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Apple Moving

Stevens Worldwide Van Lines has more than a century of experience in household goods relocation. Started with a horse and wagon in 1905, Stevens has...

US DOT: 72029

MC: 074681

24 hrs Moving Inc.

Allen Texas moving companies, 24 Hours Moving Inc. is a full service moving and storage company. We are fully licensed and insured. We're your one-stop-shop for everything, from...

US DOT: 1811306

MC: 658304

True King Relocation

Trust your long distance move to the real pros. When you’re moving long distance, it’s important to choose a moving company you can rely on....

US DOT: 2426592

Intra: 31326

MC: 817146

North American Van Lines

A move is more than relocating. It’s life changing. The professionals at North American Moving Services are experts in making every move – whether...

US DOT: 70851

MC: 107012

Texas Movers Group

Allen TX, Texas Movers Group is a licensed and insured company with more than 15 years of experience. Our prices are reasonable and we offer free estimates. We...

US DOT: 2303340

Intra: 006711542C

MC: 786361

United Moving and Storage

United Moving & Storage is a full service agency operated by experienced, professionally trained personnel. With more than 30 years of industry...

US DOT: 22889

MC: 096339

Los Angeles Transfer & Storage

Whether you're planning for a local move, a long distance, or a corporate move; Los Angeles Transfer is a clear and winning choice. Los Angeles...

US DOT: 1159748

MC: 466131

Shiphawk

Instantly compare rates from multiple carriers, regardless of size, commodity or destination. Even if it's unpacked.

US DOT: 2404410

MC: 821571

Chapman Transfer & Storage

Movers Allen TX, Arpin Van Lines, one of the nation’s leading household goods carriers, celebrates 107 years of continued growth and leadership in the transportation...

US DOT: 49922

MC: 621

Joy Moving and Storage

Whether you're moving across town, across the country or even across the World, our professional staff and movers will be there for you from the...

US DOT: 1597812

Intra: 006713563C

MC: 591098

Eden Relocation

Allen Texas moving quotes, We are an interstate moving company specializing in long-distance moves. Please consider using our services if you are moving to Hawaii. We pride...

US DOT: 932259

MC: 401787

Gouffon Moving & Storage Co, Inc.

Family owned and operated for more than 125 years and spanning four generations, Gouffon Moving & Storage Co. will provide you with the personalized...

US DOT: 553340

Intra: 181859

MC: 273542

All State Van Lines Inc.

Experience is our foundation. Having relocated thousands of families across the nation Allstate Van Lines strives to make sure your move is...

US DOT: 1727120

MC: 728127

Premier Van Lines International Inc.

Allen TX, Founded in 1992, Premier Van Lines International is one of Americas leading relocation companies which specialize in international moves. We are...

US DOT: 1930177

MC: 690093

AAA Moving & Storage

We are a full service door-to-door moving company. We own all of our trucks, storage facilities and hirer all our employees. We will be handling your...

US DOT: 2334187

MC: 798235

McAllen, Texas is located just five miles from the U.S./Mexico border and has a population of about 130,000 people. The weather tends to be hot and humid, with summer temperatures averaging in the 90s in the summer, and the winters are very mild, averaging in the 70s. There is a lot of humidity, and the annual rainfall averages 26 inches. McAllen is very proud of its arts and promotion of local artists. It embraces its diversity and celebrates it in many ways. Anyone moving to McAllen will find a city that is working hard to make it a wonderful place for every citizen.

Economy:
The median family income in McAllen is slightly lower than that of the state average. The cost of living in McAllen is quite a bit lower than the national average. The unemployment rate is lower than the national average, currently at only 7.6 percent. Due to the ratification of the North American Free Trade Agreement in 1994, trade, tourism and retail has increased tremendously in McAllen. Due to the fact that Reynosa, Mexico is only four miles away, many companies have moved to McAllen to do business with Mexico, and many Mexican Nationals cross the border to shop and eat in McAllen. Payscale.com named McAllen fourth on a list of the top ten cities in the nation for having the best available jobs.

History:
The area around McAllen had been settled by the Spanish on both sides of the Rio Grande River. In 1797, a ranch was started at the site of McAllen by Jose Manuel Gomez. His great-granddaughter Salome inherited the ranch and land in the early 1800s, and she married a Texas businessman, John Young. Young died in 1859, and Salome married John McAllen in 1861, the ranch and surrounding area became known as the McAllen Ranch. In 1904, the railroad arrived. The end of that year, the township was established and named after McAllen. That, coupled with an irrigation canal that was completed in 1908 helped the small community to grow. In 1911, the town was incorporated. The discovery of oil in the Reynosa, Mexico area created a rush of people from the interior of Mexico to work in Reynosa and this greatly increased the retail and tourism businesses in McAllen. During the 1980s, McAllen's designation as a Foreign Trade Zone made it the third largest ports-of-entry from Mexico to the states.

Tourism:
McAllen is one of the country's premiere places for bird watching. It is on the migratory routes for many endangered and rare birds. There are several sites for bird watching in McAllen, but the foremost one is Quinta Mazatlan, a 1930s country estate featuring an adobe hacienda. There are numerous art galleries there, and there is an art walk on the first Friday of every month from September until May. In April there is the Vida Verde Festival which is a celebration of nature. In October, the PalmFest International Folklife Celebration is dedicated to culture, music and local cuisine. Plus, there are many historical buildings, museums and lots of outdoor activities to enjoy.

  • McAllen is nicknames the 'City of Palms.'
  • There was segregation of Hispanic residents in McAllen until the mid 1960s

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