Whether you’re beginning your dream job or simply seeking adventure, moving to a new city can seem daunting at times. Trust us, we’ve been there. Fortunately, to help ease your transition into your new city, we’ve created a list of things to consider before you settle into your new home!
First things first, familiarize yourself with the ins and outs of the city. Is there going to be extra commute time? How comfortable are you with spending extra time in a car, bus, or subway? It’s important to consider the location of your rental in relation to the places you will be spending the most time.
Cost of living can vary from city- to-city, and often does. After calculating your typical monthly expenses (rent, insurance, utilities), consider setting aside additional money in case your daily cup of coffee is $3 instead of $2!
Consider the ease of driving vs. public transportation. The location of your rental may limit your ability to navigate the city well.
A new city offers a chance to experience different opportunities. Keep in mind, it may take time to adjust to your new way of living
If you’re moving to advance your career or simply a change of pace, consider the future. Is this city aligned with your goals?
At the end of the day, moving to a new city is an exciting experience and awesome adventure. If you’re not sure exactly where you want to live or want to “test out” a new area before making a long-term commitment– The Bindel makes it easy and safe to find great short-term accommodations for 1-month and longer.
Are you moving and need help finding an awesome place to stay?