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Reliable and Honest Dallas Movers

Frisco Moving Systems is proud to serve the Dallas area with premium moving services. We are a full service moving company, which means that we can help you with every aspect of your relocation. From a typical home to business and industrial moving, storage and packing, we are happy to assist you. Our Dallas movers also know that moving to a new place can be a bit stressful until you get to know your new city. That is why we have created a brief guide to help in getting to know the great city of Dallas!

Moving To Dallas: A New Resident’s Guide

Dallas is a busy vibrant city with a population of more than 1.25 million, it was also voted as the sixth most diverse city in the United States. As one of the biggest tourist destinations in Texas, there are a large variety of places to go, things to see, and experiences to be had. Frisco Moving Systems loves moving people in and around the Dallas area. We are always excited to share our experiences and knowledge about Dallas with new residents. Here is our local guide to the great city of Dallas!

Parking Your Moving Truck

Each area may require its own permits or have its own rules, so before you call movers in Dallas you can call and check with parking services at 1-866-247-1951.

Transportation

When you live downtown you have a lot of options for transportation. You can use the DART light rail system, which runs from north to south. You also have the option using the Trinity Railway Express commuter train, which connects downtown Dallas to Fort Worth and also can connect to Amtrak service to all over the country. There is also a free trolley that runs through Dallas’ uptown neighborhood. If you are outside the heart of the city, there is also a large network of freeways that most residents use regularly to get around.

Traffic

Traffic in Dallas is notorious, but the truth is, it is getting better. According to the Dallas Business Journal, traffic in Dallas is better than its other city-counterparts like Austin and Houston. It also has been slowly improving, or so the Dallas Morning News reports. Friday evenings and Tuesday mornings seem to be the worst times for traffic congestion. If you are driving on the main highways in Dallas during rush hour, be prepared to hit some traffic. That is to be expected in any major city, especially one with a fast growing economy. If you are moving to Dallas, look to living close by your work to minimize your commute time and if you can, avoid the highways during rush hour traffic.

Travel Times to Other Major TX Cities

  • Houston: 239 miles (3hrs 39mins)
  • Austin: 195 miles (3hrs)
  • Corpus Christi: 411 miles (6hrs)
  • Amarillo: 365 miles (5hrs 33mins)

The Best View

The view of the Dallas skyline from up high is spectacular. Many tourists visit Reunion Tower (beware of admission fees) to catch a sky-high view. However, Chase tower has an amazing view of the Dallas skyline in its “Sky-Lobby” and it is completely free. Just call ahead to ensure that it is not reserved for a private event. If you watch the new “Dallas” TV show, it is the location for the Ewing Oil business office. Make sure to take lots of pictures!

The Best Way to Explore the City

If you are trying to decide where to move in Dallas, or perhaps just want to get a feel for the city, think about booking a Segway adventure with Nation Tours. Their tours are offered six times daily. According to their website, your will visit historic Thanksgiving Square, world famous Dealey Plaza, the 6th Floor Museum where Lee Harvey Oswald fired at JFK, newly built Victory Park, the Dallas Maverick’s American Airline’s Arena, the JFK Memorial, and many other great historic sites. Check on Groupon for great deals on Nation Tours. It is a fun and unique way to explore out the city.

The Best BBQ in Dallas

Pecan Lodge in Deep Ellum holds the title of the most-award winning BBQ in Dallas. Known for its delectable brisket, homemade jalapeno sausage, and traditional corn bread, this is definitely a must-go for any new Dallas resident.

The Best Shopping

If you are looking for a bit of retail therapy, check out the Galleria. It is an enormous shopping mall with a wide range of stores, restaurants, and even an ice skating rink. Or visit our personal favorite, Northpark Center. This upscale shopping experience features a stunning landscape of artistic sculptures. It is definitely a shopping experience to remember.

Things To Do Around Dallas

AT&T Stadium
AT&T Stadium was formerly known as Cowboys Stadium. It is home to five-time World Champion Dallas Cowboys since 2009. This impressive stadium has a capacity of 80,000 fans and boasts modern amenities including a dome that keeps the intense summer sun at bay. If football isn’t your cup of tea, it also hosts a variety of concerts, festivals, and carnivals on a regular basis.

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
Dallas is home to one of the most beautiful and diverse gardens in the United States. The garden is a spectacle to see year-round. With over 66 acres of gardens overlooking downtown, it is sure to be a favorite Dallas location.

Dallas Museum of Natural History (Perot Museum of Nature and Science)
The museum of Natural History is part of the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. It is one of the only museums to have a fully reconstructed Texas Tenontosaurus dinosaur on display. In addition to its impressive prehistoric display, the museum hosts exciting traveling exhibits throughout the year.

Dallas World Aquarium
Located directly in the middle of downtown, it is a family-favorite among Dallas residents. You can discover their South American rainforest that houses exotic birds and other wildlife. There is also an exciting collection of marine life along with educational activities throughout the day.

Dallas Zoo
The Dallas Zoo has over 100 acres of habitats and activities three short miles from downtown. It hosts some great exhibits such as, “Wilds of Africa,” LaCerte Family Children’s Zoo, the Exxon-Mobil Endangered Tiger Habitat, and “SOAR, A Festival of Flight.” It is one of the most popular family destinations in Dallas.

Dallas Farmers Market
It is hard to find a consistent farmers market in a big city, but not in Dallas. Dallas Farmers’ Market is open seven days a week almost year-round. Dallas Farmers’ Market ranks as one of the largest open-air markets in the country. If you are looking for the freshest produce along with a fun shopping experience, check it out!

Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park
You can take a trip back in time when you visit the Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park. The museum portrays life in North Texas in 1840-1910. The museum is a vast dedication to the past that includes a working Civil War-era farm, a traditional household, Victorian-style homes, a schoolhouse, a church and typical businesses from that time. Both fun and educational, the museum provides a living interpretation of what life was like in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education & Tolerance
For a particularly moving experience, visit the Dallas Holocaust Museum. The museum houses an actual boxcar from Belgium that was used to transport Jews to concentration camps. There is also a beautiful memorial room dedicated to those who did not make it out alive. Their memory lives on as a sobering reminder for peace and tolerance.

The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealy Plaza
Another historical area to visit is the Sixth Floor Museum. Located on the sixth and seventh floors of an early 20th-century warehouse formerly known as the Texas School Book Depository, this museum was the location in which John F. Kennedy’s killer took the shot that ended his life. The exhibit celebrates the life of John F. Kennedy, explores his early death, and his legacy that lives on.

If you are planning a move to Dallas and need moving assistance, or just have a question about the Dallas area, give Frisco Moving Systems a call at 972-584-1097.