Every year, thousands of people move to Florida from New York, but there are also many people who do the opposite.
Florida’s hot, humid weather isn’t for everyone, and if you’re someone who prefers big city living and all four seasons, New York might be a good option for you.
Today, we’ll talk about the pros and cons of moving from Florida to New York, as well as a few moving tips to help keep your move smooth–just the way you deserve. Let’s begin!
Want to learn more about where people are moving to, and why? Check out our 2022 report on the state of moving.
Absolutely. New York is an incredible city with a fast-paced style of living and more amenities than you can imagine. (There’s a reason that New York City is called “the City That Never Sleeps!”)
In a single day, you can book your itinerary with a trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and coffee with friends in Central Park, check out the Grand Central Station, explore Times Square, visit the Statue of Liberty, and go sightseeing across NYC. There are multiple beautiful cities and neighborhoods to live in that are fit for families, startups, young executives, and retirees.
Many people come to New York for new jobs, but you might also decide to move here if you’re looking to escape the hot Florida summers, similar to how many people move from New York to Florida before winter to stay away from the snow.
Let’s talk a little more about the specific pros and cons of calling the Big Apple or another part of New York home.
Here are some things to be aware of before your big move:
If you want to pack up and head to the big city, there are a variety of places to choose from. Two of the top cities are New York City and Manhattan. Here are some neighborhoods and suburbs to look at:
If you move from Central Florida to NYC, you’re looking at about 1,135 miles. A long-distance move between those states will cost between $3,000-$6,000 on average. This will encompass the cost for your movers, a delivery truck, packing supplies, etc.
Now that you have a good idea of the cost, pros, and cons associated with moving to New York, here are a handful of our best tips to help with your move:
While it’s true that New York summers can get warm, the wintertime can get down to the low 30s. You’ll become familiar with brisk wind and snow when you move to New York, which is a big difference from what you’re probably used to living in Florida.
So, our best advice is to pack as soon as you can, and be sure to stock up on thick long-sleeves and pants suitable for the cold weather. While you’re at it, here’s some more packing advice:
It’s highly possible you’ll need a parking permit if you’re relocating to NYC or another major city in New York. You’ll want to spend some time with Google to figure out the local parking rules where you’re moving. Another thing to look at is where you can load and unload your vehicle.
Scheduling a virtual walk-through with a sales representative is helpful for many reasons. For instance, you can make sure you really like your place before signing anything.
You can also figure out the state of the stairwells, hallways, elevators, and more, allowing you to give your movers a heads-up beforehand.
An easy way to save time and avoid stress during your move is to work with a moving company. Bellhop not only offers a reputable team of movers in Florida but also in New York. We can take your items to and from each location, making your move as easy as can be.
We also have a dedicated support and coordination team, which is focused on helping you plan out your move route and other aspects of your move, ensuring all your bases are covered. Aside from packing, our team can take care of everything (loading, unloading, furniture disassembly, furniture reassembly, delivery, and sourcing storage).
Also, did we mention that we don’t charge you for your move based on item weight as most of the competition does? You heard that right! Basically, we just have to make sure it fits on our truck. Then, we can help you start moving. (Also, if you need financing for your move, just ask, and we’ll help you get set up.)
Bellhop serves multiple parts of Florida, including Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Miami, and Orlando. If you want to begin moving from Florida to New York, we can help. We can transport your items from Florida all the way to Brooklyn, Manhattan, or NYC.
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