6 Things You Should Consider Before Moving to a New City

Written by Carlyle Property Management on 12.08.17

Moving to a New City

Moving to a new city can truly be a life-changing experience. In fact, you should always make a list of the pros and cons before you relocate to any new metropolis. This can help you stay on track — especially when it comes to settling in and beginning a new life. Whether you're looking for better job opportunities or a more stable life for the family, here are some of the things you must consider before stepping on the plane or driving to your new home.

The Cost of Living

Planning your budget is essential in your new city. If planning on moving to Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love welcomes you and yours with open arms. However, you must take the following into account before moving into a new apartment or home:

  • Housing costs: Apartment rental fees, rents or available homes
  • Healthcare: Doctor, hospital and medication costs
  • Food prices: Weekly groceries and dining out costs
  • Gas prices: Daily commutes to and from work, school, or social activities for the family

For first-time movers, you can use online cost-of-living calculators. These essential tools — like Bankrate — list the average prices of everything you need to know. This includes housing, recreational activities, household supplies and even transportation costs in the Greater Philadelphia area. These calculators also cover restaurant menu costs and so much more in Philly. If looking for apartments to rent to Philadelphia, Carlyle Property Management has you covered. From Northern Liberties and Ardmore to Rittenhouse Square, they showcase some of the finest apartments in the city with all the latest amenities and features.

Job and Salary Comparisons

Philadelphia is a historic city with a vibrant and growing job market. There is so much to do and see for new arrivals in the city as well. However, before you can truly explore the wonders of Philly, it is important to have at least a minimum of three months' savings. This, of course, only pertains to those who are looking for new jobs or career changes in Philadelphia. If you already have a job lined up, here are some essentials to consider:

  • Calculate your new salary: How will it affect your daily budget and ability to save money in the new city?
  • Regional comparisons: Is your new salary significantly higher than the city you are moving from?
  • Proper budgeting: Even with a new job, you may have to curtail certain expensive activities.
  • Single or family: Philly is a great city to work and raise a family in. it’s also a haven for millennials and singles looking to build their lives.

These are but a few things to consider before making the move to Philadelphia. If you are ready to experience the best of Philly, simply contact Carlyle Property Management for apartment tours in Downtown and other areas today. 

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