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Moving in Austin

MI-BOX Moving Austin, Texas

Moving doesn't have to be stressful. Relax. MI-BOX Moving in Austin has convenient and cost effective moving solutions. 

Storage in Austin

MI-BOX Storage Austin, Texas

Storage in Austin for residential and commercial uses is delivered right to your door. MI-BOX Storage has you covered.


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Level loading and unloading protects your valuables. MI-BOX's patented delivery system takes moving and storage to a new level. 

Moving In Austin, Texas

MI-BOX Moving & Mobile Storage in Austin is not like any other moving company. MI-BOX makes moving simple by giving you more time. Our portable moving containers are delivered by our patented Level Lift System and sit outside your home or place of business at ground level for easy 24/7 access. Load anything you want to move into our mobile moving containers. Use MI-BOX to stage your home, clear clutter, and sell faster and for more money. Once the unit is full, just call us and we'll move it to your new home in Austin or anywhere in the Austin area or we'll store it for you in our climate-controlled warehouse. Loading and unloading once, saves you time, energy and money. MI-BOX Moving is locally owned and operated, so you're guaranteed the best prices and service available in the Austin. Call now and get Moving with MI-BOX.

Moving Services in Austin

Our goal is simple. We want to take the stress out of moving. Traditional moving methods are simply becoming outdated. Why cram what should be a few weeks of work into a day? Call MI-BOX Moving in Austin for a better way to move. We specialize in residential and commercial moving. MI-BOX will bring your choice of a 8', 16' or 20' mobile moving container right to you. Our containers fit in a standard parking space, so they're great for apartments, condos, single family homes or commercial job sites. Load or unload them at your leisure. You rent by the month, so forget the pressure of working under unreasonable moving deadlines. MI-BOX Moving has helped thousands of people move in Austin and surrounding areas. See our moving tips for helpful suggestions.

Planning is the key to any successful move. It always takes longer than you think, so get started today!

Call MI-BOX Moving in Austin. 512-385-4444

 Movers in Austin

Before choosing a local mover in Austin, you'll want to ask a few questions. One of the most important questions will always be, “How much will my move cost?”

Traditional moving companies in Austin can only provide you with a moving estimate until everything is on their truck, because they are required to charge by weight. Not with MI-BOX Moving. Instead, our pricing is determined by the size of the container and the distance we need to travel. MI-BOX Moving will give you one guaranteed price on our moving services. Simply tell us when you would like a moving container delivered and we'll deliver it and place it where it's most convenient for you. Our goal is to make your next move simple and hassle-free. So get moving today. Call now.

MI-BOX Moving Austin, Texas

Storage In ​Austin, Texas

Storage in Austin is easy with MI-BOX Mobile Storage & Moving. We deliver each mobile storage unit right to your home or business. Keep the storage unit on site or we can pick it up and store it for you at our safe, secure storage location in Austin, Texas. 

Convenient Storage in Austin. MI-BOX storage containers are delivered to you - there's no need to even leave home. Say goodbye to renting moving trucks or U-hauls. No need to call friends to help. No more back and forth trips to a public storage unit.  You deserve a more convenient storage option.  With MI-BOX Storage in Austin, you can take your time. Your storage units are right outside your door. We do all the driving. There's no need to rent a truck or make multiple trips to a self storage facility nearby. 

Save Time & Money on Self Storage in Austin. Storage locations in Austin require renting a moving truck, driving back and forth to their facility, unloading and reloading until your mini storage unit is full. Then, when you need access to your stored belongings, you have to repeat this frustrating and time-consuming process. Not with MI-BOX Storage. We deliver and pick up each storage unit.  Load your MI-Box on your own time. MI-BOX storage units rent by the month, so you can take as much time as you need. Loading and unloading only once will save you time, money, and hassle.

Great Self Storage Service. MI-BOX Storage in Austin is locally owned and operated. Nobody will try harder to give you the best possible storage experience. Our business depends on it. So if you're looking for unparalleled service and convenient storage near me, then get great prices and service from MI-BOX Storage in Austin.

