If you’re planning on moving to Dallas, Texas in the near future, North Dallas Moving and Storage has put together a comprehensive moving and packing guide and checklist to help you prepare for your upcoming long distance and interstate move.

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Long Distance Moving and Packing Planner

Long distance moves require a substantial amount of planning, work and organizing to get all the details just right. As an experienced long-distance moving company, our dedicated team at North Dallas Moving and Storage have proudly provided household moving and commercial moving service to families and businesses since 1966.

Moving Planner Checklist

To help you plan for your next move, we put together a moving planner checklist to help you get organized!

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Moving Planner Checklist

North Dallas Moving and Storage Moving Tips and Resources

Regulations for Interstate Moving Companies

Moving to the Dallas-Fort Worth area from a different state? Did you know there are a number of federal and state regulations interstate moving companies must follow to protect consumers’ property while in transit? When you prepare for your interstate move, it’s important to understand that you accept a considerable burden of risk and responsibility by loading all of your belongings onto one truck.

Government regulations are crafted to help minimize this risk by ensuring that the companies that own and operate moving trucks abide by certain rules. With that in mind, you must be sure your mover has an interstate Operating Authority (MC number), in addition to a DOT number, before letting them take possession of your property. As a 2nd generation family-owned business, and leading agent of United Van Lines, North Dallas Moving and Storage (MC67234) is a qualified interstate mover, and equipped to handle all aspects of your residential or corporate relocation.

Please read the tips to help you prepare for you move and you can also download our NDMS moving and planning reminder checklist

Dallas-Fort Worth Public, Private and Independent School

Do you have high school-age children? Explore some of the best public, private and independent schools in the DFW area. Results are based on statistics, student and parent reviews, and expert insights. Elementary school rankings are based on state test scores, student-teacher ratio, student diversity, teacher quality, and the overall quality of the school district. High school ranking factors include state test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, teacher quality, student and parent reviews, and more.

2016 Best Public Elementary Schools in Dallas-Fort Worth Metro

  1. Armstrong Elementary School – Highland Park, TX
  2. University Park Elementary School – University Park, TX
  3. Bradfield Elementary School – Highland Park, TX
  4. Hyer Elementary School – University Park, TX
  5. Beverly Elementary School – Allen, TX
  6. Barksdale Elementary School – Plano, TX
  7. Wyatt Elementary School – Plano, TX
  8. Hightower Elementary School – Plano, TX
  9. Mathews Elementary School – Plano, TX
  10. Stinson Elementary School – Richardson, TX
  11. View all top 100 public elementary schools at k12.niche.com

2016 Best Public High Schools in Dallas-Fort Worth Metro

  1. School for the Talented & Gifted – Dallas, TX
  2. School of Science & Engineering – Dallas, TX
  3. Highland Park High School – University Park, TX
  4. Plano West Senior High School – Plano, TX
  5. Carroll Senior High School – Southlake, TX
  6. Plano Senior High School – Plano, TX
  7. Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing & Visual Arts – Dallas, TX
  8. Coppell High School – Coppell, TX
  9. Uplift North Hills Preparatory Upper School – Irving, TX
  10. Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts Middle/High School – Fort Worth, TX
  11. View top 100 public high schools at k12.niche.com

2016 Best Private High Schools in Dallas-Fort Worth Metro

  1. St. Mark’s School of Texas – Dallas, TX
  2. The Hockaday School – Dallas, TX
  3. Cistercian Preparatory School – Southwest Dallas Township, TX
  4. Greenhill School – Addison, TX
  5. Jesuit College Prep School – Dallas, TX
  6. Trinity Valley School – Fort Worth, TX
  7. Ursuline Academy of Dallas – Dallas, TX
  8. Episcopal School of Dallas – Dallas, TX
  9. Yavneh Academy of Dallas – Dallas, TX
  10. The Oakridge School – Arlington, TX
  11. View top 100 private high schools at k12.niche.com

2016 Best School Districts in Dallas-Fort Worth Metro

  1. Highland Park Independent School District (Dallas) – Northeast Dallas Township, TX
  2. Carroll Independent School District – Northeast Tarrant Township, TX
  3. Plano Independent School District – Plano, TX
  4. Coppell Independent School District – Southwest Dallas Township, TX
  5. Allen Independent School District – Allen, TX
  6. Lovejoy Independent School District – Lucas, TX
  7. Frisco Independent School District – Frisco, TX
  8. Prosper Independent School District – Celina Township, TX
  9. Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District – Northeast Tarrant Township, TX
  10. Aledo Independent School District – Weatherford Southeast Township, TX
  11. View best school districts at k12.niche.com

