It’s hard not to love Texas. After all, you can go there for some of the best food, music, and festivals around. (Texas has plenty of them, from Charro Days, the State Fair, the Strawberry Festival, and the Texas Renaissance Festival!)
But let’s say you’re looking for a change of scenery. Maybe you want a new, fun, outdoorsy experience, and what better place is there to get that than Colorado?
Here, we’ll explain everything you need to know about moving from Texas to Colorado–and we mean everything. That means the pros, cons, cities to look at, packing tips, and more to help you determine if this is a good move for your family.
Definitely! Texas is a great place to call home, with an affordable cost of living, plenty of sporting events, and nice, warm weather. However, Colorado has plenty of perks that make it a suitable place to live as well.
First, the scenery is stunning. (Just Google pictures of the Rocky Mountains, Hanging Lake, or the San Juan Mountains, and see for yourself!) Second, the state is known for great health and wellness. In fact, it’s considered “the least obese state” out of the U.S.
Read on for more pros (and cons) of moving from Texas to Colorado. (If you haven’t decided to move yet, this information should help.)
Below are some things to know if you’re considering a move to Colorado:
Below are some of the most recommended places to move to in Colorado:
If you’re planning on moving to Colorado from the Lone Star State, you’ll want to set aside $2,600 or $4,000 for moving costs. This will cover your moving company’s fees, packing supplies, moving truck, and so forth.
Another thing to consider is that long-distance moves can come with additional, unplanned expenses. For instance, you may want to get a hotel while traveling, which comes with food, gas, etc.
You may also want to budget for things such as new driver’s license and vehicle registration, cost to clean your new home (and your old home, such as if you plan to put it up for sale or rent it out as an Airbnb), and HOA fees if you’re thinking about moving to a condo.
Here are some tips to help your move stay as stress-free as possible:
Moving to Colorado is a big change of scenery, so you’ll want to pack accordingly–and before you get down to the wire. Label your boxes by room (bonus points for using a special color) so that it doesn’t take you hours to find what you need. Also, don’t forget to write “fragile” on boxes carrying glass so that you’re extra careful with them during the move.
Be sure to pack a combination of warm clothes and summer clothes (depending on the time of year). You may also want to get a bike, or you can buy one when you arrive.
According to one article, Colorado gets an A+ for bicycle-friendliness. In fact, it has tons of events for those who enjoy cycling and mountain biking (Ride the Rockies, Tour de Fat in Fort Collins, Pedal the Plains, Colorado Eagle River Ride, etc.).
If you’re moving to Colorado Springs, Denver, or another city in Colorado, you may need a parking permit. Otherwise, you’ll have to worry about getting towed or dealing with parking fees. Call the city, and see what you need for where you’re moving.
(Also, if you would rather not handle the parking permits, consider a dedicated moving truck. Bellhop offers one that can transport your items from Texas to Colorado, helping you save time and money, as well as stress in trying to figure out what types of permits you need.)
It takes about 12-14 hours to drive from Texas to Colorado. You’re dealing with many different terrains along the way, from plains to mountains and more. One way that you can make it easier on yourself is to hire a moving company to transport your items for you to the Centennial State.
Bellhop has Texas and Colorado movers who are happy to lend a hand when you need us. We also have a dedicated support and coordination team that can help you plan every last detail of your move.
Our team offers a long list of moving services, including loading, unloading, delivery, storage, taking apart furniture, and putting furniture back together. We also can deliver packing supplies to your location.
Unlike other long-distance moving companies, Bellhop never charges you based on the weight of your items. What we care about is that they fit on our truck. If they do, we’re all set, and you never have to worry about surprise fees. We also have financing available if you need extra support during your move.
Bellhop serves various parts of Colorado and Texas. If you’re moving from Austin to Denver or San Antonio to Aurora, you can trust that we can help you get to the end destination quickly and affordably.
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