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Reasons People Are Moving in 2014

Last updated 4 years ago

Americans today are much more mobile than they were a century ago. Compared with that time, travel between places is much more affordable and less laborious than it once was. It is now feasible, for example, for a Californian who relocates to New York to return home a few times each year. According to a survey conducted by, the top reasons why people expect to hire professional movers this year include:

The Burden of Rent

The number one reason for moving cited by apartment dwellers planning to move in 2014 is the desire or need to live in a space that costs less than their current apartment. Many who are moving for this reason will seek to stay as close to their current location as possible.

Desire to Live in New Neighborhood

Another sizeable apartment dwelling contingent intends to move because they want to leave their neighborhood behind for a change of scenery or a neighborhood that appeals to them more. This is an especially popular trend in cities such as New York, where the atmosphere of a neighborhood and its appeal to a person can change rather rapidly.

Need for More/Less Space

A lot of people will also be moving into new homes this year because they require more or less space than they did last year. Changes in family makeup, such as the birth of a new child, the departure of grown children for life on their own, and divorce are some of the most common reasons why people look to downsize or move into larger homes.

At Men on the Move, we have nearly three decades of experience helping people move from one neighborhood in New York City or Long Island to another. We also offer long-distance moving and storage services. Regardless of your reason for moving, give us a call at (888) 369-2561 if you are looking for an efficient and thorough moving company to help make your next relocation go as smoothly as possible.


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