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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

Allied & North American Van Lines

Allen Texas moving companies, 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

Hood Moving & Relocation

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

Jackson Movers LLC

Jackson Movers is a locally owned and operated moving and storage company in Dallas, TX. We move and relocate residential and commercial property. we...

US DOT: 3138126

MC: 97376

Coleman American Companies- Plano

Allen TX, We are the residential movers who strive to make your relocation experience simplified - regardless of whether you are moving across the street or...

US DOT: 76235

MC: 15735

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

Intra: 6041428C

MC: 458180

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

National Van Lines

Founded in 1929, National Van Lines is an ESOP-owned enterprise that began in the Chicago area as a horse and wagon moving service and expanded to a...

US DOT: 76628

MC: 42866

TX Moving And Storage LLC

Movers Allen TX, After all, transporting your valuables from one state to another is one of the main concerns in planning your move. At TX Moving & Storage we put...

US DOT: 3266915

Intra: 008739188C

MC: 1030727

Colonial Van Lines

When you hire a long-distance moving company, you want to rest assured that the team you’ve chosen has the skills and convictions you need to trust...

US DOT: 1434373

MC: 681534

Beltmann Relocation Group

Allen Texas moving quotes, 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

MC: 107012

Aragon Moving Systems LLC

Aragon Movers offers the best moving services in Los Angeles. We offer Residential, Commercial, Local and Long-Distance, Intrastate and International...

US DOT: 3190860

MC: 136237

All American Movers

There are no jobs that are too small or too large for All American Movers. We have the staff members as well as the extensive fleet of vehicles to...

US DOT: 1189842

MC: 479470

U-Pack Moving

Allen TX, ABF U-Pack Moving was launched nationwide on October 1, 1997 by ABF Freight System, Inc. U-Pack has become an extremely popular choice for...

US DOT: 82866

MC: 29910

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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