Tips for Moving to the Suburbs from the City

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Moving to the suburbs from the city can be a uniquely strange process – with increased space, less noise, and a slower pace, it can come with all sorts of emotional adjustments. In this blog entry, the expert moving team here at Noah’s Ark Moving and Storage will detail some tips to make moving between the city and the suburbs much easier.

Searching for Community

While cities can be more diverse, with tons of stuff and types of people around you at all times, the suburbs can be a bit more spread out. We recommend searching for your intended suburban neighborhood based on the type of community and lifestyle prevalent in the neighborhood. Some suburban neighborhoods are full of young families, while others are full of retirees – and others are full of college students, or 20/30-something professionals! Consider what type of lifestyle and area appeals to you before choosing the neighborhood you want to live in.

 

Considering Commuting Time

Depending on the location of your job, moving to the suburbs can lengthen or shorten your commute. You might have to travel a broader distance, but it may still take less time than staggered urban commutes. If you have a car, this may be simple, but if you’re limited to public transportation, you will want to consider the proximity and availability of public transportation to the exact location you’re planning on moving to – and whether that public transportation does, in fact, bring you to the location of your job.

 

Emotional Pace Adjustment

The pace of the suburbs is very different from the pace of the city, and the contrast might feel stark, or even shocking at first. From the way people socialize, to the speed that people move, the suburbs are much slower and more relaxed than urban settings. We recommend basking in and enjoying this more peaceful pace, rather than constantly comparing it. There’s a way you can adapt many aspects of your urban lifestyle to suburban life, but it will require a different way of experiencing the world around you – by embracing new experiences, exploring and finding new locations like parks, favorite walking routes, and restaurants, you can make the transition peaceful, and even exciting.

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Tips for Moving to the Suburbs from the City

Noah’s-Ark-2

Moving to the suburbs from the city can be a uniquely strange process – with increased space, less noise, and a slower pace, it can come with all sorts of emotional adjustments. In this blog entry, the expert moving team here at Noah’s Ark Moving and Storage will detail some tips to make moving between the city and the suburbs much easier.

Searching for Community

While cities can be more diverse, with tons of stuff and types of people around you at all times, the suburbs can be a bit more spread out. We recommend searching for your intended suburban neighborhood based on the type of community and lifestyle prevalent in the neighborhood. Some suburban neighborhoods are full of young families, while others are full of retirees – and others are full of college students, or 20/30-something professionals! Consider what type of lifestyle and area appeals to you before choosing the neighborhood you want to live in.

 

Considering Commuting Time

Depending on the location of your job, moving to the suburbs can lengthen or shorten your commute. You might have to travel a broader distance, but it may still take less time than staggered urban commutes. If you have a car, this may be simple, but if you’re limited to public transportation, you will want to consider the proximity and availability of public transportation to the exact location you’re planning on moving to – and whether that public transportation does, in fact, bring you to the location of your job.

 

Emotional Pace Adjustment

The pace of the suburbs is very different from the pace of the city, and the contrast might feel stark, or even shocking at first. From the way people socialize, to the speed that people move, the suburbs are much slower and more relaxed than urban settings. We recommend basking in and enjoying this more peaceful pace, rather than constantly comparing it. There’s a way you can adapt many aspects of your urban lifestyle to suburban life, but it will require a different way of experiencing the world around you – by embracing new experiences, exploring and finding new locations like parks, favorite walking routes, and restaurants, you can make the transition peaceful, and even exciting.

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