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Moving from Texas to Oklahoma - Benefits, Cost & How To

While it is famous for its cowboy culture, delicious Tex-Mex food, and southern hospitality, Texas isn’t the place for everyone. Indeed, with its high property tax, humid weather, and city congestion, many Texans are making the move north to Oklahoma. 

It's not hard to see why either, as Oklahoma offers American Institutions such as mouth-watering Chicken Fried steak and the iconic Route 66, not to mention the rich cultural heritage of the First Nations People. To find out more about the advantages of moving from Texas to Oklahoma, as well as the costs and how to navigate the move, read our comprehensive guide below. 

Scenic view of Oklahoma

The Benefits of Moving from Texas to Oklahoma

Just North of Texas, Oklahoma is a popular state for Texans looking to relocate for a wide range of reasons, including: 

More Varied Weather 

While many Texans adore its hot and arid all-year-round climate, others long to live in a state where they experience all four seasons throughout the year. The good news is that in Oklahoma, you’ll have a much wider range of weather with a hot but less humid summer and a cooler winter that can even bring snow on occasion. Spring and Fall tend to change fairly quickly in OK, but with the greater variety in temperature and weather, you’ll likely need to update your wardrobe and include a few more winter jumpers and coats.

Cost Of Living is Cheaper in Oklahoma Compared to Texas

Oklahoma is the third lowest state when it comes to the cost of living in the entire US. That means by moving from Texas to Oklahoma, you can make some considerable savings on your monthly outgoings. 

In particular, house prices are significantly cheaper in Oklahoma than in Texas, which means you may be able to afford a larger property, one in an even more upmarket area, or both without feeling any financial strain. 

Amazing Sports and Entertainment in Oklahoma

There is no arguing that Texas is a great state for entertainment and sports. However, Oklahoma is no slouch either, as it plays host to a wide variety of museums and art galleries such as the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, the stunning Philbrook Museum of Art house in an Italian Style Villa amid beautiful gardens, and the ever-fascinating Museum of Osteology (bones) which is home to some of the spectacular skeletons from the animal kingdom. 

However, if it is music you’re after, then you could check out Beer City Music Hall, the Civic Center Music Hall, the Diamond Ballroom, and the Jones Assembly. Oh, and don't forget that cities such as Tulsa also have a vibrant and thriving music scene with live acts and plenty of local bands to watch. 

If sports are more your bag, you’re not going to be disappointed with Oklahoma either, as they have plenty of professional sports teams to root for, including: 

  • Oklahoma City Energy Football Club - (Soccer)
  • The Oklahoma City Dodgers play out of Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark (Baseball) 
  • Tulsa Drillers play out of ONEOK Field. (Baseball) 

Then there is the college football scene that you’ll find to be thriving in every college town. Expect plenty of opportunities for tailgating, getting to know your fellow fans in the parking lot, or heading to one of the great food and beer spots you’ll find all over the state, such as Elgin Park Brewery in Tulsa or OKC’s Bleu Garten in Oklahoma City. 

Faster Commutes and Fewer Traffic Jams 

If one of the reasons you're leaving Texas is to get away from the long, stressful commutes experienced in the metropolitan areas, you’ll be delighted with the cities in OK. The reason for this is that both Oklahoma and Tulsa road infrastructure have been carefully designed to encourage the free flow of traffic, even during rush hour. Yes, that’s right, if you live in an Oklahoma city, you can expect your daily commute time to be reduced by at least 5% compared to the major cities in Texas.

How to Move from Texas to Oklahoma

Even though they are neighboring states, packing up all your possessions and moving from Texas to Oklahoma tends to be more complicated than just throwing things into your car. After all, you’ll have large, heavy, and potentially delicate items that you’ll want to be moved with care and professionalism. 

The good news is that you can ensure a stress-free moving day by leaving the heavy lifting and the driving to the professionals at Allied. Whether you’re moving a short distance or a long one, Allied has 95 years of experience, so you can be sure they will move your treasured possessions safely to OK, treating every item of furniture with the respect and reverence it deserves. 

Cost of Moving from Texas to Oklahoma

The average linehaul cost of a move from Texas to Oklahoma with Allied is $5,100.

However, it is worth remembering that many factors go into calculating moving costs. These include the number of belongings being moved, distance, packing and unpacking, special items, and much more. With that in mind, if you want the most accurate estimate, it's best to fill out the Instaquote above.

Average cost to move: $5,100

Most Popular Cities in Oklahoma

Oklahoma City

If you are looking for a contemporary city that still honors its cowboy culture, you can’t do better than Oklahoma City. Known as the Horse Show Capital of the World, you can check out some of the most jaw-dropping riding you’ll see anywhere in the US and then head into the city for world-class food in restaurants like Metro Wine Bar & Bistro on Western Avenue and Vast located on the 49th floor of the Devon Tower offering panoramic views of the city. 


Tulsa is a city that has it all; from outdoor pursuits such as the Arkansas River trails to cultural delights like the Gilcrease Museum, there is something for everyone here. Oh, and let’s not forget the buzzing live music scene in Tulsa, which is supplemented by plenty of amazing places to shop, like Utica Square Shopping Center, and cool places to eat, such as the informal and fun Kilkenny's Irish Pub, where they offer a tasty full Irish breakfast to the more refined atmosphere of the Polo Grill and their private dining rooms. 


Norman, Oklahoma, is a college town in the sense of the word, and that means you can expect plenty of football and football-related events centered around their popular Sooners team. Of course, there are plenty of other delights that Norman has to offer aside from football, including great golf courses, stunning scenery like that you will find at Lake Thunderbird, and a bustling downtown area. 


Located close to the Wichita Mountains, Lawton, Oklahoma, has a rich history dating back to First Nations Peoples. Modern Lawton was founded rather more recently, in 1901, and was the result of a typical American Land grab of that era. 

Serving most of SW Oklahoma's recreation, medical, cultural, and shopping needs, you’ll find everything you could want in Lawton, from great restaurants such as Ted's Café Escondido

and The Silver Spoon, to museums like the famous Fort Sill National Historic Landmark and Museum, and even well-stocked malls like The Central Plaza. 

Why Choose Allied Van Lines For Your Texas To Oklahoma Move? 

Moving can be stressful, interstate and long-distance moving doubly so. That is why you need the dedicated and experienced experts at Allied to help. There is no one better qualified to manage your move, as we've been successful moving people long distance for over 95 years. We have one of the largest moving networks in the world, which means no matter what challenges may occur, we’ll be there to get you through the whole experience with the minimum of stress, leaving you refreshed and energized to settle into your new home. 

Allied Provides Outstanding Customer Service 

When you choose Allied Van Lines for your move, you are choosing yourself and your own well-being during the moving process. This is because we pride ourselves on the very top level of customer service, and we are qualified to support you with every part of your move, from planning to packing and transporting your treasured possessions and more. 

Moving Solutions Customized For You 

Here at Allied, we understand that there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to moving and that you and your moving needs are unique to you. That is why we offer carefully customized solutions, leveraging the power of our international network to make sure your move not only meets your needs but goes as smoothly as possible, whether it is a long-distance move or an international one. 

Get the Allied Advantage 

Only we provide access to your very own Allied Personal Relocation Consultant, who will be there to support you at every stage of your move. They’ll help cut the stress from the very beginning of the process all the way until the last boxes are picked up from your new place (just one more thing Allied ensures you won’t have to worry about!). 

Begin your stress-free moving journey by contacting Allied today, or get started with a free quote.

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