The best state to relocate to is different for everyone, depending on individual needs and preferences. If you’re looking for a place to plant new roots, consider these factors when researching destinations.
Quality of Life: This is the most important factor for many people, and also, the most complex. Is the year-round weather comfortable for you? Are your favorite activities and venues readily available, like shopping, fine dining, outdoor areas, clubs, etc. What is the quality of the school system? Is the crime rate at an acceptable level? What about your proximity to healthcare? These are all just some of the factors in determining your ideal quality of life and whether your relocation destination will live up to it.
Cost of Living: There can be a huge difference in the cost of living between any two cities. Even if you’re able to afford a home there, make sure you’ll have the finances to live there long term.
Day-to-day Living: Once you’ve narrowed down your relocation destinations, visit them. Travel brochures and the Internet can only tell you so much. If you’re visiting a number of faraway places, you can transport your car to each in order to avoid vehicular wear-and-tear and rental hassles. Once you’ve had time to explore the locale and surroundings in person, you’ll be better equipped to make your relocation decision.
Written By: John Andrews