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There are many great reasons to consider moving from San Francisco to Texas. Whether you’re looking for a bigger home at a better value or you want to leave city life behind for the rolling vistas of the great Lone Star State, you will surely appreciate everything that the beautiful state of Texas has to offer. To make your move from San Francisco to Texas smooth and hassle-free, you’ll need the help of an experienced long distance moving company. With over 50 years of experience handling complex long distance moves, AMS Relocation can manage all of the details so that all you have to worry about is settling into your new Texas home.

At AMS Relocation, we strive to provide the best service in the industry and we have the credentials to back it up. As an agent of Bekins Van Lines, we have access to a nationwide network of resources for moving and storage professionals, which means we are able to handle any move, no matter how complex or specialized. With our, BBB Accreditation and our ProMover status, you can trust that your move will be in good hands. We have also earned the Bekins Agent of the Year award, which prove our commitment to providing service that goes above and beyond.

Moving to Texas from San Francisco

Let’s be honest: Moving to Texas from San Francisco is no easy feat. There are so many details to keep track of that you’ll need the help of an experienced moving company by your side. At AMS Relocation, we begin every move with a thorough in-home estimate so that you will understand your moving costs, then we assign you a personal move coordinator who will be there to answer your questions and help you navigate your move to Texas from San Francisco. Our comprehensive moving services include:

  • Protective Padding of Furniture
  • Professional Packing
  • Special Handling of Antiques
  • Hand-Wrapping of Fine China & Glassware
  • Containerized Storage Available
  • Specially Designed Dollies and Ramps
  • Supplies for Self-Packing
  • Custom Crating for Fine Art & Mirrors
  • Complete Inventory of Items
  • Comprehensive Valuation Protection

San Francisco to Texas Moving & Storage

When the unexpected happens, AMS Relocation offers flexible storage options to keep your household items safe and secure for any length of time until they can be moved from San Francisco to Texas. Your belongings will be stored in an enclosed wood vault or a mobile storage container that is housed in our secure 60,000 sq. ft. warehouse.

San Francisco to Texas Movers

If your move from San Francisco to Texas is due to corporate relocation, be sure to speak with AMS Relocation about our employee relocation services. We will work with your company’s requirements and budget to create a cost-effective moving plan that will work with your schedule.

Want to start planning your move from San Francisco to Texas? AMS Relocation is here to help! Give us a call to learn more about our moving and storage solutions or fill out our easy online form to schedule your free, no-obligation moving estimate.

Why Choose AMS Relocation?

Help People Philosophy

At AMS Bekins, our philosophy is and always has been simply – 'Help People.' As a result of our dedication to helping our customers with every aspect of their international moves, we have a 30% repeat and referral customer rate.

High Customer Satisfaction

AMS was founded in 1949 and has proudly served over 250K customers. We are the Bay Area's most trusted moving company

Award Winning Service

AMS Bekins is a leading award-winning agent for Bekins Van Lines and has also earned their Agent of the Year Award. In addition, we have been named the San Francisco Examiner Moving Company of the Year for 10 consecutive years.

With over 70 years of service in Santa Clara, San Mateo, and San Francisco counties, AMS Bekins is one of the best-known and most established moving companies in the Bay Area. Whether it’s for business or personal reasons, or if you’re moving long-distance, local, to an international location—our team of moving experts is here to help guide you through a smooth, easy, and affordable relocation.


Although our team is experienced in planning moves all over the globe, one of the biggest trends we’ve seen lately is a migration of California residents moving out of the Bay Area and into Texas. We’ve helped many of our customers make successful transitions to the Lone Star State, along with many of the services we mentioned in this blog on moving from San Francisco to Texas.

While we love living in the Bay Area, there’s no doubt that Texas is a great place to live with plenty of perks. If you’re moving to Austin, Dallas, San Antonio, or Houston, or elsewhere, take a look at some important information that will help you adjust to your new home in the grand state of Texas.

Goodbye Bay Area, Hello, Lone Star State!

Many of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas and cities in the United States are in Texas, which explains the heavy migration of California residents leaving the tight, overpriced spaces of the Bay Area for wider, more affordable pastures. Dallas Fort Worth, Austin, Houston, and Midland are among the cities with the biggest population growth over the last decade, with plenty of jobs, affordable housing, and more.

Despite the things you’ll miss about San Francisco, however, you’re bound to love life in Texas—where everything is bigger and better, at least according to the locals. Take a look at some of the perks and also some of the downsides you should know about living in the Lone Star State.

Real Estate is Actually Affordable

After living in California, it’s safe to say that your favorite perk about Texas will be paying less for housing. There’s absolutely nothing to complain about when it comes to the affordability of Texas compared to California, and you’re likely to be looking forward to living large at a fraction of the cost of the insanely expensive housing prices in the Bay Area.

So how much will you pay, really? Well, it depends on where you are and the kind of home you’re moving into. Smaller cities will cost less to live in, while living in metropolitan areas like Dallas and Houston average under $1000 a month for two or three-bedroom apartment rentals. If you’re purchasing your home, the median home price in the DFW metropolitan area is around $220,000, which is a much lower price tag than the $1,200,000 you’ll pay for an average home in San Francisco.

Cost of Living is Cheaper

Speaking of saving money, did we mention that Texas is cheap? Compared to California, one of the most expensive places to live in the world, the cost of living in Texas is cheaper across the board—from real estate and housing prices, to dining and entertainment, gas prices, energy costs, and more. You’ll also love exchanging California’s high taxes for Texas’ no-charge for personal state taxes system, and lower sales tax policies.

People are Friendly

It’s true that you’ll find plenty of types of people in Texas, and many transplants from other places, just like yourself. But in general, Texans are known for their friendly, open-armed culture and busy social lives. If you’re hoping to make friends in Texas, you’re likely to have a lot of luck—al you have to do is put yourself out there.

Texas: A Sports Fanatic’s Paradise

Love sports? If so, you’ll find yourself among friends in Texas, where sports are a state passion. From the Dallas Cowboys to the Houston Astros, to the University of Texas Longhorns and D1 football teams all over the state, sports are a big deal here—especially football, basketball, and baseball. If you have children that love sports, they’re in luck too—sports programs in Texas are world-class all over the state.

Unpredictable Weather

Now for some of the downsides of living in Texas. To start, one of California’s biggest appeals for most people is the weather, especially in Southern California. You might miss the cool, overcast mornings and temperate, breezy afternoons of the Bay Area living in Texas, where the climate can seem to vary on a day-to-day basis.

It can get scorching hot in the summers, and the short winter can be freezing cold. Light snow isn’t uncommon in the wintertime, but tornadoes are—an average of 130 tor Texas is also a major tornado capital with an average of 132 tornadoes touch down somewhere in the state every year.

Giant Insects!

Everything’s bigger in Texas—and that includes the insects, too. Lots of bugs live in Texas, attracted to the warm, balmy weather and moist air from coming in from the Southern Gulf of Mexico. If you’re not used to massive insects, this can take some taking used to—remember to carry bug spray with you if you’re going to be spending a lot of time outdoors, especially when the weather is warm.

Make Your Move with the Experts at AMS Bekins

At AMS Bekins, we’re proud to provide the level of service we’re known for as one of the top-rated moving companies in the nation. If you’re planning a residential or commercial move to Texas or anywhere else in the world, we can help you make your move a success—with full-service solutions customized to suit your exact preferences and needs. For more information about moving to Texas or making a local or long-distance move with us, give our team a call today. You can also get started now by filling out our online form to request a free, no-obligation pricing estimate and moving consultation in your home or at your business.