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Moving from Iowa to Florida

Moving from Iowa to Florida

Ready to escape Iowa’s freezing, dry winters and live in The Sunshine state?

Florida has everything you need! From mouth-watering cuisine to beautiful beaches, this place makes you feel right at home from day one. And while the state may not be a hiker’s paradise, its 1300 miles of coastline and natural beauties make up for it.

In this quick guide, we’ll answer some of the most common questions to help make your transition to Florida as easy as possible. We will also share a few practical tips on how to plan your move better and advice on how to ship your car from Iowa to Florida.

What to know before moving from Iowa to Florida?

 – Cost of living

To budget accordingly, when moving from Iowa to Florida, you would have to compare the cost of living in your current city in Iowa with that of your desired destination in the Sunshine State. In general, Florida comes close to the national average in terms of living costs. However, there’s still a wide range as some cities rank 8% lower to 18% higher than the United States average.

For instance, if you are moving to Miami or Jacksonville, expect an increase in the cost of living. However, if you choose the coastal city of Tampa as your new home, you may be able to enjoy the grown-up stuff like housing, bills, and taxes for less.

 – No state income tax

And speaking of taxes! You will not have to pay any state income tax once you become a Floridian. So if you needed one more reason to move from Iowa to Florida, take this as a sign. Once you make it official, you will save about 13% on your tax bills by not paying state income tax.

 – Vacation all year round

If you were once a snowbird or traveled from Iowa to Florida for vacation, you will no longer have to go through the same troubles. No matter where in Florida you choose to live, you’ll be a short trip away from the beach. Sunny days for most of the year, palm trees and exotic plants galore, sea breeze, and a slower pace of life will make you feel like a never-ending vacation.

What advice would you give to someone who is moving to Florida?

 – Get ready for high heat and humidity

As you may know, Florida has over 200 sunshine days a year. The climate is sunny and warm year-round as well. While it is perfect for being outside and enjoying the beaches, the constant warm weather can be unpleasant at times. You will have to get used to the state’s humidity and high temperatures. Keep that in mind, so you are better prepared.

 – Check out the job market

If you don’t have a job lined up in Florida, we recommend starting your search for employment ahead of the move. That does not necessarily mean interviewing for jobs as soon as possible, but getting an idea about the job market and checking what skills and qualifications are in demand is always an excellent way to prepare yourself.

 – Look for housing in advance

If you already know where in Florida you want to live, we recommend researching all the neighborhoods in that particular city. It will give you a preview of what to expect when you move. Asking friends, relatives, or anyone you know who lives in Florida for housing advice, might also be a big help.

Moving to Florida for a job and need to rent a place closer to work? Then thorough research will help you get an idea of which area would work best for you. Walking distance to the office or proximity to public transportation would be a must. Are you looking for a family-friendly neighborhood and a big yard? Suburban areas would probably be your answer.

How to ship my car from Iowa to Florida?

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If you swore to go car-free at some point in your life, it’s probably won’t happen in Florida. You may want to keep your vehicle not only to run errands, but to explore the beaches and parks. Now, you just need to arrange the shipping of your vehicle.


Shipping a car from Iowa to Florida is easy with the right auto transport company.


Research online, call and ask questions. This way, you will get a feel of the company and the people who work there. Research the company’s website and read customer reviews. This will help you choose an optimal solution for your auto transport needs.

To ship your car with peace of mind call our team now. We thrive on transparency and reliability – our vehicle relocation experts will be happy to answer all of your car shipping questions and deliver services tailored to your needs.

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