Austin Portable Storage

Other portable storage companies in Austin require you to rent a moving truck, drive back and forth to the facility, unloading and reloading your items until your mini storage unit is full. Then, when you need access to your stored belongings, you have repeat the process all over again. Not with MI-BOX Storage. We do all the driving. MI-BOX storage containers in Austin rent by the month so you can fill them at a pace that's best for you. Loading and unloading only once will save you time and money.

Austin Business Storage

MI-BOX works with commercial businesses every day to remedy their short-term or long-term storage needs. Seasonal or permanent, we have something for you. With the price of real estate in Austin, this is a great way to add square footage. We understand business moves quickly and time is money, so MI-BOX goes the extra mile in Austin. We are locally owned and operated, so we understand the importance of delivering fast, dependable service. You can count on MI-BOX for the most reliable storage solutions for business storage needs. 

Portable Storage Near Me

MI-BOX Mobile Storage & Moving delivers our secure portable storage units to Austin, Texas and all surrounding areas.  MI-BOX has storage locations throughout the Austin area. To find the most convenient storage location near you, please click find a storage location near me.

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MI-BOX Moving & Storage Containers 

MI-BOX Moving and Storage containers in Austin, Texas are strong, sturdy and weather resistant. They're designed for convenience and protection. Our mobile storage containers are constructed using composite technology, a high density polyethylene plastic core bonded between two high strength steel skins. Composite wall panels provide strength and durability to ensure you are protected. All framing is structural grade steel that is hot dipped galvanized to prevent rust. Each container has a full-width, lockable door. Only you will have the key. A one-piece roof is designed to shelter everything inside and keep it safe from the elements. MI-BOX moving and storage containers are the longest-lasting mobile storage containers available. They're built to keep your valuables safe and secure. Use the most trusted brand in the industry to protect your worldly possessions. Use MI-BOX Mobile Storage & Moving Containers in Austin.

Moving and Storage Sizes

MI-BOX portable storage containers come in three convenient sizes so you only rent the space you actually need. We are proud to offer 8', 16', and 20' moving and storage containers.

Our 8' self-storage unit is great for small jobs, dorm rooms, seasonal items, inventory, or when you just need a little extra storage space.

The 16' storage units are our most popular size and can fit the contents of 3-4 rooms, a basement, or bulky items such as patio furniture, sofas, or dining room sets. 

Our 20' storage containers are perfect for on-site jobs like remodeling or restoration projects, household moves or site-to-site business moving. The 20' storage containers are often used by first responders when dealing with emergencies.


Moving and Storage Units

MI-BOX brand moving and storage units are built to last a lifetime. Only quality products are used in the manufacturing process to ensure your items will be secure. Tested from coast to coast in the US and Canada, MI-BOX has been designing and building quality mobile storage containers since 2004. They protect against sun-fade, radiant heat, snow, and ice. Use the most trusted portable storage brand in the industry to ensure your belongings are kept safe. Rent MI-BOX Moving and Storage units in Austin.

MI-BOX Portable Storage Containers Austin

Austin Moving, Storage, and So Much More

MI-BOX Moving & Mobile Storage containers are great for so many things! It's more than just moving - rely on MI-BOX for all of your mobile storage needs. Short-term or long-term, personal or professional, MI-BOX of Austin is here for you. Perhaps you're working on the restoration or remodeling of your home, a business in need of extra space for inventory, or facing a daunting organization project. We can help! Look to MI-BOX in Austin for the flexible, portable storage you need. 

Disaster Restoration in Austin

Disaster can strike your home at any moment, with little or no warning, leaving it unprotected. Whether it be fire, storm or flood, MI-BOX is here to help. We can provide secure, on-site storage for your belongings, while the professionals focus on restoring your home.

