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“Moving to the Country: How to Enjoy Rural Life”

Has your city-slicking way of life numbed you to the real meaning of it? Is your idea of a home-cooked meal grilled cheese on a Cuisinart? Is the only thing you have to fear FOMO itself? Do your clothes take up more room than your spiritual space? If you answered yes to any of these
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Great Reasons to Move to Garner, North Carolina

Garner, North Carolina is fast becoming another popular place to reside in Wake County. It’s only a 10-minute drive to Raleigh and is considered a southern suburb of the city. Overall, the region has consistently been ranked as one of the best places to live. It’s a tranquil community where you can work, play, and
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10 Reasons to Move to Fort Lauderdale

Considering a move to Fort Lauderdale? You’re not alone. Fort Lauderdale was Miami’s lesser known sister for a while, but she’s come into herself and has been experiencing massive growth over the past few years. It has big-city vibes while also offering slower-paced suburban neighborhoods. Niche rated the area as one of the best places
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Moving to San Diego California?

The San Diego area is famous for so many positive things – the livable climate is just one among many impressive factors while it is so loved. The area is field with happy residents so you can expect to be happy if you plan on moving to San Diego. The San Diego area is well-known
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Moving to Killeen, TX

It’s where men and women come to proudly serve their country. It’s where Leadership is spelled LDRSHP for loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity, and personal courage. It’s where soldiers become leaders and leaders become heroes. And it’s also a darn good place for a vacay! Whether you’re thinking of moving to Killeen, Texas,
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Fun Family Things to Do in Wyckoff, New Jersey

If you’re considering moving your family to Wyckoff, New Jersey, you’re probably already aware of its small-town charm. In a New York Times article, the township is described aptly as “a peaceful suburb with a sense of community.”  According to Niche’s 2020 Best Places to Live in New Jersey report, Wyckoff was ranked among the best. Wyckoff received
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Long Distance Moving to Indianapolis

Fun fact about living in Indianapolis, Indiana: residents don’t have a nickname based on the city. For example, it would be appropriate to refer to residents of Tampa as Tampanians. Residents of Cleveland can be called Clevelanders, and Chicago people could be Chicagoans. The same rule does not apply to Indianapolis, however. Residents do not,
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Long Distance Moving to Austin

Austin, Texas, a city that sports the motto “Keep Austin Weird.” Glance at a map of Texas, though, and you might decide the motto should be “Austin: Yup, We’re Here, Too.” A major city in the big state would stand out on its own, but when a major city has to share the stage with
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Long Distance Moving to Detroit, MI

Detroit, Michigan. Also known as Motor City, the home of the Lions, and one of the best downtown transformation narratives ever experienced by an American city. Detroit has worked hard to come back from industrial decline, and while work remains, the city has experienced a resurgence of sorts thanks to new construction projects and efforts
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Long Distance Moving to Fort Worth, TX

If you’ve been wondering what it would be like to move to Fort Worth, TX, you’ve come to the right place. Fort Worth, a town that could have the motto, “Yes, it’s Fort Worth, not Dallas-Fort Worth, so quit it.” Also, the home of Horned Frogs and Goatman. One’s a mascot, the other is an
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Long Distance Moving to Jacksonville

Congrats on your long distance move to Jacksonville, from your friendly national movers. Jacksonville, home of the Jaguars and not much else… That’s the stereotype, anyway. In actuality, Jacksonville holds the distinction of being both a beach town and a river town, thanks to its proximity to the St. Johns River (and the Atlantic Ocean,
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Long Distance Moving to Raleigh, NC

Congratulations on your opportunity to move to the Raleigh area. Here’s your guide to getting to know what your new life will be like in Raleigh. Raleigh Geometry First things first. Raleigh is part of an important Triangle. If you draw a line between the towns of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, the lines would
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Long Distance Moving to Denver

Denver. The Mile High City, and we don’t just mean the marijuana. Yes, ha ha, we’ve heard the joke before, too. Most amusing. In reality, Denver gets called the Mile High City because the city sits at an elevation of 5,280 above sea level. 5,280 feet equals one mile. That’s your math lesson for the
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Long Distance Moving to Columbus

Columbus, Ohio. Seventh smartest city in the world according to the Intelligent Communities Forum, home of the some of the most inclusive people on the planet, and the site of The Ohio State University. Nobody outside of Columbus can articulate exactly why Ohio State gets a THE in front of its name. Maybe the college
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Long Distance Moving to San Jose, California

Way back in1968, Dionne Warwick and Burt Bacharach asked the immortal question, “Do You Know the Way to San Jose?” Now, they obviously had no way of foreseeing the rise of Google Map, which would show everyone the most direct route to San Jose. They also did not foresee the size of the ear worm
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Long Distance Moving to San Antonio

San Antonio, a city that should have the motto: “What? We’ve got more than the Alamo, you know.” And it’s true. While the site of the famous stand certainly ranks as one of the more well-known San Antonio sites, it’s not the only one. That would be a severe problem for tourists. Dad: “Look, kids,
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Long Distance Moving To Seattle

