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myBekins

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

City Moving

Allen Texas moving companies, GP Movers offer the best moving services around. You can have a team of professional and highly skilled movers backing your move when you choose GP...

US DOT: 1826833

Beltmann Relocation Group

Beltmann Relocation Group is one of the oldest and largest agent for North American Van Lines. Our experienced staff and commitment to customer...

US DOT: 70851

Intra: MTR0189175

MC: 107012

Superior Movers, Inc.

At Superior Movers, we think beyond the boxes. We do more than move your belongings...we move your life. Our moving services begin well before the...

US DOT: 1205259

Intra: 000534906C

MC: 479865

Federal Companies - St. Louis

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

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

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

Graebel Van Lines - Dallas

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

MC: 158651

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

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

All Points Pioneer Relocation Services

Allen Texas moving quotes, All Points is a familiar name to people who are moving in Texas. The first All Points office opened in Houston in 1984. By 2000, the company had...

Intra: 005968602C

AAA Moving & Storage

AAA Moving & Storage is a leader in the moving business for the past 12 years. Proudly providing a variety moving services including Self-Storage in...

US DOT: 2334187

MC: 798235

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

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

The Moving Service

The Moving Service (also known as DD&K Vanlines) is a family owned and operated business. For over 26 years, we have been specializing in customer...

US DOT: 2276226

Intra: 006608028C

MC: 777534

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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