Let’s face it, it can be a physical and emotional strain to pack up your entire home and move to a new city, and if you’re not prepared, it can also be a financial strain. Whether you are relocating to Dallas from another state or from another city in Texas, moving expenses tend to stack up.
Picture this: you’ve spent hours packing up your entire house… you’re sweaty, tired, and have just enough energy to drive to your new home in Dallas… you are looking forward to settling in and taking a nice shower, and as soon as you arrive, it hits you – you forgot to turn on the utilities.
Moving anywhere new can be an exciting event, especially if you are moving to Houston. But trying to find a lovely home, in a great neighborhood, can also be a bit daunting (especially if you’re relocating from another city or state).
What’s not to love about Houston? A low cost of living, robust job market, lively social scene and friendly people, are just a few reasons why more than 2.2 million people call Houston home. However, if you are planning on moving to Houston this summer, from a milder, cooler climate, you will need to be prepared for what some may consider the “down side” to living in the Bayou City - the heat and humidity.
At the foot of Pikes Peak sits a city bursting with stories to tell, one step at a time. Explore Colorado Springs through a Texan’s perspective.
There’s more to Houston than meets the eye. H-Town offers more than the stereotypical cowboys, cattle, and oil wells. While many small towns across the Lone Star state are home to those things, Texas cities like Austin, Dallas and Houston are more urbane and sophisticated. If you are planning a…
Since the Texas electricity market opened to competition in 2002, many Texas residents have had the opportunity to choose their own electricity provider. Instead of relying on their local utility to provide them with electricity, most Texans can choose from a variety of competitive providers, allowing them to shop around…
Jorge Avalos is a retired U.S. Army veteran who served for 23 years. In 2011, he was skydiving when his canopy collapsed. The accident paralyzed him from the waist down. After a year of physical therapy, he eventually began to walk—and ride—again.
Just an hour’s drive from Houston is a small island that is one of "The Best Beaches in Texas" according to USA Today. This place is Galveston Island, Houston’s playground, and it’s full of surprises for visitors who want to enjoy a quick escape to recharge.
Enjoy live music, historic Main Street, and outdoor recreation in Bastrop, a thriving community that offers the culture of a larger city with the ease and charm of a small town.
Host your next meeting or event in Austin, the live music capital of the world!
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Escape reality and enjoy a vacation at South Padre Island, a place alive with fun, sun, and endless blue skies. Texas’ best beach is yours.
Far from any major city, the Big Bend is truly one of the world’s last frontiers, a relatively untouched corner of the American West, and an ideal place to rediscover the simple pleasures of silence, solitude, and open space.
Texas Monthly is thrilled to announce a partnership with fellow foodie fan Uber Eats! Starting April 1, you can order dishes from local restaurants that have been reviewed or featured by Texas Monthly's trusted editors by looking for the “As Seen in Texas Monthly” seal.
TEXSOM, in conjunction with presenting sponsor Texas Monthly, is proud to announce the medalists of the TEXSOM International Wine Awards 2018.
Everybody loves a good burger, including Texas chefs Tracy Miller and Claire Smith. Watch the videos to get recipe tips from the chefs.
February has brought the snow to Winter Park. A breakaway from the rest of the West, snag the best ski conditions in Colorado at Winter Park.
Adam Trent is an internationally recognized magician who fuses magic, comedy and music to create a one-of-a-kind show. Purchase tickets at spahouston.org.
Support the only Texas town vying to win a $500,000 revitalization and be featured in Season 3 of the Small Business Revolution-Main Street series! Vote for Bastrop every day now through February 20.
Electricity usage can seem like a dry topic to many people, but choosing the right provider and plan can offer strategic benefits that make life easier, whether through cutting-edge technology or useful savings. We’ve outlined five easy life hacks that allow you to focus more time and energy on the people and activities you value most.
What makes something an original? Is it that it’s better than an alternative? That it’s been around longer than the rest? Whichever way you measure it, Wrangler® jeans, by any definition, is the western original.
Celebrating our 25th Anniversary in the Texas Hill Country, Wimberley Glassworks introduces the latest in our monthly specials on handcrafted art glass and lighting: Earn $25 in Glass Cash for every $100 spent!