 Garage Makeovers in Austin

Let us deliver a secure, weather resistant 8', 16' or 20' mobile storage container right to your home. Load it at a short distance and lock it up when you're away. Your tools, bicycles, and lawn equipment won't hinder you throughout the project, and will remain nearby, safe and easily accessible to you.

 Remodeling Projects in Austin

Use a MI-BOX portable storage unit to store your belongings during remodeling projects. Focus on flooring and painting, without squeezing past furniture or moving your items from room-to-room. Don't allow dust to seep into your upholstery. Look to MI-BOX for your remodeling solutions.

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MI-BOX Self-Storage Austin 

Self-Storage Austin, Texas
  • Security - MI-BOX self-storage units ensure your belongings' safety 
  • Timeliness - On-time delivery, reliably bringing self-storage to you
  • Flexibility - Load your containers at your own pace, with no time limits 
  • Convenience - Keep your items right outside your home or business
  • Accessibility - FREE access to your containers in our warehouse
  • Save Time - Eliminate multiple trips to-and-from self-storage lockers
  • Save Money - Guaranteed rates, forget gas or truck rental charges

Self Storage Austin Fun Facts

The self storage industry is highly fragmented, with 18% being owed by the six largest companies, 9 % owned by the next top 100 and 73% owned by small operators.

There is about 1.7 billion sq. ft. of rent-able self storage space in the US. Enough for every man, woman and child in the US to stand under.

No Call Centers - Talk to a Local Expert

MI-BOX Mobile Storage locations are locally owned and operated. We don't use call centers - you'll always talk directly to a local professional in your area. Providing cost effective solutions, understanding our customers needs and delivering exceptional service is what sets us apart. Experience the MI-BOX difference by calling MI-BOX Mobile Storage & Moving in Austin today. 

Storage that is Safe and Secure

MI-BOX has been manufacturing our own self-storage containers since 2004. Weather resistant and tough, our mobile containers have been tested from coast to coast in the U.S. and Canada for years to ensure the safety of your valuables. With quality portable containers and the most trusted brand name in the storage industry, look to MI-BOX Austin to meet your storage needs. 

​Protect your Belongings from Damage

MI-BOX Moving & Mobile Storage in Austin uses our patented Level Lift System that gently places each storage unit in more places with greater ease than any other container storage company. Your storage container and contents are kept level at all times, protecting them from damage. MI-BOX uses the longest lasting, most durable storage containers available, ensuring your valuables are protected.

Get the Service you Deserve

MI-BOX Mobile Storage & Moving dealers are owned and operated by hard working families in your area. All dealers use MI-BOX containers and our patented Level Lift System to ensure a quality experience every time. You're guaranteed to get the best possible prices and service from people who want to earn your business. Experience the difference - rent your next storage container from MI-BOX.

Store On-Site at Your location

  • Storage containers delivered to your door
  • ​Convenient mobile storage access 24/7
  • Secure storage - lockable roll up doors
  • Weather resistant portable storage 
  • Great for remodeling projects
  • Organizing garages and seasonal items
  • Temporary storage at your business
  • Staging your home for sale
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  • ​Self storage containers delivered to your door
  • Convenient  storage access 24/7
  • ​Secure portable storage lockable roll up doors
  • Weather resistant mobile storage containers
  • ​Storage units that won't damage your driveway
  • ​Rent the self storage space you need
  • ​Container storage units on your site or at our self storage centers
  • ​Guaranteed on time deliveries of your storage containers
  • ​Self storage containers delivered to your door
  • ​Convenient mobile storage access 24/7
  • ​Secure portable storage lockable roll up doors
  • ​Weatherproof mobile storage containers
  • ​Storage units that won't damage your driveway
  • ​Rent the self storage space you need
  • ​Container storage units on your site or at our self storage centers
  • Guaranteed on time deliveries of your storage containers

Compare MI-BOX To PODS in Austin®

With MI-BOX, you’re guaranteed to get the best possible service and prices for all your moving and storage needs. But don’t take our word for it - go to the sites of PODS®, U-Haul®, and our other mobile storage competitors and compare them for yourself. Consider our secure containers, patented delivery system, guaranteed prices, and the flexibility MI-BOX delivers. Think about it. No loading ramps, no trucks to rent, no time restraints. We know you have options, so we're constantly striving to make MI-BOX in Austin, Texas the best choice for all your moving and storage needs. If you have any questions, please call and talk to us directly. MI-BOX Moving & Storage in Austin, Texas is locally owned and operated. You'll always talk directly to our highly trained operations manager who is here to help.  


