Texas Monthly’s Relocation Guide

Powered by Direct Energy, the Relocation Guide provides helpful tips, resources, and information for your move to Houston or Dallas. Both cities are home to unique opportunities and cultures, so we’ve collected and curated recommendations to ensure a stress-free relocation.

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Houston

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Moving to Houston? Here are Four Things to Know About the Bayou City

May 6, 2018 By TMPromotions

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…

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How To House Hunt Like A Pro In Houston

May 7, 2018 By TMPromotions

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).

Houston

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Moving to Houston This Summer? Follow These Tips to Keep Your Cool

May 7, 2018 By TM Promotions

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.

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Best Ethnic Cuisine in Houston

Mar 1, 2017 By TMPromotions

Though it’s only the fourth most populated American city, Houston recently surpassed New York City as the most racially and culturally diverse metropolis in the nation. A product of the city’s diversity is an abundance of ethnic food. If your palate is adventurous and you’re thinking about making Houston your new home, here are the cuisines, and restaurants, you’ll want to check out.

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“Smart” Ways to Lower Your Electricity Bill

May 9, 2018 By TM Promotions

You don’t have to own a new home to take advantage of smart home technology. Whether you’re buying a new build or closing on a resale, there are plenty of ways to incorporate energy-saving devices and apps into your everyday life that will help lower your monthly electricity bill.  …

Houston

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Roundup of Houston’s Neighborhoods

May 9, 2018 By TM Promotions

For outsiders, the nation’s fourth-largest city can be a daunting destination, but it doesn’t have to be. Whether renting or looking to buy, newcomers will find HAR.com—a one-stop shop for Houston’s available real estate—to be a helpful resource. Shoppers can filter searches by a number of perimeters including price, location,…

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Experience Houston Like a Native

May 9, 2018 By TM Promotions

If you’re going to fit in with the locals, you need to first knock a few things off your Houston bucket list. Once the moving truck has pulled away and the boxes are (mostly) unpacked, take a break and go experience some of H-Town’s most popular offerings. Read on for…

Dallas/Ft.Worth

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Moving on to Fun

May 9, 2018 By TM Promotions

When the move is done and you’re ready to relax, the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex awaits with open arms. The options in this thriving seem endless—laid-back dog parks, pro-sport games in every flavor, the arts, runs, and farmers markets around every bend. The Barking Best NorthBark Dog Park, the largest canine…

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Kidding Around the Metroplex

May 9, 2018 By TM Promotions

Now that you’re settled in the Metroplex, you and the kiddos can venture out to enjoy the area’s bounty of family-friendly resources and activities. Gone is the pressure to cram as much as you can in a weekend as a tourist. When your new place is close to a world-class…

Dallas/Ft. Worth

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Dallas Neighborhood Search Tips

May 8, 2018 By TMPromotions

You’ve narrowed down the main reason why moving to Dallas is a great decision for you and have decided to make the big move but that was the easy part. Now you have the task of finding the best place to live in a large, sprawling metropolis like Dallas-Ft. Worth.

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Schools in Dallas

Mar 6, 2017 By TMPromotions

The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex is huge. It spans 400 miles and is made up of thirteen separate counties. Within it there are 100 school districts, so it can be overwhelming to narrow down the best one for you and your family.

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Transferring Utilities 101 for DFW Newcomers

May 8, 2018 By TM Promotions

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.

Dallas/Ft. Worth

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7 Moving Tips to Benefit Your Budget

May 8, 2018 By TMPromotions

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.