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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

National Van Lines

Allen Texas moving companies, 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

Hawaiian Van Lines

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

Bekins Moving Solutions

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

King David Moving and Storage

Allen TX, We've been one of the leading moving companies nation wide, and we want to help you with all of your moving needs. Whether you're moving into a new...

US DOT: 245804

Intra: 00680454C

MC: 847793

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

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

Prime Storage Systems Inc.

Moving to Hawaii or moving from Hawaii can be just as easy as one, two, three, it all depends on which relocation service you are using. At Prime...

US DOT: 2109775

MC: 735596

Allied & North American Van Lines

Movers Allen TX, Allied & North American Van Lines has over 85 years of experience and has built one of the largest moving networks in the world to service consumers,...

US DOT: 76235

MC: 15735

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

Hawaii Moving & Storage

Allen Texas moving quotes, 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: 2554992

MC: 890622

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

Alaska Terminals, Inc.

Alaska Terminals, Inc. is based in beautiful Anchorage, Alaska with branch offices in Fairbanks, Alaska as well as in Seattle, Washington. For the...

US DOT: 125550

MC: 79658

Puma Van Lines

Allen TX, 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

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

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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