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Ready for a Move? Check Out the Most Affordable Major Canadian Cities Worth Moving To

Canada

by Talar Sakarya Posted on May 3, 2024

Plan to move to a new city or province but don’t want to veer too far from city life? Take a look at housing prices and other important considerations in our picks for most affordable Canadian cities that still feel like you’re living large (but without the large price tag).

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Here’s Where To Get Free Boxes for Your Move

Moving Tips and Hacks

by LB Gabriel Posted on May 2, 2024

Find out how to score free moving boxes and save money on your move. Not only will it be easier on your wallet than brand new boxes, it’s better for the environment. See our top tips for finding boxes and packing essentials for free.

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What’s the Cheapest Way to Move Cross-Country?

Long-Distance Moves

by Bridget Houlihan Posted on May 1, 2024

Moving across the country is an adventure, to say the least. Long-distance moves can be complex, and they definitely require lots of planning and foresight to ensure they’re as efficient and stress-free as possible. Naturally, it’s going to cost more to move cross-country than to another nearby neighborhood, but is it possible to move far away without breaking the bank? And is the cheapest way to move cross-country the best way? Find out now.

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12 Tips for Moving Cross-Country From Someone Who Did It

Long-Distance Moves

by Jessica Thiefels Posted on April 30, 2024

Moving across the country is exciting — so much to look forward to, from the journey to your final destination. It’s also different from any other move you’ll make. Before you pack up your car and head out, learn a few lessons from someone who’s done it before.

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How To Minimize Interstate Moving Costs

Moving Tips and Hacks

by Matt Lyons Posted on April 30, 2024

Sure, moving somewhere new is exciting. You’re anticipating a fresh start in a completely new environment. But at the same time, there are a lot of stressors that go along with the moving process, including packing up all your belongings and finding the proper way to, well, actually move. Especially if it happens to involve moving to another state and dealing with interstate moving costs. So here’s our guide to help you navigate those cost stressors and get one step closer to that fresh start.

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Living in Charlotte, NC: 22 Things To Know About Life in the Queen City

Charlotte North Carolina

by Sofia Rivera Posted on April 30, 2024

If you ask a Queen City local what living in Charlotte, NC, is really like, they’ll regale you with tales of four beautiful seasons and a friendly, small(er)-town feel with a big-city skyline. If you’re thinking of uprooting your life to move there, though, you’ll want more than just a sentence of niceties. Here's our list of 22 things to know about living in Charlotte.

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16 Things to Know About Living in Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City Missouri

by Matt Lyons Posted on April 30, 2024

Whether you know it as Kansas City or Cowtown, there’s always something new to discover in this beloved city. And with a healthy job market and plenty of industries, it’s a great place for young professionals and families alike to make their home. There are a few things to know before you move there, though. But luckily, our guide is here to help lay it all out for you.

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Looking for the Safest Neighborhoods in Seattle? We Have 11 Right Here

Washington State Seattle

by Bridget Houlihan Posted on April 30, 2024

Seattle is a large city, and crimes tend to be concentrated in certain areas. Still, if you’re considering a move to the Emerald City — and there are tons of reasons why you should — you likely want to know what the safest neighborhoods in Seattle are. So here are 11 of the neighborhoods we think you should check out.

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Pros and Cons of Living in Miami: What To Expect When Starting a New Chapter in the Magic City

Miami Florida

by Matt Lyons Posted on April 30, 2024

Is Miami a good place to live? We think it’s a no-brainer. Considered one of the most beloved and eventful cities in the nation, Miami is a hot spot for newcomers and Florida natives alike. Whether it’s for the warm weather, lovely beaches, top-notch restaurants, schools, or other attractions, it’s no surprise that the population in the city has been steadily increasing over the past few years. But before you take our word for it and make the big move, it’s important to consider both the pros and cons of living in Miami. After all, you want to make sure Miami is the perfect city for you.

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These Are the Safest Neighborhoods in Miami [2024]

Miami Florida

by Bridget Houlihan Posted on April 30, 2024

Want to live near the beach, enjoy a first-class arts and culture scene, and have access to a variety of cuisines? Then the vibrant city of Miami may be the perfect place. But when it comes to choosing a place to live in Miami, you’ll want to consider both the pros and cons of this city — one of which is the crime level. But how much crime is there really? And which neighborhoods are considered the safest neighborhoods in Miami? That’s what this guide will answer.

 

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