From the East to the West, No Matter Where You Choose to Move, We Have Your Back

Whether you are moving coasts for your job or just for better weather and surf, continue reading on for some advice on moving to the West Coast.

Benefits of Moving From East To West Coast

You are right – moving from one coast to another is stressful, complicated, and many uncertainties arise accompanying the already difficult process.

There are many reasons people choose to leave the East Coast and the Philly Cheese steaks behind for the In and Out burger options of the West Coast.

If you are on your way to great tacos, iMoving has your back for all the nitty gritty moving details. Best of luck for your move!

Why do People Relocate to the West Coast from the East Coast?

  • Job Options
  • Weather that is friendly
  • Surfing at different levels
  • Sports options
  • Lifestyle Major shifts
  • Health Reasons
  • Retirement
  • Change of scenery
  • Desire for an active lifestyle
  • Tech and Innovation options
  • Start up assistance
  • Education opportunities
  • Cost of living changes

No matter the reason, iMoving has your back for the cross country move!

Best Things About The West Coast

  • Cultural Mix: The West Coast is home to a wonderful mix of cultures and ethnicities from the entire world, resulting in a diverse community up and down the coast. Chinatown to Little Italys to incredible Latino communities with the best tacos you have ever had, the West Coast will have you feeling as if you took an international flight every day of the week.
  • Close to Nature: One of my favorite advantages of living on the West Coast is the close distance to nature and adventures. Whether it's hiking in the mountains, surfing Malibu or hidden surf peaks, or exploring national parks on foot, you have easy access to outdoor adventures and opportunities to connect with the great outdoors.
  • Incredible Scenery: The West Coast is known for its natural beauty, including stunning coastlines, mountains just waiting for you to climb, forests, and even desserts to keep it real. California boasts some of the world’s top beaches to the while the Pacific Northwest, gives your forests for miles where you could get lost and start a drug mine and no one would know. 
  • Adventures: The West Coast is an outdoor adventure lover’s paradise. You can expect year-round hiking, camping, surfing, skiing, kayaking, snowboarding and more.
  • The weather is perfect: The West Coast enjoys a relatively mild climate with lots of sunshine year-round. Some would say you have the perfect weather in California every single day.
  • Culinary Delights: Thanks to the mix of cultures, the West Coast has  world-class culinary options. From Michelin-star restaurants you probably can’t afford  to food trucks, festivals, vegan large events and farmers' markets, the region offers a diverse plethora of dining options for every person and budget. (Yes, you can survive only on dollar tacos in Cali, from experience).
  • Entertainment: Cities such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle are city hubs with insane art, music and entertainment scenes. There are world-class museums, concerts, theaters, galleries, show venues, and festivals no matter what your style is.
  • Technology: The West Coast is a leader in the world in innovation and technology. Silicon Valley is the heart of the tech industry for the world, and California hosts the offices of some of the biggest top tech companies in the world. You can expect many startups, research institutions, and VC firms driving up advancements in technology, science, and entrepreneurship but also prices of living.
  • Liberal Values: The West Coast is known for its progressive liberal views and values as well as being the hub of major social and environmental causes. Companies tend to promote sustainability, environmental conservation, social justice, and equality.

East Coast Worst Things

We are here to turn you off from the chilly East Coast with the following list to make the move seem more alluring.

  • Disgusting Winters: Most of the East Coast have cold and snowy winters, which can be long and challenging to make it out of your house. Snowstorms, icy roads, and freezing temperatures can disrupt work and make driving difficult and dangerous. There are many snow days where the kids stay home causing you to miss work, and sometimes even power outages during major storms.
  • It’s Getting Expensive: Some cities along the East Coast, particularly in NY, have an extremely high cost of living. Housing prices, rent, taxes, and even just general basic living expenses can be rough, making it challenging for some to afford a comfortable lifestyle even when working full time.
  • Traffic: Major cities on the East Coast, such as New York City, Boston, and D.C., are known for their heavy traffic. Rush hour traffic, crowded highways, and limited public transportation options makes getting anywhere a total hassle, let alone if there a storm outside.
  • Humidity: Summers on the East Coast are sticky, hot and humid, especially in the Southeastern states. High humidity levels make our air feel heavy and uncomfortable, leading to sweaty and sticky encounters. Ew!
  • Hurricanes and Tropical Storms: Don’t even get me started on the number of storm warnings every season. Coastal regions of the East Coast are extremely susceptible to hurricanes and tropical cyclones during the Atlantic hurricane season, from June until November. This leads to property damage, power outages, and evacuations, especially in FL.
  • Pollution: Some areas of the East Coast, where it is majorly urban and industrialized, suffer from severe pollution issues. Air and water pollution, litter, and habitat destruction impacts both animals, human health, and the environment.

How to Find Movers To Make the Journey Pleasant

iMoving makes this task as simple as ever. Don’t trust just anyone with your life’s belongings crossing the US. Make sure you are using a trusted and vetted moving company. iMoving specializes in assisting families for years to make the right decisions when it comes to booking a cross state move.

We offer packing services, storage options, DIY or full service moving packages. Try out our moving marketplace today to see real time quotes of multiple vendors and start getting an idea of the costs and realities of your move.Your mover will be your best friend the week of the move, so choose wisely!


Your pets will undergo stress from any drastic changes such as a change of location. Start off by taking them on long walks in your new area and ensuring their home corner of food and water feel comfy. Keep their old bed and don’t make any other new changes if possible.

Hit up the best local plant place and get your place looking green and cheerful. Plants not only bring oxygen into our home, but purify our air, reduce stress levels, improve productivity and filter out contaminants. If all that didn’t convince you, they are also a great space filler and make any home feel like it's a jungle!

Get them back to routine. As quickly as possible, have them back in after-school activities and meeting the friends they love.

Try to involve them in the moving process so they too can feel a sense of accomplishment and can learn to embrace the changes. Have them help pack up and unpack their new rooms so they can get excited. 

When finding a mover at random you can never be sure. On iMoving, we vet and triple check each and every one of our movers. From their insurance documents, to their customer reviews we get to know our vendors so that we know we can recommend you the best option for your area and needs.

iMoving is here with full storage options just for your situation. Maybe you found the perfect new home, but have a month in between, or maybe you just crave that Thailand honeymoon you never took.

It could be a road trip that takes a stop at Disney Land or all the Midwest gas stations. No matter the reason, just check off the box for storage needs and iMoving will get you set up with a mover that will safely and securely store your home.

Closing Things Up

Overall, people relocate all the time to the West Coast from the East Coast for a mix of reasons where it be professional, lifestyle, or cultural.

They seek new opportunities the East Coast just doesn’t offer, or are sick of freezing cold East Coast waves. No matter the reason, iMoving is here to help you find your best coast to coast moving company.

Rachel Kaplan

Rachel has spent the last few years writing for moving companies while actually moving across the globe. After many years of moving between many states in the US, she moved abroad to try the remote work life. She’s a pro at moving all her things with her dog and hundreds of plants. Thankfully she’s a minimalist so moves aren’t too much of an issue.

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