$1,166 Movers From Houston to Scottsdale

Quick Answer: The cost to move from Houston, TX to Scottsdale, AZ averages from $767 to $6,144 depending on how much you're moving, your move date, and whether you hire a company or do the move yourself.

Hiring a full-service Houston moving company will be on the more expensive side, while renting a truck or moving container is usually cheaper but requires more work.

Here's everything you need to know about your upcoming move to Scottsdale, AZ.

Moving the reverse route? We've got you covered with our Moving from Scottsdale to Houston guide.

Moving from Houston to Scottsdale resources

Moving 1,183 miles is no joke. Here's what you need to know.

How much does it cost to move from Houston to Scottsdale?

Houston movers charge $75 per hour on average. Here are average prices for a full-service moving company, moving container, or truck:

Move Size Moving Company Moving Container Rental Truck
Studio / 1 bedroom $1,166 - $4,792 $854 - $2,130 $717 - $1,352
2 - 3 bedrooms $2,484 - $6,144 $1,638 - $3,002 $767 - $1,591
4+ bedrooms $4,554 - $7,867 $2,027 - $4,181 $1,033 - $1,919
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*These price ranges are a rough estimate based on 1,183 miles and historical averages. The actual size of your move, additional services required, truck parking access, market conditions, and availability can greatly affect the final cost of your move.

The cost to move from Houston to Scottsdale will depend on:

  • Move size: The amount of items you have — as well as your home size and layout — will impact the total cost of your relocation.
  • Time of year: Summer is peak moving season in Houston, so moving companies will likely charge more.
  • Do-it-yourself vs Professional Mover: DIY moving services are usually cheaper but involve more work and stress compared to letting the pros handle your move.

How much are professional moving companies when moving from Houston to Scottsdale?

Hiring movers for a studio apartment or one-bedroom home from Houston to Scottsdale will cost between $1,166 to $4,792. The cost to move a two- to three-bedroom home will range from $2,484 to $6,144, and a four-bedroom move or bigger move from Houston to Scottsdale will cost from $4,554 to $7,867.

How much are moving container companies from Houston to Scottsdale?

Moving containers from Houston to Scottsdale will cost you $854 to $2,130 for a studio or one-bedroom home. For a two- to three-bedroom move, moving containers can cost $1,638 to $3,002. A larger home will cost $2,027 to $4,181.

How much is a moving truck from Houston to Scottsdale?

Renting a moving truck is usually the cheapest option, but it requires you to do all of the driving and labor.

Moving a studio or one-bedroom apartment in a rental truck will cost around $717 to $1,352. A larger move will cost $767 to $1,591, and a four-bedroom move from Houston to Scottsdale costs from $1,033 to $1,919. These estimates include the anticipated fuel cost.

The best Houston to Scottsdale moving companies

Hiring an interstate moving company to go from Houston to Scottsdale is a big deal.

There are more than 8,000 moving companies in the U.S. But don't worry, you won't have to filter through all of them. We've done the research for you and narrowed the list based on customer satisfaction, cost, and services. Here are the best long-distance moving companies serving Houston to Scottsdale.

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If you're just trying to ship a few items, here are our picks for the best small load moving companies.

Pros and cons of moving from Houston to Scottsdale

Cost of living: Houston vs Scottsdale

Houston Scottsdale
Average rent cost $1,684 $2,500
Average home value $261,764 $789,819
Average income (per capita) $67,621 $63,135
Cost of Living (single person) $1,488 $1,956
Cost of Living (family of 4) $5,313 $4,570
Unemployment rate 4.1% 4.7%
Sales Tax 8.25% 8.05%
State Income Tax 0.0% 2.5%
  • Rent prices in Scottsdale are 49% higher than in Houston.
  • Home prices in Scottsdale are 201.7% higher than in Houston.
  • Income in Scottsdale is 6.6% lower than in Houston.
  • The cost of living for a single person in Scottsdale is 31.5% higher than in Houston.
  • The cost of living for a family in Scottsdale is 14.0% lower than in Houston.
  • The unemployment rate in Scottsdale is 14.63% higher than in Houston.
  • Sales taxes in Scottsdale are 2.42% lower than in Houston.
  • State income taxes in Scottsdale are 2.50% higher than in Houston.

