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Your Guide on Deciding Where to Live

Deciding where to live is exciting, but it can also be overwhelming. Whether you’re deciding where to move for a job offer, to be closer to family, or to immerse yourself in a community that aligns with your interests and social needs—there’s so much to consider. Our guides will help you compare cities’ costs of living, weather, and community demographics.

Your Guide on Deciding Where to Live

Deciding where to live is exciting, but it can also be overwhelming. Whether you’re deciding where to move for a job offer, to be closer to family, or to immerse yourself in a community that aligns with your interests and social needs—there’s so much to consider. Our guides will help you compare cities’ costs of living, weather, and community demographics.
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Necessities like groceries, childcare, and utilities can vary wildly from city to city. Our guides walk you through the cost of living in US cities so that you can budget for your next home.

Dreaming of sunny beach days? Craving winter snow sports? Or just looking for a mild year-round climate? Our guides compare weather and climate across the US.

Maybe you’re a first-time homeowner, a new parent, a bicyclist, a beer enthusiast, or music lover. We’ve looked at data through various lenses to help people find a place to call home.

Once you’ve decided where to move, we’ll help with the rest. Our guides help you decide what moving services to use, which moving company to hire, and how to settle into your new home.

Discover costs of living

Cost of living is top of mind when deciding where to live. We’ll deliver stats and facts on utility costs, least and most affordable cities, and more to help you assess your financial needs.

Compare climate and weather

Whether you’re looking for a sunnier place or wondering about the likelihood of a natural disaster happening in your state, we’ll give you a closer look at climate and weather trends.

Learn about community demographics

Single mingler or ready to start a family? Or maybe you’re just looking for a place with activities and cultural experiences you enjoy. Use our reports to explore communities across the US.

Find the right moving service

We can help. Learn more about the three basic moving services to determine which option is right for you—and which moving companies are the most reliable.
Professional move
They handle it all.

Professional movers load your stuff, ship it to your new home, and unload it all for you. It’s the easiest—but most expensive—option.

Containers
You load, they ship.

You load up all your belongings, but the movers transport your container to your new home. It’s the middle road for effort and cost.

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Move truck rentals
You do all the work.

Worried about costs? Rent a truck, load it yourself, drive it to your new home, and unload all your things. You do it all—and save a lot.

Plan next steps

Once you’re all set on your location, we’d be happy to help with the hard parts of moving. Our guides walk you through moving services, moving companies, and settling into your new home.

Latest resources for deciding where to live

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