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Moving from NYC to Orlando

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Moving from NYC to Orlando is something that you might want to carefully prepare for. The respective “pulses” of each city are completely different, and you might want to know what to expect. Furthermore, you may need to adjust your monthly spending to account for the change in living expenses. Of course, you will also want to know how to make the relocation process much easier and how to select the best neighborhood. That is why Roadway Moving has prepared this article for you, where we will guide you through the entire process! Without any further ado, let’s dive right into it!


Moving from NYC to Orlando doesn’t have to be hard

While relocating to another city will require you to manage and accomplish numerous tasks, these four need to be at the forefront of your thoughts:

  • Learn about the difference in living costs
  • Observe lifestyle changes
  • Choose your new neighborhood very carefully
  • Don’t forget to prepare for the relocation process itself
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Moving from NYC to Orlando doesn’t have to be hard, with Roadway Moving crew.

Ideally, you will want to spend some time “living” in Orlando before you relocate. This will provide you with the best, up-to-date, information possible. While you can definitely work only with the information presented in this article, there is no replacement for a “live” experience.

NYC vs Orlando – Living costs

When moving from NYC to Orlando, the first thing you will experience is the drastic reduction in the overall living costs. For most people, this is the main reason for changing their hometown. The cost of living in Orlando is almost 50% lower than in NYC (more if you currently live in Manhattan), but the salaries are lower as well. However, the salary difference is usually around 20%, meaning that you are still coming ahead.

Here are some examples of the differences in living costs:

  • A meal in an inexpensive restaurant in NYC/Orlando – $25/$18.50
  • 1kg of Bananas in NYC/Orlando – $2.64/$1.36
  • Basic monthly utilities in NYC/Orlando – $168/$185
  • 1 Pair of mid-range Nike running shoes in NYC/Orlando – $96/$80
  • Renting a 1-bedroom apartment in the City Centre in NYC/Orlando – $3,336/$1,605

As you can see, almost everything is cheaper in Orlando, with the only exception being the basic monthly utilities. That is why you might want to consider hiring extra moving services from your long distance movers NYC, to maximize your convenience. With all the money you will be saving, you will be able to afford many more conveniences, as well!

Lifestyle changes

Living in NYC is, quite frankly, unlike living anywhere else. The fast pace, the opportunities, the possibilities, the culture… Any other city simply cannot match what NYC has to offer in that regard. This means that you need to consider that living in Orlando might require some adjusting. Here is the good news: Orlando is much safer than NYC, the climate is a lot better, and everything is more affordable.

But you may soon find that the available amenities in Orlando can’t hold a candle to the amenities that NYC provides. The people in Orlando are also a lot more laid-back than in NYC, which creates an impression of laziness. Whereas everyone is constantly in a rush in NYC, the residents of Orlando are much keener on taking a day off if possible. You will also need to deal with higher humidity in Orlando, an inevitable aspect of Florida life. If you are hiring storage services, make sure that the units themselves are climate-controlled. Otherwise, your items may succumb to the adverse effects of humidity.

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You will need to adjust to a humid environment.

Choosing the ideal Orlando neighborhood

There are numerous places to live in Orlando, but some of them are simply “better” than others. Here is the list of some of the most popular neighborhoods in Orlando, Florida:

  1. Park Lake/Highland
  2. Downtown
  3. Uptown
  4. Thornton Park
  5. Audubon Park
  6. Delaney Park
  7. Rowena Gardens
  8. Lake Davis/Greenwood
  9. Lawsona/Fern Creek
  10. Colonialtown North
  11. Coytown
  12. Rose Isle
  13. College Park
  14. Lake Copeland
  15. Orwin Manor
  16. Lake Weldona
  17. Lake Formosa
  18. Baldwin park
  19. South Eola
  20. Lake Como
  21. Lake Nona South
  22. Northlake Park at Lake Nona
  23. Lake Nona Central
  24. Florida Center
  25. Lake Nona Estates
  26. Lake Underhill

All of the above neighborhoods have an A+ rating on As you can see, there is no shortage of amazing places to live in the city of Orlando. What you need to do is spend some time evaluating the best location for your new home or office. Every area has something unique to offer, after all. Only by carefully examining all the possible options can you get to an ideal decision.

Moving from NYC to Orlando and how to make it easier

Once you figure out where your new home is going to be, it is time to divert your attention to the moving process itself. The first thing you will want to do is figure out whether you are performing a DIY relocation or hiring a professional mover. If opting for the latter, the first task is to get a quote from your mover of choice. After that, you can choose to add or remove moving services until you get the ideal balance of convenience and cost.

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You are going to need plenty of moving boxes!

Aside from choosing the best movers for the task, you will need to consider doing the following:

  • Creating a moving checklist
  • Going through a decluttering process
  • Obtaining the necessary packing supplies
  • Enlisting the help of friends and family

If you want to save a lot of time and energy, you may also opt to hire packing services from a professional mover. This will allow you to forgo obtaining packing materials, as your moving company will provide them for you. It will also maximize the safety of your belongings for their trip ahead. You can also opt for partial packing services if you want to minimize the cost but retain the convenience.

Moving from NYC to Orlando is all about careful preparation. The more you know in advance, the easier it will be. And, of course, hiring a quality moving company that has experience with NYC to Orlando relocations is a big plus. If you want to make your relocation as smooth, reliable, and stress-free as possible, all you need to do is contact Roadway Moving today! We will ensure that your transition to your new home or office is everything you want it to be!

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