Moving to Beautiful Lubbock, Texas? Here are Some Helpful Tips from U-Haul!

Lubbock is located in north-western Texas, about 30 minutes east of the New Mexico border; it is positioned within the largest cotton-growing region in the world. Lubbock is commonly referred to as “Hub City” because it acts as the economic, education, and health care ‘hub’ for 24 nearby counties in the region, aka South Plaines. This core city has approximately 240,000 residents and is one of the most populated cities in Texas. The temperature has a steady average, with highs around 90° and lows dipping just below freezing. The cost of living in Lubbock is lower than both the Texas average and the National average. It’s no wonder so many people choose to call this place home.

Driving Your Moving Truck into Lubbock

Due to state routes and highways spanning roughly every 20 miles throughout the state of Texas, you can navigate to the city with a combination of routes. If you are moving from out of state, the quickest route into the city is to take Interstate 40 to Amarillo and then drive south on Interstate 27 for about two hours. If you are coming from the south or through the Dallas / Fort Worth area, take Interstate 20 eastbound through Abilene and then head northwest on HWY 84; this would be the most direct route into the city. If you are relocating to Lubbock and aren’t renting a moving truck, the Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport would be the ideal airport to fly into. If this fits your situation, moving with U-Box units may be a good option for you. We can pick up the moving unit from your old house and deliver it to the front doorstep of your new home.

Finding the Right Home

There are many houses available to purchase in Lubbock, a large number of them nestled in the downtown area between HWY 82, Avenue H, and southwest past the Loop 209. Many of the houses are single story, ranch style housing equipped with 3-5 bedrooms. If a central location is your main focus, try looking in neighborhoods such as Broadmoor, Tech Terrace/U.N.I.T., Melonie Park or Kuykendall Heights. If you are moving with children and want a family-oriented neighborhood, Horizon West, Quaker Heights, Tarrytown and Raintree are all great areas. If you prefer a newer home, some neighborhoods to check out are Castleridge, Kings Lake/Point, Stonegate or Pheasant Run.

Choosing Your Education

There are 67 elementary schools, 39 middle schools, 36 high schools and 8 post-secondary schools in Lubbock. Starting with enrollment youngest to oldest, Murfee Elementary, Smith Elementary, and Honey Elementary are a few of the top rated Elementary schools in the area. Rise Academy is an elementary that accepts students as early as pre-kindergarten ranging into 8th grade.


Two of the top rated middle schools for grades 6th-8th include Hutchinson and Lubbock-Cooper Middle School. Hutchinson Middle School is located near downtown while Lubbock-Cooper is just a short drive south on State Route 87. Another top rated middle school in Lubbock is Irons Middle School which is located just southwest of the loop 289.


If your child has already graduated from elementary and middle school, Lubbock High School is a 4A division school and is nationally recognized for its above standard academic achievements. Texas Tech High School and Coronado High School are also two great schools for your teen to attend; they both have high reviews from many local community members.


Although there are a handful of colleges in Lubbock, Texas Tech University is typically the popular choice among students; enrollment is over 33,000 students. TTU is a public, research-driven institution that offers bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees.


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