Are you tired of living in the big city, or the hustle and bustle of city life? If you’re looking to slow things down a bit and are pondering moving to the suburbs, there’s something you’ll want to know about the move itself and how to adjust to suburban life.
Whether you’re moving by choice to give your family a different environment, or are moving for a new job that is closer to the suburbs than where you currently live, moving to the suburbs is going to be a big change and will require a lot of preparation to make sure things go smoothly. We’ve got the best tips and tricks you’ll need to make your move out of the city a little easier.
Before we get into our top tips for moving to the suburbs, make sure you’re working with the right city movers who will make not only leaving the city easier but who will also make your overall transition easier. Reebie Storage & Moving Co. will allow you to have the easiest move possible and will provide you with the best service and experience from start to finish.
City vs. Suburbs: What to Consider Before Your Move
If you’re still hedging as to whether or not to make your move to the suburbs from the city, there are some things to take into account before your relocation. A lot of ‘city people’ make their moves to the suburbs and have very different experiences. Some love it, some hate it. So what should you consider when considering the culture shock you can get living in the suburbs?
Some questions you should ask yourself before moving to the suburbs regard location, budget, and differences in neighborhoods.
When it comes to thinking about location or transportation in the suburbs, ask yourself:
- Do you have a car? If not, how do you plan to commute to/from work?
- Is public transportation available? If so, is it convenient?
- How far is your commute?
- Are the suburbs close to where you like to spend your time/hobbies? Do you go to events that would require a lot of travel?
Additionally, ask yourself the following questions regarding the budget:
- What’s your budget for rent, transportation, food, taxes, etc?
- What’s the price difference between your current city home and your potential suburban one?
- If you’re buying your first home, what’s your budget for maintaining it? Include your budget for repairs, lawn maintenance, etc.
…and the differences in your city neighborhood vs. suburban one:
- What amenities do you want from your neighborhood?
- Do you want to live near parks? Specific schools?
- Are you renting or buying?
- What kind of home are you looking for?
- Are you looking for a neighborhood close to activities or restaurants and shops? Or one more removed?
- If you have children, is your neighborhood nearby a local school? Does the bus go to your neighborhood, or will you have to drive your kids to school?
- Is there a hospital, vet, or medical office nearby?
- Are there nearby grocery stores or restaurants?
There are both pros and cons to living in the suburbs, just as there are pros and cons to living in the city. It’s mostly down to preference, but make sure to ask yourself the tough questions before making a big move.
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