Moving from Houston to Yonkers (Movers from $1,597)

Quick answer: A move from Houston to Yonkers costs $1,349 to $8,326 and takes 4-15 days. The main factors that determine the cost and time are how much you’re moving, your move date, and whether you hire a company or do the 1,646-mile move yourself.

Hiring a long-distance moving company from Houston will be more expensive, while renting a truck or using a moving container is usually cheaper but requires more work.

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

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

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 $1,597 - $5,904 $1,266 - $3,311 $1,161 - $2,417
2 - 3 bedrooms $3,863 - $8,326 $2,305 - $4,462 $1,349 - $2,710
4+ bedrooms $6,890 - $11,676 $3,175 - $6,416 $1,600 - $3,279
*These price ranges are a rough estimate based on 1,646 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.
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Factors influencing moving costs from Houston to Yonkers

The cost of Houston movers will depend on:

  • Move size: The cost of your move will depend on the amount of items you have in your home. For example, moving a one-bedroom apartment from Houston to Yonkers can be as low as $1,597 while a four-bedroom home can be as high as $11,740.
  • Time of year: Summer is peak moving season in Houston, so moving companies will likely charge more.
  • Do-it-yourself vs professional mover: Renting a truck or using a moving container can be cheaper options, with prices for a rental truck ranging from $1,161 to $2,905. However, these options require more work and effort compared to hiring professional movers.

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

Hiring movers for a studio apartment or one-bedroom home from Houston to Yonkers will cost between $1,597 to $5,904. The cost to move a two- to three-bedroom home will range from $3,863 to $8,326, and a four-bedroom move or bigger move from Houston to Yonkers will cost from $6,890 to $11,676.

How much are moving container companies from Houston to Yonkers?

Moving containers from Houston to Yonkers will cost you $1,266 to $3,311 for a studio or one-bedroom home. For a two- to three-bedroom move, moving containers can cost $2,305 to $4,462. A larger home will cost $3,175 to $6,416.

How much is a moving truck from Houston to Yonkers?

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 $1,161 to $2,417. A larger move will cost $1,349 to $2,710, and a four-bedroom move from Houston to Yonkers costs from $1,600 to $3,279. These estimates include the anticipated fuel cost.

The best Houston to Yonkers moving companies

Hiring an interstate moving company to go from Houston to Yonkers 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 Yonkers.

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Pros and cons of moving from Houston to Yonkers

Cost of living: Houston vs Yonkers

Houston Yonkers
Average rent cost $1,684 $2,700
Average home value $261,764 $611,150
Average income (per capita) $67,621 $75,623
Cost of Living (single person) $1,488 $2,184
Cost of Living (family of 4) $5,313 $5,300
Unemployment rate 4.1% 7.6%
Sales Tax 8.25% 8.88%
State Income Tax 0.0% 10.9%
  • Rent prices in Yonkers are 60% higher than in Houston.
  • Home prices in Yonkers are 133.5% higher than in Houston.
  • Income in Yonkers is 11.8% higher than in Houston.
  • The cost of living for a single person in Yonkers is 46.8% higher than in Houston.
  • The cost of living for a family is the same in Yonkers and Houston.
  • The unemployment rate in Yonkers is 85.37% higher than in Houston.
  • Sales taxes in Yonkers are 7.64% higher than in Houston.
  • State income taxes in Yonkers are 10.90% higher than in Houston.

To put this into perspective, you would need around $4,403.23 in Yonkers 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 Yonkers?

Yonkers Houston
Population 211,569 2,301,572
AllTransit Transportation Performance Score 8 5
Walkability score 69 47
Bike friendliness score 37 49
Crime Index 46.0 63.21
Safety Index 70.26 36.79
Air Quality Good Good
  • Yonkers's population is about 91% less than Houston.
  • Yonkers's public transportation has a score of 8 out of 10 versus Houston's higher score of 5.
  • Yonkers is more walkable than Houston with a score of 69 out of 100 vs Houston's 47 out of 100.
  • Yonkers is less bike-friendly than Houston with a score of 37 out of 100 vs Houston's 49.
  • Yonkers's crime rate is lower than Houston with a score of 46.0 compared to Houston's 63.21. This means that Yonkers neighborhoods are safer than 46.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods, and Houston neighborhoods are safer than 63.21%.
  • Yonkers is considered to be safer than Houston with a safety index of 70.26 vs Houston's 36.79.
  • Air quality in Yonkers is good, and in Houston it's good.

Considerations for moving to Yonkers

  • Weather: June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Yonkers, while January and February are the least comfortable months..
  • 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: New York is one of the busiest moving states in the country, and local and intrastate moving companies operating within the Empire State are regulated by the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT). Make sure the moving company you use has a license before hiring.
  • State regulator: You can verify a New York moving license and its status through the state's public utilities commission.
  • Moving permits: New York 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 Yonkers. Get started here.
  • Moving company insurance: Every state requires moving companies to carry different levels of insurance. Choose Released Value Protection for no-cost, minimal coverage from movers. They're responsible for a maximum of 60 cents per pound per article. For comprehensive coverage, discuss alternatives with your moving company or consider a third-party insurance provider.
  • 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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Where to live in Yonkers

Now that you've decided to make the move to "Central City", these are the best neighborhoods to move to in Yonkers.

Best neighborhoods for singles:

  • Getty Square
  • Cedar Knolls
  • Park Hill
  • Southeast Yonkers
  • Beech Hill

Best neighborhoods for families:

  • Cedar Knolls
  • Park Hill
  • Northwest Yonkers
  • Southeast Yonkers
  • Dunwoodie

What to do in Yonkers

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

  • Untermyer Gardens
  • Hudson River Museum
  • Tibbetts Brook Park
  • Empire City Casino
  • Ridge Hill
  • Nahmias Et Fils

Get your sports on!

Yonkers is a great sports town, these are the local teams to support:

FAQ

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

The best time to move from Houston to Yonkers is during the spring or fall. These seasons offer milder weather and avoid higher moving costs during the peak moving season in Houston.

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

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

How long does a move from Houston to Yonkers take?

The 1,646-mile move from Houston, TX, to Yonkers, NY, takes 4-15 days. Some Houston movers may offer expedited moving if you need it faster. If you need more time, ask your mover about storage options in Yonkers.

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