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Your Guide to Moving In and Around Houston

Here are all the tools, tips, and resources necessary for conquering your Houston move with ease

About the Author

Local Expert

Vicki Powers

Vicki Powers of Houston on the Cheap is a native Texan and freelance journalist who started Houston on the Cheap in 2009. She loves helping Houstonians learn how to live in a big city without spending big bucks. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+!

Get the scoop on Houston from our local expert, Vicki Powers of Houston on the Cheap. Check out her list of Ways to Meet New People and Make Friends in Houston.

As the fourth largest city in the U.S. and the most populated urban area in Texas, Houston is a rising star on the national stage. The city is undergoing unprecedented growth thanks to its reasonable cost of living, youthful population, and robust job market. But as with any move, relocating to Houston poses certain challenges. Fortunately for you, CubeSmart has assembled a handy Houston moving guide filled with tips, tools, and other helpful resources to help guide you during your move.

Moving Articles

If you’re still trying to figure out which part of Houston is right for you, then you’ve come to the right place. Read through these articles to learn more about Houston’s various wards and neighborhoods, and figure out the right fit for your lifestyle.


How to Meet New People & Make Friends in Houston

By Vicki Powers on Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Meeting new people in Houston can be pretty easy if you know all the resources available to you in the city. Check out 6 ways to make friends in Houston here!


Top Ethnic Bakeries in Houston

By Vicki Powers on Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Discover international flavors at these top ethnic bakeries in Houston! Find bread, pastries & sweets from around the world without the traveling expense. 



Moving to Houston? Houston Rent Prices by Neighborhood

By CubeSmart on Thursday, May 11, 2017

Moving to Houston? While average rent in Houston is reasonable compared to other US cities, rent prices in your favorite Houston neighborhoods vary!


Eco-Friendly Apartments in Houston

By Vicki Powers on Friday, April 21, 2017

Enjoy an eco-friendly life by living in one of Houston's sustainable living communities. Continue reading to find your LEED-certified apartment community today.

Moving Tools and Resources

Here are all the tools, tips and resources you need.

We have the resources you need to make your move to Houston as seamless as possible. Check out a few of the tools and resources below to help you get to know your new home.

Community Insights

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City Living

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Storage Size Guide

Need storage? Find out how much

For the Kids

Locate the best schools & activities nearby.


Houston Storage

Let us simplify your moving experience by providing self-storage options to suit any budget. Alleviate headaches by storing your belongings with us while you figure out which neighborhood is right for you. Or, if you don’t have enough room for your belongings in your new digs, we have climate- and non-climate controlled storage units, parking spaces and lockers – available with flexible month-to-month leases. We are a one-stop shop for all your moving needs, including professional-grade packing supplies. Discover why over 1 million satisfied Customers have chosen CubeSmart, making us one of the most trusted names in storage.

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