When to Move to a New City

Posted on June 4, 2018

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Moving is something most of us will have to do – whether by choice or necessity – at some point in our lives. However, it can be difficult to determine if your urge to move is just wishful thinking or a sign that something truly needs to change. If you just can’t decide, watch for these signs that you should take the plunge.

The Finances Work Out

Evaluate your current financial situation and see if you’re where you want to be. If you’re doing everything in your power to save and invest wisely and still can’t make ends meet, or if a rising cost of living is outpacing your salary increases, relocation could keep you from going into debt. You can:

  • Make money on the sale of your property
  • Buy a less expensive home, settle, save money and build equity over time
  • Move somewhere with a more affordable cost of living
  • Relocate to a city with better job prospects

Your Dream Job Is Somewhere Else

Sooner or later, we all have to face it – sometimes our dream job just isn’t in our current city. Some cities structure themselves entirely around one industry (think Silicon Valley or Motor City), whereas others have a more balanced mix of opportunities. If you know exactly what you want to do, consider moving to a place with plenty of open positions in that field. Employers are much more likely to hire a local than someone applying from out of state.

Maybe you’re struggling to find any job that you enjoy, let alone your dream job. If you’re from a small town or a place with few jobs, moving could give you a better chance to pursue your career interests.

You Want to Form New Relationships

It’s important for humans to have some sort of social connection. Pay attention to any nagging feelings of not having any close friends where you live, and assess why that’s the case. If your city doesn’t have social activities you enjoy, or people in your vicinity tend to hold different social and political views than your own, it may be worth moving somewhere that better matches your interests and beliefs. Do you want to bike, surf or make art? Try moving to a town that has a thriving culture surrounding those interests. You’ll be much more likely to make lasting connections with people who share your hobbies and passions.

Family Dynamics Have Changed

The location of your family can have a major impact on where you decide to live. If you’re young and ready to strike out on your own, or if you just need some space from your folks, moving away from family may make you more comfortable. On the other hand, you may want to move closer to relatives for familial support.

You Hate Where You Live

Life is too short to spend in a place you hate. It doesn’t matter how silly the reason is. You could hate the climate, traffic, shopping, food choices, politics or even the people that live in your area. Maybe your city is far too boring and you just want to go to a concert every once in a while. Whatever your reason, the entire region is unlikely to change any time soon, so relocation may be your best option.

You Have a City in Mind

As with people, sometimes places just “click.” There are a number of ways a city might catch your eye:

  • You vacationed there and were reluctant to leave
  • Someone you know loves living there
  • You’ve seen pictures or videos and think you’d love it there
  • You find yourself searching for information about the same city over and over

If your heart says you need to move, consider taking a calculated risk. Take a trip to your dream locale to see if it holds up to the image you have in your head.

You’re Bored Stiff

There’s no shame in moving “just because.” If your life feels stagnant and you need to shake things up, throw yourself into the deep end by moving. You’d be surprised how resourceful and creative you become when navigating a place that’s unfamiliar to you.

Planning Your Move With Union Transfer & Storage in Asheville, NC

After careful deliberation, you’ve decided to go through with your move. Congratulations! Now you need a team of movers to make sure everything gets to your new home in one piece.

You can trust Union Transfer & Storage with your residential move. We consistently receive customer choice awards for our customer service and actively solicit feedback so we can continue to excel at what we do. Call us at (828) 209-0171 to get your quote today!