Seattle, a city whose motto could be: “What’s Wrong with Overcast? Don’t You Enjoy Mother Nature?” Located in Washington state, Seattle enjoys the reputation of being relatively easy-going, politically moderate/liberal, and hosting a diverse culture of people. And there’s rain. Lots of rain. Rain and big clouds. If Phoenix, Arizona, is the Valley of the
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Long Distance Moving To Charlotte

Charlotte, North Carolina. Where downtown gets referred to as Uptown. Fun fact: in the city’s earliest days, most of the trading in goods and services at Trade and Tryon, where disputes got settled at the courthouse and the market did brisk business. People heading to the market would say they were going “up to town.”
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Culture Shock Moving To Dallas

Dallas has a reputation. Even if you’ve never set foot in the state of Texas before, odds are good you’ve heard of Dallas and its reputation for being grand, a large and diverse metropolis that somehow blends the rustic Texas cowboy culture to the streamlined 21st century business and artistic culture. Every major American city
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Long Distance Moving to Phoenix

If you happen to think of the state of Arizona as nothing but desert, moving to Phoenix will quickly relieve you of such ideas. The urban area does a splendid job of showcasing the very best the state of Arizona has to offer; it’s a gleaming city, but there’s no doubt it’s set in the
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Long Distance Moving To Wisconsin

Wisconsin, a state that should have the motto:  “What? We Really Like Cheese.” Actually, the motto is “Forward,” which works as both the direction towards the future, which is inspirational, and something to yell at the car in front of you that doesn’t move when the light turns green, which is practical. It’s also serves
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Long Distance Moving to Mississippi

Mississippi, a state that should have the motto: “You get brownie points for writing ‘Mississippi’ without spellcheck.” The actual motto is “Virtute et armis,” which means “By valor and arms” and sounds more impressive; when it comes to mottos, desserts can’t compete with weapons. Known for its agriculture background and rich history, the geography of
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Long Distance Moving to Kentucky

Ah, Kentucky. Mountains, horses, and mint juleps. And some guy named Colonel Sanders who really wants to sell you some fried chicken. To be fair, you can find all these things outside of the Bluegrass State, especially that fried chicken gentleman; guy has restaurants everywhere. But there’s something spectacular about finding all these things and
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Long Distance Moving to New Hampshire

Living in New Hampshire At first glance, the only notable thing about New Hampshire might be its motto: Live Free or Die. It is unfair to judge a state solely by its motto. If we did, we’d have to believe that Idaho really does only have potato farms going for it. And to be fair,
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Long Distance Moving to Tennessee

Living in Tennessee Simply put, Tennessee has a lot to offer its residences. Never mind the draws of the urban epicenters like Nashville and Memphis, the state has a varying geography that includes mountain regions and pleasant flatlands. Tennessee offers its own regional takes on barbeque and music, and the Jack Daniels distillery is I
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Long Distance Moving to Louisiana

Living in Louisiana To live in Louisana means to live by the water, even if you’re living inland. Being able to swim will be wise, being able to fish will decrease stress, and being able to operate a boat will make you complete in a state famous for its bayous and waterways. WORKING According to
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Long Distance Moving to Virginia

Living in Virginia Life in Virginia can be broken down into two terms: diversity and the military. Thanks to the influx of Hispanic and Asian populations, the state’s diversity has created a place that gets referred to politically as a swing state and by real estate agents as ideal. With five geographic regions that include
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Long Distance Moving to Nevada

Moving to Nevada can seem a little like announcing to your friends that you’re buying a truck; suddenly everybody wants you to help them move. But with Nevada, all your friends will want to know when they’re going to visit so they can go to Las Vegas. Culture Shock Moving to Nevada Having the most
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Long Distance Moving to New Mexico

LIVING Being a landlocked state, New Mexico can offer white sands but not much in the way of actual beaches. But what New Mexico lacks in beaches it makes up for in sheer culture. At face value, that may not sound like much. Every state’s tourist bureau will sing the praises of their home state’s
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Long Distance Moving to South Carolina

Are you considering moving to South Carolina? Whether it is because of a job or school opportunity, or a change of lifestyle, moving to South Carolina has several benefits. Read more about a long distance move to South Carolina so you can picture exactly what your new life can look like. LIVING Generally speaking, South
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Long Distance Moving to Pennsylvania

If you are making a long distance move to Pennsylvania you have come to the right place. Pennsylvania has many attractive reasons to make the state your new home. Read all about the fabulous world of Pennsylvania here. LIVING The State of Independence could double as The State of Beauty. Considering the state’s history within
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Moving to Arizona

Contrary to popular belief, Arizona does not just have deserts. On a geographic note, it should be noted that Arizona sports a surprisingly diverse landscape. The state’s northern section features big forests while mountain ranges can be found in Humphrey’s Peak. And if you enjoy skiing, resorts can be found in Alpine and Tucson. That’s
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Moving to Ohio