Dallas Independent School Districts

  1. School for the Talented and Gifted – Dallas, TX
  2. School of Science and Engineering – Dallas, TX
  3. Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School – Dallas, TX
  4. Booker T. Washington SPVA – Dallas, TX
  5. Judge Barefoot Sanders Law Magnet – Dallas, TX
  6. School of Health Professions – Dallas, TX
  7. Rosie Sorrells Education and Social Services High School – Dallas, TX
  8. School of Business and Management – Dallas, TX
  9. Trinidad Garza Early College at Mt View – Dallas, TX
  10. Kathlyn Joy Gilliam Collegiate Academy – Dallas, TX
  11. Dallas Independent School Districts by U.S. News

Dallas-Fort Worth Job Statistics

Are you starting a new business in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, or have you just landed a new job in the Dallas area? According to the U.S. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington Metropolitan Statistical Area stood at 3,523,400 in June 2016, up 114,100 over the year. From June 2015 to June 2016, local employment in the DFW area rose 3.3 percent, above the national increase of 1.8 percent. Assistant Commissioner for Regional Operations Stanley W. Suchman noted that among the 12 largest metropolitan areas in the country, Dallas ranked second in the rate of job growth and third in the number of jobs added.

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Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington Metro Area had Average Hourly Wage

Workers in the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington Metropolitan Statistical Area had an average (mean) hourly wage of $23.57 in May 2015, above the nationwide average of $23.23, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Dallas is Home to 21 of the Fortune 500 Companies (updated June, 2016)

Dallas is home to 21 of the Fortune 500 companies and 18 of the top wealth holders on Forbes Magazine’s list of richest billionaires.

If you’re a business person who is moving to Dallas, it’s a good sign, and noteworthy to mention, that many of Dallas-Fort Worth largest companies are performing well. According to Fortune.com, 21 DFW-based companies landed in this year’s Fortune 500 list.

Last year, Dallas-Fort Worth had 18 companies on the list. Overall, Texas placed 52 companies on the list, the same as last year. Texas is No. 2 for Fortune 500 companies, topping California. Fortune said the top 500 companies accounted for $12.5 trillion in revenues, $945 billion in profits, $17 trillion in market value and employed 26.8 million people around the world.

List of  Fortune 500 Companies in Dallas-Fort Worth (updated June, 2016)

  1. 2 Exxon Mobil (Irving)
  2. 12 AT&T (Dallas)
  3. 53 Energy Transfer Equity (Dallas)
  4. 70 American Airlines Group (Fort Worth)
  5. 136 Fluor Corporation (Irving)
  6. 140 Kimberly-Clark (Irving)
  7. 150 HollyFrontier (Dallas)
  8. 161 Southwest Airlines (Dallas)
  9. 170 Tenet Healthcare (Dallas)
  10. 233 Texas Instruments (Dallas)
  11. 250 J.C. Penney (Plano)
  12. 306 Dean Foods (Dallas)
  13. 311 GameStop (Grapevine)
  14. 354 D. R. Horton (Fort Worth)
  15. 388 Commercial Metals (Irving)
  16. 395 Celanese (Dallas)
  17. 433 Trinity Industries (Dallas)
  18. 437 Dr Pepper Snapple Group (Plano)
  19. 446 Energy Future Holdings (Dallas)
  20. 494 Alliance Data Systems (Plano)
  21. 496 Pioneer Natural Resources (Irving)
  22. View all Fortune 500 companies at Fortune.com

About North Dallas Moving and Storage:

Founded in 1966, North Dallas Moving and Storage (NDMS) is a family-owned and operated business serving residential and commercial customers throughout Texas. NDMS was appointed as agent for United Van Lines in 1975 and has since established itself as one of United’s largest booking agents. The company is based in Carrollton, Texas, and offers local moving and storage solutions for residential and commercial clients throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex, while its interstate movers provide long-distance moving and relocation services nationwide. NDMS has consistently maintained an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau and has earned many accolades, including the Consumer’s Choice Award, United Van Lines Masters Club Award and Best of Carrollton Award. NDMS is affiliated with the American Moving & Storage Association (AMSA) as well as its ProMover and Registered International Mover (RIM) programs, and the company is a proud supporter of MoveRescue, Move for Hunger, and the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) and its Food 4 Kids program.