Some customers use the term "pod" referring to any portable storage container because PODS® popularized the concept of portable storage.  However, PODS® and "pod" are registered trademarks of PODS Enterprises, Inc, which MI-BOX is not affiliated with. The generic terms used in the storage industry are either "mobile storage containers" or "portable storage containers," but don't worry - we'll know what you mean.

PODS® is a registered trademark for PODS Enterprises, Inc and U-Haul® is a registered trademark of U-Haul International, Inc. MI-BOX® not sponsored by, or affiliated with, any of these competitors.


MI-BOX Mobile Storage & Moving in Austin, TX is locally owned and operated. From your first call or online quote, you'll experience the difference personalized service makes. You'll get convenient moving and storage solutions, on-time delivery and more choices in Austin at the best prices. MI-BOX offers 8', 16' and 20' moving and storage containers. PODS® in Austin does not have 20' units. MI-BOX Moving & Storage also uses our industry exclusive, patented Level Lift System. We never use call centers - you will always talk to an expert who cares about your experience. Compare MI-BOX® to PODS® today.

MI-BOX vs PODS® Austin, Texas

MI-BOX® Level Lift System

MI-BOX Mobile Storage & Moving in Austin delivers portable storage containers using our patented Level Lift System. There is no tilting required, which protects your belongings and driveway. We maintain a level load while loading, unloading or transporting to ensure stored goods do not shift. The Level Lift System also enables us to have the smallest footprint possible and a very low clearance height. We can deliver on any surface - unpaved, inclined or declined. Snow or rain are no problem for the MI-BOX Level Lift System. It gently sets each portable storage container precisely where you'd like it and picks it up without ever leaving a trace. It's the most efficient container delivery system available.

Moving & Storage Delivered

Only MI-BOX dealers use our patented, industry exclusive Level Lift System. With it, we can do what the others can't. MI-BOX delivers containers to more places than any other mobile storage competitor. It's safe, easy and it's designed to protect your contents inside. Rest easy knowing your items are stored exactly how you packed them. 

The MI-BOX Level Lift System is in a class of its own. It allows for faster deliveries which keeps you on time. Our drivers operate the system with a watchful eye via remote control, resulting in reliable deliveries. It generally takes 5 minutes or less to drop off or pick up a mobile storage container.

See for yourself how the MI-BOX Level Lift System works.

MI-BOX Moving Guide to Austin, Texas  

Moving to Austin, Texas

Austin, Texas: the city of breakfast tacos and year-round sun. “The City of the Violet Crown” has been named as one of the ‘Best Cities and Neighborhoods for Millennials’ by Forbes magazine (2017), and the No.1 Place to Live in the US by U.S. News and World Report (2017). Below is MI-BOX’s complete guide to moving to Austin, Texas.

Austin History

Austin is the fourth largest city in Texas and the 11th largest in the USA. One of the things to know before moving to Austin is that its origins lie in the riverside village of Waterloo, a buffalo-hunting area that was occupied by the Tonkawa and Comanche tribes. In 1839, it became the permanent capital of the Republic of Texas and was renamed Austin in memory of Stephen F. Austin, known as the father of the republic. In 1871, the Houston and Texas Central Railroad and a bridge across the Colorado River changed the face of Austin. They helped Austin became a major trading center for farmers and ranchers. 

