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Things To Consider When Moving To A Different Part of the Country

Published by Chris Townsend

Things To Consider When Moving To A Different Part of the Country

Things To Consider When Moving To A Different Part of the Country

Moving is always a stressful event, but it can be even more daunting if you’re moving to a new state or different part of the country. Even if you’re familiar with the place you will be calling home, there are still some things you’ll want to explore and keep in mind before the big move. In this article, we’ll go over some of the more important facets of moving to a new region, as well as some strategies you can use to be best prepared and gain some understanding of what your life will look like there.

Cost of Living

One of the most important things to research before you move to any new area is the cost of living. There can be drastic differences in the cost of goods like food and gasoline in different parts of the country, not to mention the job market. The biggest cost you’ll want to research are home and rental prices since it’s one of the biggest costs you’ll incur on an ongoing basis. It’s important to keep these things in mind if you plan on sticking to a budget, as well as make adjustments if things will be more or less expensive where you’re going. There are numerous websites that you can look to in order to compare cost of living between two places, such as the Best Places site. While these websites can be helpful, it’s also a good idea to reach out to people that already live there to get their input. If you don’t know anyone that lives in the area you’re moving, there are online groups you can join where people will be happy to answer your questions.

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Job Opportunities

Job opportunities and salary go hand-in-hand with cost of living and are some of the most vital things to know before you relocate. Just knowing how much it costs to live somewhere is helpful, but being aware of the job opportunities in your field, as well as the pay scale, is of the utmost importance if you plan on budgeting correctly. Again, if you know someone that lives and works in the area, that’s a great resource to start with, especially if you supplement it with some job boards to determine pay rates for equivalent jobs. It’s important that this be taken into account along with cost of living since a higher salary doesn’t necessarily equate to a higher standard of living.

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School System

If you have children, or plan on having them, you’ll want to get a read on the school system in the city you’re moving to. Research the school district as a whole, as well as the prospective schools that your children will be attending. There are several resources available online, such as Great Schools, that can help inform you about schools in the area, but again, you’ll want to reach out to people in the area that have children currently enrolled.

Moving from a warmer climate


Different parts of the country have different climates and weather patterns, which can drastically affect your day to day life, especially if you’re moving from a warmer climate to one where it snows. Not only will the weather be different in most cases, but there are also steps you’ll need to take in order to ensure that you’re prepared for what’s in store. Not only do you need to know what weather to expect, but you may also have to update your wardrobe to stay comfortable in differing conditions.

Chris Townsend is a moving professional and relocation expert that has more than 10 years of experience in the moving industry. With a background that includes working in virtually every aspect of the company, he has distinguished himself as an integral part of our operations with expertise in all things related to moving. Chris has a keen eye for detail and brings intelligence and passion to every project he’s involved with.

While getting his degree in communications from Santa Clara University, Chris started out with the company working in the field as part of our team of professional moving associates. Following graduation, he was promoted to our main office, where he has thrived in a role that involves increasing responsibility and requires him to wear many different hats. Some days, you may find him answering the phone and providing moving estimates, others he may be writing for our moving blog, and another day he may be coordinating a large corporate moving job or helping us with our marketing efforts. Chris has authored many of our in-depth moving guides, as well as provided our clients with information and advice to handle the complexities of their upcoming moving plans. Simply put, there’s nothing he can’t do and we wouldn’t be where we are today without him.

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