Moving to Texas

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Moving to Texas: Pros and Cons

If you’re considering living in Texas you’ll find that there are a number of good reasons for moving to that state. You’ve probably already realized the advantages of making the move. But it sometimes takes a long time to decide if relocating is the right thing to do, so it’s a good idea to take a while to think about the details before you decide if it’s right for you.

Each year, a lot of people move to new homes in the United States. Around 12 percent of the population, or about 35 million people, leave their current residence for a new domicile. A number of families and individuals from across the country relocate to Texas, and they often find that it can be an exciting adventure.

If you’re new to Texas, there are many new sights and experiences in store for you. Numerous guidebooks and online sites supply an almost endless inventory of information about every conceivable benefit that the state offers.

Among your first decisions will be selecting the best places to live in Texas. Do you prefer life in the city, a small town or in the country? You can find a variety of options that will fit the kind of environment that suits you best. The next step is to choose several different locations that fit your preferences, and then look at the advantages that each provides. If you have friends or relatives you’d like to be near, that can help you narrow down the options. They can also probably help you make a good decision by providing advice and inside information.
Once you’ve considered the many advantages and opportunities the state offers, you’ll probably be asking yourself, should I move to Texas, to another state that’s also interesting, or should I stay in my current state? It all depends on your reasons for moving. Sometimes your circumstance can help to make your choices clear. If you’re relocating for a new job, for instance, that makes your decision easier. Otherwise, you must weigh the benefits that you’ll reap by making the move.

Economic decisions always play a role when it comes to making a move, so you’ll of course want to consider the cost of living in Texas. Taxes, fees, the price of real estate and many other factors determine how far your money will go in any geographic location. You can look at the cost of food, utilities and other day-to-day or year-to-year expenses and make your own calculations. Or, find an online cost-of-living calculator and let it do the work for you.

There’s a great deal of information that you’ll want to consider if you’d like to move to Texas, and that may take a bit or research on your part. The time you invest in finding the facts will be worthwhile, most likely. Should you decide to make the move you’ll feel more confident about your decision, and you’ll likely have a good idea of what to expect in your new home.

Registering a Car in Texas and Getting a Texas Drivers License

It can be challenging to get around almost everywhere without your own source of transportation, so it’s a good idea to ensure that you know the rules of the road and any new regulations that you’ll be obliged to follow. When you’re moving to Texas, the DMV will likely be among the many stops you’ll want to make as soon as you begin to get settled. Start out by looking at the Texas.gov DMV website. It supplies a lot of the information you’ll need to know and can save you a lot of time.

You’re probably most interested in finding out the facts about transferring your car registration, such as how much it will cost and how soon you must make a transfer after becoming a resident of the state. Fortunately, you can find all of that information online.
Another top question for motorists taking up residence in the state is what must I do about my driver’s license? Again, you’ll find all of the facts that you need to know on the government site. In addition, you can learn about all of the rules associated with registering a car in Texas.

Moving to Texas with Guns

If you’re an outdoorsman and are moving to Texas with guns, you’ll want to know what regulations and licensing procedures you’re facing.

Texas has no laws regarding possession of “long-barreled firearms” or “long guns” (shotguns, rifles and similar) by persons 18 years or older with valid identification, or handguns by persons 21 years or older, without felony convictions; all existing restrictions in State law mirror Federal law. NFA weapons are also only subject to Federal restrictions; no State regulations exist. Municipal and county ordinances on possession and carry are generally overridden (preempted) due to the wording of the Texas Constitution, which gives the Texas Legislature the power to “regulate the wearing of arms, with a view to prevent crime.”
As of Jan. 1, 2016, holders of a Texas CHL or LTC are able to openly carry handguns in the same places that allow concealed carry with some exceptions. Openly carried handguns must be in a shoulder or belt holster.

Existing Concealed Handgun License holders may continue to carry with a valid license. New applicants will be required to complete training on the use of restraint holsters and methods to ensure the secure carry of openly carried handguns.

You may find that the gun laws in Texas are more lenient or more restrictive thanthe laws in the state that you are moving from. In either case it’s a good idea to contact your local law enforcement agency to ensure that you’re getting the most up-to-date rules and regulations, whether you’re moving to Texas with a handgun rifle or shotgun.

5 Ultimate Tips for Moving to Texas

Relocating to a new state can be a tricky business, so you’ll certainly benefit by picking up any tips to make moving to Texas a little easier. Here’s a handful of items that will help you get started:

  • The name ‘Texas’ comes from the Hasinai Indian word táysha’, which means “friends.”
  • Through the years, six different flags have flown over Texas, including those from Spain, France and Mexico plus its own Republic of Texas banner, the Confederate flag and the current U.S. flag.
  • Whether you like BBQ, Tex-Mex, farm fresh vegetables or a nice thick steak, you’ll find a wide range of mouth-watering delights in Texas.
  • Texas has the nation’s largest rose garden. It’s at The Tyler Municipal Rose Garden — along with some 38,000 rose bushes representing 500 varieties of roses, set in a 14-acre park.
  • Texas is home to many high-tech companies, and Central Texas is often referred to as the Silicon Valley of the south.

It’s never exactly easy to make such a big decision as moving, particularly if you plan to move to another part of the country that’s far away. But you’re probably taking the time to think about all of the pluses and minuses that you may encounter. So, when your mind is made up and you’ve decided to go, and you have your heart set on a new, exciting destination that you’ll soon call home, take the leap! Call us for an estimate and the professionals here will help you begin your new journey. It could be the first step you’ll take on a long road of exciting adventures.

Trico Long Distance Movers Texas Reviews

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Movers took care of every item, even the most delicate ones, they worked fast and were super friendly. Great pricing too! I had to move cross country in a hurry because new job offer came last minute. The movers, I believe one guy’s name was Nick, did not care about the chaos in my apartment and they helped with everything, even packing the pictures and sculptures I had.

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