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Deciding Where To Move

Research About New Locations

Moving is one of the key decisions that might have to be made from time to time during your life. While a few people may have the luxury of being able to live their entire lives in the same location, this is not going to work for most people today. The reasons for making a move can range from family concerns to finding more work or professional opportunities. Regardless of the reasons why, there are some things to help when determining where you should move.

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  • Cost of Living: Maybe one of the first factors to consider in terms of making any type of permanent move would be how affordable the new location is. This factor should include housing or rent expenses, utilities, food, gas, and any other normal expenses that you will be using regularly.The cost of living can and does vary from city to city, sometimes considerably. Major metropolitan areas are typically more expensive than smaller cities and towns away from the hustle and bustle. The great thing is that there are many online resources to help research new locations.
  • Local Climate: The big decision here is what type of climate do you prefer? There are great places to live in just about every imaginable climate or weather condition from cold to temperate to warm and hot. Many times, a move is made on the basis of getting away from the current climate to something thought to be much more tolerable.
  • Crime & Other Facts: It is also important to consider just how violent and crime-filled a new location might be. While these stats are not something a city's tourism board is going to promote, you can find the numbers on the internet. Obviously, the best way to look at these numbers is in comparison to your current (and maybe other) location. This way, you can get a realistic idea as to what those numbers actually mean.
  • Employment Market: Each city and region is likely going to have a different base of employment. There main be specific main industries, so that should be taken into consideration when planning a potential move. There may be more workers than jobs, which might tend to depress wages and earnings. On the other hand, there are some areas with many jobs and not enough people to fill them. Just be sure the types of jobs offered are what you are after.
  • Lifestyle: Each area may also have a different type of lifestyle. Maybe there are some things you would really enjoy doing, but can't right now in your current location like boating and water skiing. Or, perhaps you would like to find an area rich in arts and culture. Once again, a little research should be able to help you discover your ideal area.
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Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing. 

After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood. 

With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.

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Paramount, CA 90723
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