Moving from Texas to Minnesota
Nicknamed the “North Star State” or the “Land of 10,000 Lakes”, Minnesota has a population of over 5.7 million people and it continues to grow. It owes that to the high quality of life and the overall welcoming environment, among other reasons. The state is mainly made up of rural areas and waterbody, which is perfect for nature and outdoor lovers.
If you are used to the climate of Texas, you will have to prepare for Minnesota’s extremely harsh winters. On the bright side, Minnesota has four distinct seasons, unlike Texas’ two seasons.
Winters tend to last for more than 3 months, while hot and humid summers come and go very fast. Then again, spring and fall are worth waiting for. But Minnesota is so much more than its weather!
Economy and employment Opportunities
The economy of Minnesota is made up of agriculture (dairy products, corn, soybean, etc.) and industry (machinery, electric equipment, food processing, printing and publishing, etc.)
There is a saying that Minnesotans do not even know what unemployment is as the jobs opportunities in the state are bountiful. Home to a total of 19 Fortune 500 companies, Minnesota offers plenty of employment opportunities in various areas.
Housing and living costs
Living and housing costs depend a lot on where in Minnesota you will decide to settle. If we compare living and housing costs of Texas’ and Minnesota’s state capitals, West St. Paul overall is 10% cheaper than Austin, and housing is 35% less expensive.
Minnesota is well-known for its high income taxes and fairly high food and housing costs. On the other hand, the utility costs are relatively low. The median household income also gets higher than the national average, especially if you work in medical, business, and technology fields.
A few things you need to know before moving to Minnesota
Minnesotans have a laid-back lifestyle that perfectly fits with the state’s astonishing nature. With 10,000 Lakes and 90,000 miles of shoreline, be ready to fall in love with swimming and fishing. You can also go canoeing, boating, as well as ice fishing or skating when the water freezes in the winter. The cross-country ski slopes will be waiting for you throughout the state, too.
In Minnesota, outdoor festivals are no slim pickings. No matter the season, there will be no place for boredom. From the sensational Minnesota State Fair and St.Paul Winter Carnival to Octoberfest and Moose Madness Festival – you’ll want to visit them all.
Moving to Minnesota with a car
If you will be moving to Minnesota with a car, you will need to register it with the MN Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS) within 60 days after you establish your move. Unlike most US states which require you to complete your car registration in person, in Minnesota you will be able to do so by mail. Just remember to renew it every year. You will also have 60 days to transfer your out-of-state driver’s license.
To avoid any parking tickets, check with your neighborhood area or building landlord whether you need any parking permits as soon as you move in.
Corsia Logistics will be happy to help you move your vehicle to Minnesota. We provide comprehensive auto transport services covering every aspect of the process. Request your free quote online or call us at (818) 850-5258 and speak with one of our logistics experts.