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Across U.S.A. Moving & Storage

Across USA moving and Storage is a reliable, prompt, customer savvy company performing relocation service in local and long distance, along with...

US DOT: 1489126

Intra: 006095954c

MC: 560670

Green Van Lines Inc

Allen Texas moving companies, Green Van Lines also specializes in long distance moving to all the areas of United States of America (USA). We have a well established network and...

US DOT: 1734859

Intra: 6346932

MC: 635474

Orange Van Lines

We have love and passion for our business and enjoy sharing our experience, knowledge and resources to deliver the least stressful relocation...

US DOT: 1847068

MC: 669096

Puma Van Lines

Puma Van Lines is a professional, experienced and efficient Dallas based moving company, who has helped thousands of families and businesses move...

US DOT: 2139244

MC: 744605

The Moving Service

Allen TX, The Moving Service is a family owned and operated business. For over 26 years, we have been specializing in customer service by providing quality...

US DOT: 2276226

Intra: 006608028C

MC: 777534

Coleman American Companies- Plano

Are you planning an upcoming relocation in Dallas or the surrounding areas? Coleman American can offer you the completely customized relocation and...

US DOT: 76235

MC: 15735

Graebel San Antonio/Austin Movers, Inc.

For 60 years, Graebel has delivered consistent, world-class moving and storage services to over 1,000,000 families all over the globe. When you...

US DOT: 220843

Intra: 36367

MC: 158651

All Star Moving LLC

AllStar Moving offers a full range of packing AND unpacking services. Trained professional packers are able to help you with as much or as little of...

US DOT: 1392339

Intra: 529424

MC: 529424

24 hrs Moving Inc.

Movers Allen TX, 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

Intra: TXDMV 006563223C

MC: 658304

All Star Moving & Storage, Inc.

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

National Van Lines

Allen Texas moving quotes, National Van Lines is a family-owned business that has carefully transferred property and household goods like yours for over 75 years. We are a...

US DOT: 76628

MC: 042866

Federal Companies - St. Louis

In operation since 1913, Federal Companies is committed to our business. As times have changed, we have kept up by investing in new technologies and...

US DOT: 76235

Intra: TX:0000007143

MC: 15735

Premier Van Lines International Inc.

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

All State Van Lines Inc.

Allen TX, 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

Condor Moving Systems

Condor Moving Systems is fully licensed and insured. We are proud members of the American Moving and Storage Association; AMSA and the Southwest...

US DOT: 1126171

MC: 458180

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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