Welcome back to the Allstate Self Storage blogs. This month we’ve been covering topics related to moves, specifically how to do so in the safest manner. In the process of researching for it a thought occurred to us, how do you even know where to live? For a lot of us we never really had to make a conscious decision. We moved with our families, grew up, found work, moved out on our own nearby and so the cycle repeats. But what if you have the opportunity to move whether across town or to entirely fresh start, how do you decide? We’re going to go over a few tips to help you decide where the next chapter of your story should begin.
o No matter how you slice it, the price to rent/buy a home and the cost of living varies and is one of the biggest considerations. If you can barely afford rent at your swank apartment, you won’t be able to enjoy that location.
o Speaking of, another one of those big considerations: location. Determine what is important to you. Is it access to lots of different restaurants, quick access to the freeway and a grocery? A park? Whatever it is that will make you the happiest day in and day out, narrow your search there.
• Commute Time
o Assuming you already have a job, consider the time your commute will take. It might not seem like much, but this is a daily consideration. If a longer commute time works for you, then you’ll have a much larger search radius to choose a place from.
• Employment Opportunities
o The last thing you’ll want to do is make a big move only to find there is no need for your field of expertise. Be honest with yourself about how easy (or not!) work will be to find in your potential areas. If you’re relocating across state lines, lining up a job first is the best step, and it can help you in deciding on where to live!
These have been just a few tips on how to search for a place to live. While they may sound obvious to you, we hope they’ve been of some help to folks. We’ll catch you all next time on the blog!