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Allied & North American Van Lines

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

Gouffon Moving & Storage Co, Inc.

Allen Texas moving companies, 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

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

Apple Moving

Allen TX, 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

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

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

Gulf Moving Systems

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

Guardian Moving Storage Inc.

Movers Allen TX, In a world that is quickly becoming a global village, the need for a sophisticated, cost effective and lightning quick international Moving Company...

US DOT: 1580667

MC: 585270

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

Muscular Moving Men, LLC

Allen Texas moving quotes, 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

American Van Lines, Inc.

American Van Lines is one of the fastest growing moving companies in the industry. With a reputation for premier service and attention to detail, we...

US DOT: 614506

Intra: IM 105

MC: 294798

Graebel Dallas 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

MC: 158651

Alaska Terminals, Inc.

Allen TX, 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

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

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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