If you’re looking to move to a brand new location, especially if you are planning a long distance move, you’ll want to do your research – particularly if it seems to be a totally different environment than what you’re used to. Not sure where to start? Luckily, Daymakers is here to help. Here are some things to consider in a new location for you to research before making the big move.
Safety is the first thing you need to consider before moving. You need to find out the crime rate and do extensive research on that to keep you and your family safe. You can simply Google the city or town you’re interested in and spend some time clicking links and reading. Just in case you can’t find anything, City-Data.com offers a wide range of details, crime statistics, and more.
If you’re looking in specific towns or cities, we can imagine you’ve gathered the cost of living just by checking out the prices of the homes. After you’ve decided whether or not that fits within your budget, it’s also important to scope out the cost of gas, food, electricity, and more. This will give you a full picture of what it costs to live there.
Assuming you’re not transferring from your current place of work, you’ll want to make sure there are options available for you prior to moving as well as what the pay rate looks like. Also, if you have teens that are looking to start their first part-time jobs, you’ll want to ensure that there are places for them to apply to that are safe, easy to get to, and do-able.
Before moving to a new town or city, you’ll want to figure out how big it is and if there is public transportation available if you or your teens do not have a vehicle. Google the location, check out the radius, study the maps, and do some research on the available bus routes, trains, etc. These days you can always go to Uber route, but it’s safer to know if there are other options.
For families moving to a new location, it’s very important to research the education system. You’ll want to make sure that your kids are entering into a safe and highly-rated school. Check out the curricular, sports, and clubs, as well to ensure that your kids’ wants and needs are fulfilled in their new school!
Ready to Take the Leap?
If you’ve done all your research and are ready to hire a moving company, grab a FREE QUOTE from Daymakers Moving & Storage today! We’ll give you an accurate, free long distance or short distance moving quote in-person or via video chat to get your adventure started!