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Moving from Florida to Michigan

Moving from Florida to Michigan

From long humid summers to the full spectrum of seasons – this is what moving from Florida to Michigan means. Though both are in the same country, the two states can often feel worlds apart. And not only in climate.

Such a big relocation can be jarring if you don’t prepare yourself. To help you, we will go over what you need to know about the differences between both states. We will also cover some moving specifics. Finally, you will learn about the process of shipping a car from Florida to Michigan, because you are going to need a vehicle there.

Is it better to live in Florida or Michigan?

Many people love Florida for its laidback lifestyle. That attracts retirees and snowbirds. On the other hand, career-minded people tend to look elsewhere for their goals. Not that the Sunshine State doesn’t allow for career development, but it is somewhat limited.

A lot of families also prefer not to raise their children in Florida. There are complex reasons for that, but education, wages, and expenses top the list. That being said, folks do enjoy the sense of freedom and community that Florida offers. Long-term citizens there grow very loyal to the place, despite its presumed negatives.

I may be moving to Michigan from Florida. What do I need to know?

The general culture of Michigan may come out a bit standoffish for some. People there are simply not as outgoing as Floridians. On top of that, virtually anyone in the Great Lakes State will tell you that you just have to bear the weather. That seems to be the most challenging thing for people coming from Florida.

There is some good news too! Housing in Michigan usually comes cheaper. You can easily get a bigger place for less money. Families can live comfortably and save up without issues.

Note that people often feel discouraged when looking at Michigan State rankings. However, those can be misleading. Though education ranks fairly low, there are plenty of good institutions. The University of Michigan serves as an excellent example. On top of that, businesses see many opportunities there, and the state continues to develop.

How much does it cost to move from Florida to Michigan?

When you think about the cost of moving, you have to look at two aspects: short-term and long-term costs. The former relates to the specific price of the moving service you choose. Statistics show us that the average for a 2-bedroom move comes at about $2,000. Though to get a more accurate estimate, you should request a quote from a reputable moving company.

Then come long-term costs. These have to do with the cost of living, opportunities, career development, among others. Taxes also play a role.

One of the first things people like to point out about Florida is the lack of income tax. Conversely, Michigan leans more heavily on taxes. Even so, the Great Lakes State comes on top. With a higher median salary and a substantially cheaper cost of living, it beats the Sunshine State in that regard.

How to ship a car from Florida to Michigan?

If you want to get your car to Michigan, you have two main options – driving or shipping your vehicle. The former may seem tempting but consider how long of a drive that is. Plus, depending on the time of year, it may be downright impossible.

On the other hand, auto transport allows you to have peace of mind. You will not have to worry about figuring all the details of a road trip either. Not to mention that when you draw the line, driving often comes out pricier than it looks at first. With car shipping, you do not have unknown variables, and you do not have to give up your time.

Should you want to get an accurate price for transporting your vehicle, you can request a free car shipping quote from us. Our experts will give you a manual estimate tailored to your specific needs.

Do I need a car in Michigan?

Michigan’s public transportation system has a bad reputation. They do try to improve it, but so far, it remains inconvenient for most people. Plus, the weather can impede it even more, which is why many avoid it altogether. Ride-sharing alternatives do not fare much better, mainly because of the cost. You would not want to pay $50 just to get to work every day.

That makes it necessary to have a trusty vehicle. The best choice would be a good 4×4 or at least an all-wheel drive. Why? Because you want a car that can easily go through the snow or get out of a rut.

Can you bear the weather? Do you want a place where you can enjoy nature in all its glory – lakes, mountains, and forests alike? Are you looking for a place with great opportunities? If so, then you will love Michigan!

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