It was another hugely successful year for the Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market! More than 104,600 shoppers made their way to NRG for the four-day holiday shopping extravaganza, with merchandise sales exceeding $19 million.
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Embraced by the crystal-blue waters of St. Andrews Bay, Panama City is a four-season paradise. With outstanding year-round fishing, world-class sailing and boating, Panama City retains much of the charm and beauty of a historic fishing village.
The leaves are changing and the weather is cooling, which makes this the perfect time to enjoy a holiday-inspired cocktail. Trinity River Distillery’s Silver Star spirits can still be enjoyed year-round, but they might be at their best when you need a drink to warm you up.
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Add some Texas charm to your tree with printable ornaments!
Amber Haynes has always enjoyed upland hunting and the outdoors, but grew up wishing her only option for hunting apparel wasn’t downsized male clothing with pink accents, which is typically all that is carried for women in sports and outdoor stores. “I love hunting, but I’ve never wanted to be…
Fairmont Austin is gearing up to be the next exclusive luxury hotel offering in Austin and align itself with the top dining destinations of downtown. The hotel will boast five restaurants and bars, a variety of private event spaces and a 7th floor pool and entertainment deck complete with VIP cabanas.
All Art Glass over $150 is 25% off for the month of October, plus free shipping! Beautiful glass sculptures, elegant platters, and flowing fluted bowls are specially priced all month long as part of Wimberley Glassworks' ongoing 25th anniversary celebration!
Theta Design Weekend is a three-day home décor shopping weekend and interior design showcase taking place December 1-3 in the heart of downtown Houston’s new entertainment district.
When PBR (Professional Bull Riders) stampedes into Las Vegas for the league’s annual World Finals, a fresh new voice will be providing a patriotic sound track.
In a matter of milliseconds, 2008 World Champion Guilherme Marchi could have been gored during a Professional Bull Riders event in Nashville, Tennessee earlier this year. Instead, 42-year-old veteran bullfighter Frank Newsom acted on instinct before his mind could even process the situation.
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Legacy DCS is a Texas Regional custom home building and development firm dedicated to building Peak Performance Lifestyle Homes™ throughout the Texas Hill Country, Metropolitan, and South Texas Coast. Legacy’s custom craftsmanship boasts innovative new home designs complimented by cutting edge designer finishes and new home technology.
After months of planning and construction, the first-ever Texas Monthly Gulf Show Home opened in May in style with a spectacular preview party.
Haiku Home products are renowned for their innovative design and superb engineering. They’re manufactured to stand up to the elements, making them ideal for indoor-outdoor installations. And while their owners love them, flying insects give them a wide berth. In other words, they’re tailor-made for coastal settings.
With 20+ ears experience combined in both residential & commercial elevators. We do everything from New Construction, modernization, repairs and maintenance for all types accessibility lifts.
Based in Winchester, Virginia, Trex Company is the world’s largest manufacturer of high performance wood-alternative decking and railing, with more than 20 years of product experience. Stocked in more than 6,700 retail locations worldwide, Trex outdoor living products offer a wide range of style options with fewer ongoing maintenance requirements than wood, as well as a truly environmentally responsible choice.
The 2017 Texas Monthly Hill Country Show Home kicked off May 12 with a VIP Preview Party for 150 guests on a picture-perfect Fredericksburg evening at Boot Ranch.
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Cinnamon Shore hosts the first-ever Texas Monthly Gulf Coast Show Home— designed and built by top Lone Star State professionals using elite products and stylish details, all with a genuine heart for families who love beachside living.
The 41 Texas parks owned by the Lower Colorado River Authority offer a backpack full of ways to amp up your adrenaline and soothe your soul.
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Yes, you can relax. But with so much to do, who wants to? With miles of pristine beaches, golfing, birding, fishing, snorkeling, shopping, theatre, and museums, you'll want to experience it all. And then follow up all that activity with a great, fresh, seafood meal.
Brizo is a luxury fittings brand for those who understand that fashion isn’t merely about the clothes they wear—it’s about their entire lifestyle.