In 1900, Austin witnessed a huge flood that caused the bridge to collapse and widespread destruction of other property. However, Austin bounced back and found a new life. The river water was harnessed for flood control and for producing power in the early 1900s, and Austin quickly grew into an industrial center. Lots of new technology came to Austin in this period, which encouraged people to move to Austin.

Austin Geography

Austin occupies 274 square miles of area. It is the seat of Travis County and also extends into Hays and Williamson counties. It is one of the southernmost state capitals in America. Austin is located in Central Texas and is 146 miles to the northwest of Houston, 182 miles to the south of Dallas, and 74 miles to the northeast of San Antonio. If you’re moving from either of these areas, you can easily find moving companies in Austin, which also offer mobile storage containers so you can temporarily store items while you get settled.

Travis is known as one of the most consistently Democratic counties in the US; a power center of the Texas Democratic Party. Certainly, the natives were overjoyed when there were rumors of Barack Obama moving to Austin after his presidency. 

Austin is situated on the Colorado River and has three artificial lakes: Lady Bird, Lake Austin, and Lake Walter E. The lakes serve a lot of purposes from the production of energy to recreational activities like boating, swimming, etc. It is a mostly temperate city with climate varying from desert, tropical, to wet. While it makes for pleasant weather, the variations do call for having some mobile storage containers handy so that you can store weather-specific items like patio furniture. 

The varying weather is also the reason why it has ecological diversity. You will find stunning wildflowers blooming in Austin such as bluebonnets, which were famously planted by former First Lady ‘Lady Bird’ Johnson. With the lakes and the tropical weather making for a sweet natural landscape, Austin is also home to the contemporary tech industry and a vibrant music scene. Basically, Austin is an urban paradise. And while it is not New York, you will be more than happy with services such as the portable storage containers and budget storage and parking Austin offers when you plan to move.

Austin Climate

Autin’s climate can be described as subtropical with summer being the dominating season. Winters are short, mild, and have high temperatures of around 61°F (16.1°C), and you can easily use the climate-controlled storage Austin offers for storing weather-sensitive items. It is a true-blue tropical haven, with an ice storm every once in a while that freezes the city for a day or two. Both spring and autumn are joyous in their own ways, yet both have significant rainfall. The average yearly rainfall is around 870 mm (34.3 inches). Summers usually peak at around 97°F (36.1°C) in August. Humidity varies greatly because of different winds flowing from different directions and clashing with each other in Austin. A lot of small and large household objects which are in use only at certain times of the year can be affected by humidity. These can be stored away in portable storage containers available in various sizes. 

Since this is south of the Tornado Alley (actually, its southernmost area), there are regular storms and tornadoes. However, they are less frequent than those up north. Damage-causing winds, heavy rain, flash flooding, and lightning can be expected every year. This type of extreme weather is usually a feature of the spring. But don’t worry, you can rest assured with the secured climate storage Austin Tx has, you can pack away your sensitive items until the storm season is gone. Most of the storage Pods Austin has will have a timber framing that retains moisture. Be careful and choose secured climate storage made of metal.

Austin Demographics

The population of Austin is around 964K people. It has a good mix of communities with a 48.8% white, 32.7% Hispanic/Latino, and 8.13% Black population. 32% of the residents speak a non-English language and 87.5% are citizens of the USA. Most of Austin is employed in professional services, scientific & technical services, education, and healthcare & social assistance. Industries that pay the most are management, utilities, and mining, quarrying, & oil & gas extraction. 87.5% of Austin has health coverage, too. The median property value is $365,500. Even if you are planning to buy property in Austin and use it as a holiday home, Austin has a lot of mobile storage containers and portable storage containers you can rent for keeping your furniture and other items safe and secure while you’re away. 

