SAN FRANCISCO (STL.News) – A new report from Seattle-based real estate brokerage Redfin revealed that more Americans are leaving pricey big cities for affordable metro areas. According to the report, the national share of home-searchers considering relocation was 25 percent in the second quarter of 2019 – that’s a 24 percent increase in the same period the prior year. Also, Sacramento has the most significant number of people moving into – rather than leaving – the area. Alternatively, most people residing in expensive cities, such as San Francisco, were looking to move out. San Francisco had the second-highest net outflow or number of people looking to leave minus the number of those wanting to move in.
As Northern California residents looking to leave the big city for smaller metro areas, OCD Moving Services, which offers local and long-distance moving services to California residents and beyond, shares the top tips to prepare yourself to move from the big city to the small town.
Consider The Community When Looking For A New Area
When looking for a new area in which to purchase a house, OCD Moving Services advises California residents to consider the community in which you’ll be moving. Individuals who live in a big city can get used to the different areas and neighborhoods that offer unique characteristics. However, in a big city, those characteristics can differ from those you’ll find in communities in smaller towns. For example, rather than an “entertainment district” like that of a big city, the suburbs are often separated by the type of living experience offered. For example, some parts of the town might be primarily dominated by college and university students, while others may consist of younger families, older residents, and retired individuals,. When moving to a small town, consider the type of people and lifestyles that are more appealing to you in a neighborhood.
Consider Your Work Commute
When you live and work in a big city, there is sometimes the added benefit of public transportation to get to and from work. However, a commute in the suburbs can be much quicker or longer than you’d experience living in the city. If your job is still in the city, your commute may be longer. Alternatively, if you’re relocating for a job, you can consider finding a house closer to where your office is. Public transportation is often limited in the suburbs. For that reason, if you were used to not having a car in the city, driving in the suburbs will be a transition.
Remember That The Suburbs Will Be Different
When moving from the big city to the suburbs, you might experience a bit of a culture shock at first. Everything will be different; from the way people interact with each other, to the customer service, and possibly even the dining options. If you can embrace the change and find your place in the suburbs, you may enjoy the new experience.
OCD Moving Services Offers Free Estimates For houses Moving
If you’re leaving the big city for the suburbs soon, call OCD Moving Services. With over five years of experience in the industry, OCD Moving Services has helped clients move in and out of homes all across California. The professionals at OCD Moving Services also offer packing services and junk removal services. For a free estimate, call Bay Area’s top moving company at 510*375*3844, or visit http://www.ocdmovingservices.net.