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Fresh Start: Moving Tips for How to Find the Perfect City for Your Lifestyle

Posted on January 20, 2023

Looking for a fresh start? Here are some factors to consider when finding the best city for your lifestyle. Once you’ve picked your new home, an experienced long-distance moving company will take care of the rest.

Looking for a fresh start? Here are some factors to consider when finding the best city for your lifestyle. Once you’ve picked your new home, an experienced long-distance moving company will take care of the rest.


New year, new you—and that includes where you live. If you’re looking for a fresh start in 2023 and wondering how to find the best city for your lifestyle, we’ve got some moving tips for you.

There are a few different factors you’re going to want to look into when finding a new place to call home: 


Cost of Living

Searches for “cost of living” on Google in Canada skyrocketed in November 2022, and it’s no surprise. We’ve all been feeling the inflation hit recently.

When you look into the cost of living according to Numbeo, an online global cost of living database, the costliest cities include:

  • Victoria, B.C.

  • Toronto, Ont.

  • Vancouver, B.C.

The bottom of the list includes:

  • Brampton, Ont.

  • Regina, Sask.

  • Windsor, Ont.

The list isn’t exhaustive, but it’s worth poking around to get an idea of the cost of living for you and your family. 


Weather

This is one of the most important factors for some people when looking for a place to live. How do you feel about:

  • Rain

  • Snow

  • Sun

  • Warm weather

Some of the cities with the most sunlight hours are actually in Alberta, like Calgary, but temperatures can get quite cold in the winter.

If you’re looking for dry, sunny, and warm, the Okanagan in B.C. is hard to beat. If you’re okay with more precipitation, Victoria, B.C., might be the place for you. 


Nightlife and Culture

Do you love checking out new restaurants? Want to be the first for that new exhibition opening? If nightlife and culture are high on your list of priorities, you’ll want to make the move to an urban centre like Toronto, Vancouver, or Montreal. These major cities are often on the tick list for tours and openings. 


Outdoor Pursuits

This is a big one for some people. Proximity to the outdoors can be a huge boon for your mental and physical health.

If you’re pursuing a sport at a high level, that may factor into your decision-making. There are five Canadian Olympic and Paralympic sports institutes in Canada (Pacific, Calgary, Ontario, Québec, and Atlantic).

If you’re dreaming of mountains and endless adventure, go west. B.C. and Alberta cities and towns like Vancouver, Squamish, Kelowna, Calgary, and Canmore are just a few places with great access to the outdoors for a huge variety of sports like hiking, skiing, and mountain biking.

When you’ve made your decision and are looking to make the move, find the right long-distance moving company to handle the details.

Don’t let a big move stress you out. The right long-distance moving company makes it easy to set off on your next adventure. Get started with a free estimate.