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Know Your Neighborhood and Where All the Common Amenities Can Be Sourced

Know Your Neighborhood and Where All the Common Amenities Can Be Sourced
Know Your Neighborhood and Where All the Common Amenities Can Be Sourced

Knowing Your Neighborhood and Where All the Common Amenities Can Be Sourced

Moving to a new locality comes because of numerous reasons. A change of jobs, joining a partner, change of environment are just but a few of them. Most significantly is when you buy a new home and cannot wait to move. Irrespective of your reasons, a new neighborhood can take some time to get used to. Once the moving truck leaves your compound, you sort of feel ‘lonely’ with no one to help you know your way around. As you unpack, arrange your belongings and start getting the feel of your house, you still have one more task, sourcing for amenities.

School for your children

Whether you own the house or have occupied it under a lease agreement, your children need a good school they can attend. Highly rated education facilities provide your children with continuity and quality learning. Besides, such schools give the neighborhood a good reputation, and property values soar.  Make some time to look for a school nearby to enroll your children.

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Shopping centers

Proximity to shopping malls is crucial. You need a place where you can buy groceries, clothes, toys and other necessities. From time to time, you may not feel like eating at home. Going to a restaurant fills in the gap. Therefore, discover the location of the nearest restaurant. A headache does not necessarily warrant a visit to a hospital, but a pharmacy will do just fine. Find it too.

Entertainment venues

Theaters, cinema halls, and recreation centers bring neighborhoods to life. Such facilities are necessary for unwinding during the weekends when both work and school take a break. Indeed, a good movie will cheer you up. Children will love going out to the merry go round, swings, bouncing castles and for some ice-cream. Find out where these are and their distance from your house.

Bus and train stations

Do you commute to work? Research and locate the nearest bus stop. Also, from the map of the area, check whether trains use that route. Establish how far you should walk to get to a bus terminus or an underground train station.

Public recreation zone

Open spaces give a neighborhood an appealing look. A well-manicured park can be a fantastic place to go to when you need solitude. If you have little children, the park can serve as a safe place for them to run around, play and mingle with their peers.

After moving to a new neighborhood, you become a part of it. However, despite differences from your previous locality, some amenities are standard. Look for nearby schools for your kids and shopping areas for purchase of your household consumables. Also, find the nearest recreation facilities and whether you should walk or take a cab to get there. Locate the bus or train station that serves homeowners in the area. A nearby recreation park is a bonus. Once you find these conveniences, you gain confidence and feel that you are part of the community.

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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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Mylene Rutllant
It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.
★★★★★

Due to the nature of my work, I must relocate every couple of years to where my company needs me. Because of this, I’ve tested several moving and auto transport companies over the years.

And my choice in terms of auto transport has to be A1 Auto Transport. It’s in the name, but also in the quality with which they do their jobs. I’ve never had a problem with this company.

The only time my shipment was delayed was during winter when a snowstorm closed down all the major roads. And they still found an alternative and got my car delivered before roads got unstuck.

When I moved to West Virginia, they picked up my car the very day I called them. I like to think they take special care of me considering all the business I’ve sent them. I’ll continue to support A1 Auto Transport. It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.

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Luis Rodriguez
You have my full support and recommendation!
★★★★★

I considered selling my car when I moved to Washington. It was old and rusty, but I grew attached to it. So, I called a couple companies to transport it to my new home, but they both fell through.

The first one couldn’t decide on a schedule. He would constantly change the pickup date till I got frustrated and canceled. The second was insufferable, very rude on the phone, even worse in person.

They started picking a part my car asking me why I still have it. If that’s their opinion of my vehicle, how can I trust they’ll take care of it? If something happened midway, why wouldn’t they just blame it on the car instead of paying up?

So, I cancelled this company as well and turned to A1 Auto Transport. From the get go, they were very different from my past options. Their website was very professional and up to date, full of useful information. I requested a quote using their online form, and I got an email response within an hour. Surprisingly fast!

If I didn’t know any better, I would’ve thought they were lacking customers, but the email spoke for itself. In just one email, everything I needed to know was there, including a contact number I could use to get more information or confirm the transport.

I called and got things rolling. I was very pleased with the driver. He followed standard procedure and represented his company well. Can’t remember his name, but props to him!

The car arrived in Washington 6 days later in excellent condition. From what I understand, the transport was delayed a bit by a storm, but since the time window was 4-6 days from the beginning, I don’t really care. You have my full support and recommendation!

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Cristine Benoit
I can safely say this is a legit company that will get the job done.
★★★★★

There are a lot of options for auto transport these days, which surprisingly makes it harder to find a good company. I received more than 10 offers to ship my car, but I couldn’t decide on any of them.

After doing some research, I got even more worried reading about all the scams and accidents that can happen. But, I have work to do and couldn’t afford to drive my newly purchased Mini Cooper all the way to Virginia.

Fortunately, I made the right choice with A1 Auto Transport. They are very good at their jobs. I spent more than an hour drilling Joe with various questions, and he never once lost his patience. He saw I was interested, so he bore with me until I was satisfied. The driver was also very courteous and my car was intact on arrival. I couldn’t have asked for more.

By the way, the price we first agreed on stayed the same. There were no delays or unexpected “surprises.” I can safely say this is a legit company that will get the job done.

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David Osallo
We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10!
★★★★★

We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10! We chose them to move our car from California to Vermont, since we needed professionals.

We were abroad during the transport, so the transport was a bit tricky. The driver had to pick it up from storage on short notice and get it to its destination within at most 10 days. I was happy to note it arrived sooner. We got it 3 days early, right when we got home to pick it up. It made getting around way easier. Awesome service!

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Trans Global Auto Logistics, Inc.
3401 E Randol Mill Rd
Arlington, TX 76011
NO. 018191NF
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15501 Texaco Avenue
Paramount, CA 90723
NO. 013055NF
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2840 NW 2nd Ave #105
Boca Raton, FL 33431
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435 Division Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
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Edison, NJ 08837
NO. 17858N
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1160 South Rogers Circle Suite 1
Boca Raton, FL 33487
NO. 025646
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