Austin Economy

As far as industries are concerned, Austin is not just home to an advanced technology manufacturing, space technology enterprise, and other diverse industries like Acme Brick Co., EPIC Piping, and Philipps. It is also home to some of the finest clean technology enterprises including wind turbine manufacturers, solar energy companies, and system integrators. Enterprising work opportunities might make you move from one corner of Austin to another, and you can quickly secure portable storage containers rental services to make your process smoother. Store away the stuff that you’re not sure where to place yet, and make your life easier. 

Austin is a huge leader of the cleantech revolution in the USA. It is also home to a lot of clean energy research and development, energy storage, biofuels, advanced power systems, and smart grid technologies, top-tier infrastructure, and world-class research institutions. It has no less than 200 clean technology companies. In fact, the University of Texas at Austin is one of the top centers in the world for cleantech and hosts clean energy startup resources. If you are or are aspiring to be a part of the emerging sustainability industry, moving to Austin, Texas would open up a lot of opportunities for you.

Austin is home to a lot of high-profile tech company offices such as Apple, AMD, Bigcommerce, Amazon, Cisco Systems, Dropbox, Buffalo Technology, eBay, Facebook, PayPal, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Oracle, Nvidia, Qualcomm, and Samsung Group. It is also home to at least 80 pharma and biotechnology enterprises. Whole Foods Market was founded in Austin and is headquartered there. Whether you are the next big CEO or entrepreneur in the making, or just a young professional with dreams, moving to Austin Tx can offer a lot for your career. 

For shopping, Austin has the vibrant and quirky South Congress district. It has plenty of coffee shops, restaurants, eccentric stores, food trucks, and festivals that you won’t find anywhere else. It also offers the best view of the Texas State Capitol building, amongst other sights. Apart from this, Domain, 2nd Street District, South First Street, and the outdoor mall Arboretum have you covered for everything else. While you shop for new items for your new Austin home, you can store away the old ones in convenient mini mobile storage containers for sale in the city.

Austin Culture

There are around 50 different neighborhoods in Austin and there is something special about each one of them. Plus, everything in Austin is local, personal, and reliable. For example, mobile storage containers that you can rent while moving such as MiBox Mobile and Storage are locally owned, secure, and durable. And these are not your regular cheap storage units in Austin Texas, they’re weatherproof metal containers with rolling lock-up doors. 

Only 10 years ago, Austin was known for its BBQ and Tex-Mex. Anyone who has been to Austin recently would disagree. There are now fine chefs, food artisans, farmers, brewers, and distillers who have made it a wholesome food destination. There are, of course, the traditional breakfast tacos at Taco Deli, Granny’s Tacos, and Taco Joint. There’s la Barbecue and Franklin Barbecue for BBQ. Then there are kolaches, which are dessert items brought here by German and Czech immigrants. You can find the best ones at Austin Kolache & Koffee Shoppe, Sour Duck Market, and Batch. This is only a fraction of the deliciousness that this city has waiting for you. If you are the enterprising kind and want to open up the next best food truck in Austin, there are many mobile storage containers for rent, available to make the setup process of your business smooth. You can store all your stuff in these secure portable storage containers while you worry about other aspects of your business. 

As you have probably heard, Austin’s motto is “Keep Austin Weird.” The city lives up to it with its eccentric delights such as the O. Henry pun-off, Eeyore’s birthday celebrations, the colorful street art, the Cathedral of Junk, etc. Yes, all of those things are very much real in Austin. If you’re still wondering, “Why is everyone moving to Austin?”, these are strong reasons. Fun fact: Austin is the most populous city in the US which doesn’t have a major-league professional sports team. This is set to change with Austin FC’s launch in the MLS next year.

Whether it is wrestler Stone Cold Steve Austin, or the stunning singer Ciara, or actor Ethan Hawke, or athlete Sanya Richards-Ross, Austin has produced more than its fair share of celebrities. Austin is a celebrity in itself with films like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974), Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, Waking Life, Spy Kids, Dazed and Confused, The Guards Themselves, Office Space, and Miss Congeniality having been shot and produced there. It also hosts the SXSW (South by Southwest) Film Festival and the Austin Film Festival every year. 

