Local & Long Distance Moving Companies in Amarillo, TX


US DOT: 1434373

MC: 681534

Colonial Van Lines Inc.
Amarillo TX moving quotes, When you hire a long-distance moving company, you want to rest assured that the team you’ve chosen has the skills and convi...

US DOT: 76628

MC: 42866

National Van Lines Inc.
Founded in 1929, National Van Lines is an ESOP-owned enterprise that began in the Chicago area as a horse and wagon moving service and expanded to a...

US DOT: 2892909

Intra: 0191513

MC: 971895

Blvd Moving Inc.
Movers Amarillo Texas, Our mission is to deliver superior customer service and to provide the highest level of quality workmanship for the physical m...

US DOT: 76235

MC: 15735

Allied & North American Van Lines
Allied & North American Van Lines has over 85 years of experience and has built one of the largest moving networks in the world to service consumers,...

US DOT: 2109775

MC: 735596

Prime Storage Systems Inc.
Moving companies Amarillo TX, Moving to Hawaii or moving from Hawaii can be just as easy as one, two, three, it all depends on which relocation serv...

US DOT: 3060928

Intra: C3646

MC: 55206

The Fire Men Moving Co.
The Firemen Moving Co. has been professionally moving residential and commercial properties since 1992. With over 20 years of experience, owner Neal...

US DOT: 1302391

MC: 504508

Hood Moving & Relocation
Amarillo TX moving companies, At "A Moving Around" we understand the importance of moving not just furniture but the family as well. This major decision...

US DOT: 1826833

MC: 662744

City Moving
Amarillo Texas movers, GP Movers offer the best moving services around. You can have a team of professional and highly skilled movers backing your mov...

US DOT: 1447613

Intra: IM1487

MC: 547090

On Time Moving & Storage
Our company has been in operation since 1997 and several of our staff members have been in the moving business for over 20yrs. We are a local moving...

US DOT: 125550

MC: 79658

Alaska Terminals, Inc.
Moving company Amarillo, Alaska Terminals, Inc. is based in beautiful Anchorage, Alaska with branch offices in Fairbanks, Alaska as well as in Seattl...

US DOT: 2564827

MC: 895469

Big Ben's Moving & Storage Inc.
Amarillo Texas long distance moving, Big Ben’s was created with a commitment to provide the finest, most exclusive packing, moving, unpacking and set-up...

US DOT: 82866

MC: 29910

U-Pack Moving
ABF U-Pack Moving was launched nationwide on October 1, 1997 by ABF Freight System, Inc. U-Pack has become an extremely popular choice for...

US DOT: 1978660

MC: 699570

United Transportation Moving & Storage
Interstate movement of household goods and personal possessions takes the coordinated effort of professional team. United Transportation Moving and...

US DOT: 1930177

MC: 690093

Premier Van Lines International Inc.
Amarillo moving companies, Founded in 1992, Premier Van Lines International is one of Americas leading relocation companies which specialize in int...

Amarillo, Texas

Set in the wide-open spaces of the Great Plains, Amarillo, Texas is the largest city found in the Texas Panhandle. With a population of 192,000, the city ranks 15th among the most populous cities in the state. Its size does not mean, however, that Amarillo loses a rural feel, as the city is surrounded by ranching and farming areas that feed Texas and the entire country. With its clean air (ranked among the best in the country) and sunny skies (Amarillo claims 351 days of at least partial sun each year), the many attractions of this city are immediately apparent to anyone moving to Amarillo.

The major industries in Amarillo are oil and gas production, agriculture and ranching and military aircraft production. Ranching is particularly important, with Amarillo-area ranches and feedlots providing 25 percent of all American beef (and 88 percent of Texas beef). Ranching and other forms of agriculture contribute $4 billion per year and 33,000 local jobs. Two of the biggest machine factories are Bell Helicopter Textron – opened in 1999 to produce military helicopters – and Pantex – the United States’ only assembly and disassembly plant for nuclear weapons. Other companies employing high numbers of Amarillo residents are Tyson Foods, the Amarillo Independent School District, Baptist St. Anthony’s Health Care System, the City of Amarillo, the Northwest Texas Healthcare System, Amarillo College and United Supermarkets. This flourishing job market certainly explains why Amarillo moving companies are so busy.

Explored by the Spanish as early as 1541, the settlement of Amarillo only really began with the arrival of Colonel Charles Goodnight in 1876. Goodnight, the inventor of the chuck wagon, established a large ranch in what would become Amarillo, bringing 1600 head of cattle with him. The building of the Fort Worth and Denver City Railroad in 1887 led J.T. Berry to choose the town site based on water access along the tracks. Within only a few months, the proposed town became the Potter County seat. In 1888, landowners Henry B. Sanborn and Joseph F. Glidden proposed moving the town eastward (to their land) in order to avoid flooding hazards. When floods did in fact occur during the following year, the town officially moved to the new site and transferred the county seat position. Amarillo’s access to the railroad led to its early growth as an agricultural center, and the emergence of the natural gas and oil industries in the early 20th century continued that growth. While the Dust Bowl and Depression of the 1930s hit strongly in Amarillo, continued industrial growth and a military presence in the city brought it back on track. The population between 1950 and 1960 almost doubled before reverting to slow growth for most of the rest of the century.

Amarillo’s position as the main city for the Texas Panhandle region means that there are many attractions available for visitors and residents. Among the cities museums are the Amarillo Museum of Art, the Kwahadi Museum of the American Indian, the Panhandle Plains Historical Museum and the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum. For outdoor entertainment, there are several ranches open for visiting, botanical gardens, a zoo and an amusement park. The downtown area boasts both the Polk Street Historic District (featuring homes from the early 20th century) and the shopping area along the historic Route 66. Cultural activities are plentiful in Amarillo as well, with the city hosting opera, symphony, ballet and theater companies. The main airport for the region is the Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport, which has daily flights to Denver, Las Vegas, Houston and Dallas-Fort Worth. Within the city, bus transit is available six days per week from the Amarillo City Transit System.


Interesting Facts:

  • The name of Amarillo comes from the Spanish for “yellow” and probably takes its origin from the yellow clay of Amarillo Creek or the yellow wildflowers common to the region. Early residents of the town often painted their houses yellow to reflect this name.
  • Amarillo’s airport boasts the third-longest runway in the world. Due to its length, this runway is designated as an alternate landing site for the space shuttles.
  • In 1998, Amarillo came to prominence when local beef-industry workers sued Oprah Winfrey after her comments seemed to connect American beef to mad cow disease. During the trial period, Winfrey’s show taped at the Amarillo Little Theatre for a period of almost one year.

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