LIVING Moving to the Midwest and expecting to visit the beach seems a little like moving to Florida and planning on going snowskiing. But when moving to Ohio, the new resident gets to experience the pleasant reality that they’re going someplace that has an active beach lifestyle. Confused? That’s understandable. With Lake Erie as the
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Moving to New Jersey

Congratulations on your long distance move to New Jersey. It won’t be long before you are settling into your new life with tons of exciting places to live, dine, play and explore. While you may have questions about executing a long distance move, at least this article will help you get to know Jersey. LIVING
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Moving to North Carolina

We hope you are as fired up as we are that you’ve been given the opportunity to move to North Carolina. North Carolina’s centralized location on the eastern coast of America means it is a perfect combination to enjoy all four seasons, with mountains, rivers and beaches within driving distance. That is just the beginning
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Long Distance Moving to Massachusetts

Living in Massachusetts Massachusetts has the distinction of being one of the oldest and greatest states in America. Everything about the state seems historic, from its museums to its sports teams, and residents take great pride in being part of that ongoing history. But while cold weather, team sports, coffee choices, and the state’s general
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Long Distance Moving to Georgia

Living in Georgia Georgia. The Peach State. Home to big traffic, Coca Cola, and the place where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. preached. American history abounds in Georgia. Sherman came through here during the Civil War, the Great Atlanta Fire of 1917 occurred here, and Martin Luther King Jr. was born here. In more recent
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Long Distance Moving to California

Moving to California: Embrace the Coastal Living Living in California means accepting certain events as regular occurrences, including festivals and earthquakes. Yes, earthquakes. Moving to California will eventually lead one to experience an earthquake. The upside? The earthquake in question probably won’t be anything like what’s depicted in movies and television. California earthquakes tend to
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Long Distance Moving to Florida: Hello Sunshine!

Moving to Florida: FLORIDA LIVING Florida’s population has been steadily growing at high rates for years, mostly because the weather rocks and the booze tends to be inexpensive, but also because of Florida’s many side benefits like multiple beaches, oranges and citrus available almost on demand, and no state tax. As a result, the more
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Long Distance Moving to Texas

Culture Shock Moving to Texas LIVING “Don’t mess with Texas.” Originally a slogan for an anti-littering campaign, the words have evolved to include the fierce pride Texas residents take in living in the Lone Star State. But don’t let the perceived warning scare you; Texas has a reputation for being one of the most welcoming
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Moving to a Major Climate Change

Why is it that the part of the news we pay the most attention to is the weather? The reporters may be reporting the apocalypse, but all we’re really concerned with is whether or not it’s going to rain tomorrow. It’s understandable. Weather has a huge effect on our quality of life. When we move
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Long Distance Moving to a New Region

Regional Culture Shock Series Overview As cross country movers for over fifty years, there’s nothing that shocks us too much about how different life can be in various parts of the United States. But for our customers all over the nation, moving to a new region can be quite the culture shock. Moving from a
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Regional Culture Shock: Moving to New England

Boston Skyline If you are considering a cross country move to the quaint area of New England, here are some highlights and pointers about the culture in the northern most corner of the nation. Connecticut New Hampshire Maine Vermont Massachusetts Rhode Island Brace Yourself for a Move to New England A Luscious Lobster Roll New
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Regional Culture Shock: Moving to the Appalachian Highlands

Because the Appalachian Mountain range runs through several states, the Appalachian Highlands region could include several states listed in other territories. Depending on where your long distance move takes you, the Appalachians will offer startling views, cold mountain rains, and a general sense of serene elevation to disguise the fact your nearest neighbor might be
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Regional Culture Shock: Moving to the Mid-Atlantic

The next region in our series is the Mid-Atlantic. If you are planning a long-distance move to this popular region, we’ve got the scoop on how to survive life in the Atlantic states of New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland and Delaware.   Mid-Atlantic Region The Mid-Atlantic region is famous for packed highways and toll
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Moving to the Big City

Are you taking on an opportunity to move across states to a big city? If you’ve spent the last few years of your life in a small town, you know what you love about it. Being able to bike downtown, seeing your neighbors at the hardware store, quiet nights, the stars over the hills in
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Corporate Relocations: Helping Your Employees Settle In

Informing an employee about the need to relocate to another office or branch comes with mixed excitement. Thoughts, like taking up a new challenge, settling in, and other logistical considerations, will keep running through the employee’s mind. The fact that the employee has to start working with new staff members can cause anxiety. However, as
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Regional Culture Shock: Moving to the Mid West

In all of the areas featured in these blogs, no place seems to prompt greater culture shock than the Midwest states. If you’re planning a long-distance move to the midwest: Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Ohio or Michigan, we’ve got you covered for your move and the intel to fit in with the locals. Here’s the rundown
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