Austin also calls itself the live music capital of the world. It has a lively music scene with more music venues per capita than most other US cities. The many nightclubs on 6th Street, the South by Southwest festival, Austin City Limits, and Austin Symphony Orchestra are all testaments to their claim. It also has multiple theatres and the fourth largest ballet academy in America. 

Key museums in Austin include the Texas Memorial Museum, Thinkery, the Blanton Museum of Art, and the George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center. The Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum is a product of the city’s adoration for former President Johnson and his family. The Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge is another unique attraction. It has the world's greatest urban population of Mexican free-tailed bats. Starting in March, nearly 1.5 million bats come and live around the bridge and it is known to be a spectacle. The Austin Zoo is a rescue zoo for displaced and neglected animals. You know that it’s a good neighborhood if it takes care of its animals, and that’s one of the major things to know before moving to Austin, Texas.

The moonlight towers, which you might remember from Dazed and Confused are another attraction when moving to Austin. At night, the prime urban area of Austin in the center of the city is lit by several of these artificial moonlight throwing towers.

Living in Austin

Spread over 18,930 acres of area, Austin is also home to sprawling suburbs like West Lake Hills. A 20-minute journey from Downtown Austin, this suburb is amongst the most affluent ones in Texas. Round Rock is another emerging suburb which is fast developing its own downtown and seeing a surge in property prices. The quaint corner called Pflugerville is also becoming popular for its dining scene and its calm atmosphere. If you are wondering why Californians are moving to Austin, suburbs like these could be the reason. 

Central Austin is situated between two key north–south freeways: Interstate 35 on the east and Mopac Expressway on the west. The main airport, Austin–Bergstrom International Airport is 5 miles to the southeast. If you are just planning to fly to Austin with minimal luggage before properly settling there, you can turn to one of the many mini mobile storage containers for sale while moving your goods. 

For public transportation, Austin has a capable intercity bus service, a rail service, as well as ride-sharing companies. Capital Metro is responsible for most of the public transport, the most popular one being bus rapid transit with state-of-the-art buses that resemble trains. There is also a Metro Rail network but it is not preferred because of its higher costs. Currently, full-fledged driverless buses are also being considered. Apart from Uber, Lyft, and Ride Austin, the city also has a scooter and bike-sharing services such as Austin B-Cycle and Bird. In fact, Austin is known as one of the most bike-friendly places in Texas. So when you move here, you better get your bikes out of your portable storage containers and on the road. 

The median home price in Austin is $369,000. The average rent for a studio apartment here is $1017. If you’re thinking about moving to Austin alone, it would be wise to do it before the rates increase even further. Downtown and the neighbouring suburbs are typically more expensive, though the surrounding areas are a little more affordable and have their own benefits. 

Austin has 29 public school districts, 69 private schools, and 17 charter schools. Most of Austin is covered by the Austin Independent School District, which covers the Liberal Arts and Science Academy High School (LASA). Based on test scores, this school has always been amongst the top 30 in the USA. Austin is also home to several centers of higher learning including the University of Texas at Austin, St. Edward's University, Austin Community College, Huston-Tillotson University, and Concordia University. If you’re thinking about moving to Austin with your family, you should ideally plan well ahead and start looking for details like mobile storage containers and moving storage containers soon before the school year begins. 

In 2017, the crime rate in Austin per 100,000 people was 306.3, which is lower than the national average. The violent crime rate has only declined in the past decade. According to a study, it is actually the eighth safest city in the US as of 2019. Some of the safest neighborhoods include Old Enfield, Rollingwood, Hyde Park, and Central East Austin.

Making the Move to Austin

Over the years, Austin, Texas has become one of the greatest cities to move to in the United States. The city has an attractive moon-lit skyline, wonderful food, one of the best shopping experiences, top-of-the-line career opportunities, safe neighborhoods, amazing diversity, and eccentric quirks that you won’t find anywhere else in the world.

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