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Texas Movers Group

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

MC: 786361

Coleman American Companies- Plano

Allen Texas moving companies, 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

Muscular Moving Men, LLC

Do you need a Phoenix moving company that you can trust with your personal belongings? Are you relocating your office or business in the near future?...

US DOT: 1829172

MC: 691493

Hawaiian Shipping

As indicated by our name, Hawaiian Shippers specialize in shipping household items from and to Hawaii. There is something very special about the...

US DOT: 1208629

MC: 480787

Gulf Moving Systems

Allen TX, Your peace of mind is important to us. That's why we take time to offer so many services. Gulf Moving Systems offers: • Flexible pricing options. We...

US DOT: 2256609

Intra: 005203008C

MC: 770031

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

Moving Around LLC

At "A Moving Around" we understand the importance of moving not just furniture but the family as well. This major decision must not be taken lightly....

US DOT: 1302391

MC: 504508

24 hrs Moving Inc.

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

Federal Companies - St. Louis

Movers Allen TX, 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

National Van Lines

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

Cardinal Moving Systems

Allen Texas moving quotes, Cardinal Moving Systems provide customers with one, all-inclusive price for any and every type of move. As one of the biggest West Coast providers of...

US DOT: 1463484

MC: 552894

East Coast Moving and Storage

Finest Movers is a privately owned, fully licensed, and insured moving company providing local and long distance relocation services for residential...

US DOT: 1896009

MC: 681911

Hawaii Moving & Storage

Looking to move to Hawaii or from Hawaii? Hawaii Moving and Storage provides full shipping and moving services including auto transport, home...

US DOT: 2554992

MC: 890622

Chapman Transfer & Storage

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

Bekins A1 Movers, Inc.

You read that right; we’re Full Service Movers, which means we go above and beyond to do everything we can to make your move as easy on you as...

US DOT: 716970

Intra: 006119556C

MC: 224537

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.

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.

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.

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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