Ohio Long-Distance Movers
Moving across the state or country? We’ll get your belongings to your destination as conveniently as possible. Colonial Van Lines is a full-service national and long-distance moving company that takes the stress out of your next relocation.
Our goal as a reputable full-service packing and moving company is customer satisfaction and to make your move as easy and simple as possible.
Whether you’re moving a single team or your entire organization, you’ll need a reliable corporate moving company to keep everything moving smoothly and seamlessly.
Moving to Ohio from another state? There are several important things to know, including what to expect during your across-state-lines move. Before you take off, there are a couple of key things to do that many people forget.
Make sure to store your important records in a safe place before loading everything into a moving truck. You may need these documents during your travel, so it is important to keep them handy just in case.
Forward your mail to your new address. You don’t want to miss anything important! It can take up to two weeks for forwarding to take effect once it has been requested, so doing so early can help you avoid delays in receiving important items.
Regardless of where you’re moving to in Ohio, Colonial Van Lines can help with your long distance moving needs. Let us take the worry about the transportation of your belongings portion off your hands so you can enjoy the journey!
Moving To Ohio
Once you’ve figured out the logistics of your move, working out the details of the long-distance relocation, you can focus on what moving to Ohio is going to be like and learning about your new home state. Depending on what area of the country you are coming from, there is likely something new to you about Ohio and life in the state.
Employing common sense when traveling is always important. Lock your vehicle when you are not nearby. Don’t leave things of value in plain sight. Pay attention to your surroundings. Ohio boasts a number of large cities. If you’re planning to travel between or within one of these cities, it’s a good idea to do research to find out exactly where you’re going and if there are any areas to avoid.
When traveling, if you are doing so during the winter months, snow is a possibility. Taking it slow and having a blanket, water, and snacks in your vehicle in case of a breakdown are all good practices. During the summer months, keeping plenty of water on hand is also a good idea.
If you are looking to bypass large cities during your travel, I-670 and I-675 will allow you to bypass Columbus and Dayton respectively. I-270, I-271, and I-275 allow you to bypass Columbus, Cleveland, and Cincinnati. I-475 and I-480 allow for bypassing Toledo and Cleveland. Avoiding the major cities and utilizing these routes can save you time as you traverse the state.
Top Cities in Ohio
Columbus is the largest city in Ohio, with an estimated population of 879,170 people in 2017. Fast food companies have made their homes in Columbus, with the first Wendy’s opening there, and headquarters remaining in the suburb of Dublin today. White Castle also calls Columbus home, having moved there in 1933. Columbus is also home to the Ohio State University, who once had a cow as their homecoming queen.
Cleveland, with a population of 385,525, is Ohio’s second-largest city. The greater Cleveland area is estimated to have a population of over two million, making it the 32nd-largest metropolis in the United States.
Cincinnati is Ohio’s third-largest city. Its population is estimated at 301,301 as of 2017. Cincinnati is home to the Bengals, a football team that is part of the American Football League. Known for its small town friendliness despite its big city vibes, the greater Cincinnati area has approximately two million residents. Despite that large number, Cincinnati prides itself on being a welcoming and family-friendly city.
Ohio’s large cities are surrounded by suburban areas that expand their populations a great deal, making each of these cities a hub of activity and a one-stop-shop for anything you might need.
In 2018, the estimated population of Ohio was 11.68 million. An estimated 89.8 percent of the population holds at least a high school diploma, with approximately 27.2 percent having at least a Bachelor’s Degree.
Average winters see around 22 inches of snow, with a few days falling at or below zero degrees Fahrenheit. Summers are warm, hot and humid, with highs around 90 degrees Fahrenheit.
Ohio boasts over 400,000 women or minority-owned firms as of 2012, with that number expected to continue increasing.
Home to a variety of colleges and universities, some of the most prominent are Kenyon College, which is a private college and Ohio State University, which is a public university. The colleges and universities throughout the state offer a wide range of programs, allowing for many options for those planning to seek higher education while remaining in the state.
Things to do in Ohio & Other Fun Facts
Ohio is a land of firsts, with the first ambulance service being started in Cincinnati in 1865, and America’s first-ever traffic light having been installed in Cleveland in 1914. Ohio gave America its first hot dog in 1900, and the Cincinnati Reds were the first professional baseball team. There is a lot of history to be discovered throughout the state.
Speaking of the Reds, if you’re a baseball enthusiast, the Great American Ball Park is a great place to catch a game, whether you’re a fan of the Reds or the opposing team.
Cleveland is home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which hosts exhibits of the greatest rock musicians in history. The Elvis exhibit is a favorite of many visitors, containing such things as his actual 1975 Lincoln Continental. In addition to the Hall of Fame, you could catch a Cleveland Indians game, or if it’s football season, root for the Browns.
For the history buff, the National Museum of the US Air Force can be found in Dayton. For the thrill-seeker, try Cedar Point Amusement Park in Sandusky. For the nature lover, a trip to Lake Erie, one of the Great Lakes, may be in order. There are many things to do there, from hiking to water sports.
Moving to a new state can be difficult, but we can ease the transition with great service, allowing you to focus on settling into your new home and becoming familiar with all it has to offer.