakfast tacos, Texas craft beer, chicken fried steak, kolaches, classic do-nuts from Shipley’s, and pecan pie. You’ll also notice a propensity to fry everything; visit the Texas State Fair to sample fried Oreos, candy bars, and s’mores.


Sports Culture

There are plenty of popular teams to cheer for throughout the Lone Star State. Residents are particularly passionate about their football, as you can see from the crowded stadiums of the Dallas Cowboys and Houston Texans. There are also four professional basketball teams, two baseball teams, four soccer teams, and one hockey team. In addition to pro sports, there are a number of competitive college athletics options in Texas, including twelve Division I football teams.


Outdoor Living

The year-round warmth of Texas is a big draw for New Yorkers tired of freezing cold winters. While parts of Texas deal with heat and humidity in the summers, the rest of the year is typically mild, allowing for year-round outdoor activities. Most cities offer large parks and outdoor spaces, and you will find Texans outside hiking, running, biking, and enjoying time at one of the many popular beaches or lakes in the state.


Top-Notch Education:

Everything is bigger in Texas, including its colleges. The University of Texas, Austin and Texas A&M University are two of the largest in the country, with approximately 40,000 undergraduates enrolled at each school. The Lone Star State also boasts several highly-rated midsize colleges and private universities. K-12 education is also impressive, with the best public school districts in the state identified as Eanes Independent School District in Austin, Carroll Independent School District in Southlake, South Texas Independent School District in Mercedes, Highland Park Independent School District in Dallas, and Coppell Independent School District in Coppell.

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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