To put this into perspective, you would need around $3,943.55 in Scottsdale to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with $3,000.00 in Houston.

How is life different in Houston compared to Scottsdale?

Scottsdale Houston
Population 241,361 2,301,572
AllTransit Transportation Performance Score 5 5
Walkability score 32 47
Bike friendliness score 56 49
Crime Index 26.05 63.21
Safety Index 75.76 36.79
Air Quality Good Good
  • Scottsdale's population is about 90% less than Houston.
  • Scottsdale's public transportation has a similar score to Houston.
  • Scottsdale is less walkable than Houston with a score of 32 out of 100 vs Houston's 47 out of 100.
  • Scottsdale is more bike-friendly than Houston with a score of 56 out of 100 vs Houston's 49.
  • Scottsdale's crime rate is lower than Houston with a score of 26.05 compared to Houston's 63.21. This means that Scottsdale neighborhoods are safer than 26.05% of all U.S. neighborhoods, and Houston neighborhoods are safer than 63.21%.
  • Scottsdale is considered to be safer than Houston with a safety index of 75.76 vs Houston's 36.79.
  • Air quality in Scottsdale is good, and in Houston it's good.

Considerations for moving to Scottsdale

  • Weather: Extreme heat may cause discomfort if you choose to move in the summer. Pay close attention to heat sensitive household items such as instruments, antique furniture, and electronics. .
  • HOA rules: Check ahead with any neighborhood or community rules on moving to ensure a smooth move.
  • Elevator reservation: If your building has an elevator you'll want to check on how to reserve it for move day.
  • Truck parking permits: Some cities require parking permits for large vehicles and moving trucks. Find out if you need any parking permits ahead of time.
  • State licensing: Though Arizona is largely an “unregulated” state, local moving companies are subject to some Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) and Department of Weights and Measures regulations intended to ensure that they operate safely and ethically. Make sure the moving company you use has a license before hiring.
  • State regulator: You can verify a Arizona moving license and its status through the state's public utilities commission.
  • Moving permits: Arizona does not require any moving permits, but it is helpful to check local parking restrictions before moving into the state.
  • Change of address: We recommend submitting your change of address form with USPS at least a week prior to your move. You can set an official move date on the form and this way all of your mail will get properly forwarded to Scottsdale. Get started here.
  • Moving company insurance: Every state requires moving companies to carry different levels of insurance. Choose Released Value Protection for its cost-effectiveness—offered by movers at no extra charge, although it provides minimal coverage. With a liability limit of 60 cents per pound per article, consider this option carefully. For instance, if a 50-inch TV weighing 25 pounds is lost or damaged, your reimbursement would only be $15 (60 cents x 25 pounds). For comprehensive coverage of your items' full value, consult with your moving company for alternative options or consider third-party insurance providers.
  • Moving checklist: Our moving checklist will help you have the peace of mind that you've got everything covered.

Local Houston movers

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(713) 266-8348
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4.72 overall rating
8630 Lipan Road, Houston, TX, 77063
(713) 728-4900

Visit our best long distance movers in Houston page to see a complete list of moving companies, including hourly rates, services, and reviews.

What to do in Scottsdale

These are some of the best things to do in your new Arizona home.

  • Taliesin West
  • McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park
  • Old Town Scottsdale
  • Pinnacle Peak Park
  • Western Spirit: Scottsdale's Museum of the West
  • Butterfly Wonderland
  • McDowell Sonoran Preserve
  • Tom's Thumb Trailhead
  • OdySea Aquarium
  • Scottsdale Fashion Square
  • Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center
  • Penske Racing Museum
  • Cosanti
  • Salt River Fields at Talking Stick
  • Brown's Ranch Trailhead

Get your sports on!

Scottsdale is a great sports town, these are the local teams to support:
  • Scottsdale Scorpions (MiLB)

FAQs about moving from Houston to Scottsdale

When is the best time to move from Houston to Scottsdale?

The best time to move from Houston to Scottsdale is during the transitional seasons of spring or fall, considering the summer highs of 104ºF and the winter lows of 42ºF in Scottsdale.

When is the cheapest time to move from Houston to Scottsdale?

Because most people are moving from Houston to Scottsdale in the spring or fall, you can often catch discounts by moving in the summer or winter. Read our guide on moving discounts to learn more.

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