Published: February 17, 2016
For many people, 2016 will be a year of big changes. If relocating to a new city is one of the changes you’re considering making this year, you’re not alone! We’ve picked 6 cities that you should consider moving to in 2016. Where will life take you this year?
Ideal for: Techies, Musicians, Outdoor Adventurists, Sports Fans
Seattle is known for having its roots in tech industry, with companies like Microsoft, Amazon, and Starbucks calling The Emerald City home. The landscape is gorgeous, with Mount Rainier, the Cascade Mountains, and Puget Sound calling those who enjoy being outdoors to grab their gear and start exploring. Nirvana and Jimi Hendrix called Seattle home, and thus the city is known for its vibrant art and music culture. If you’re into sports, grab your foam finger because Seattle is home to 3 major league teams, the Seahawks, the Mariners, and the Sounders.
Ideal for: Families, Foodies, Techies
Charleston has been named as a top spot to relocate to for the past few years now. People love its small-town vibe, relatively low cost of living, and warm climate. Job growth is also a main factor as big tech companies, like Boeing and Blackbaud, continue to invest in the area. The food scene in Charleston continues to grow and is making waves nationally. There are also tons of activities for families, as well as a number of public parks and great schools.
Ideal for: Young Professionals, Families, Sports Fans
The capital city of Ohio is known for being a haven for post-graduate jobs, since it’s home to many colleges and universities (ever heard of Ohio State?). The cost of living is below the national average, and jobs with corporations like The Limited and Nationwide Insurance are plenty. Columbus is also known as being a prime test market for restaurants and companies wanting to get an idea of how the rest of the country might like a new product or idea. If sports are your thing, Columbus has 2 pro sports teams, the Blue Jackets and the Crew (plus, the OSU football team might as well be a pro team).
Ideal for: Sports Fans, Medical Professionals, Families
Pittsburgh—aka the Steel City—has one of the strongest sports cultures in the country. Pitt is home to the Pirates, the Steelers, and the Penguins, which all draw huge crowds year long. If you’re planning on studying or practicing medicine, Pittsburgh is home to 3 major research universities and has some of the best health care facilities in the country. Families will love being able to visit the Carnegie museum, kayaking the many rivers, or taking in a rollercoaster at the iconic Kennywood amusement park.
Ideal for: Winter Sports Enthusiasts, Business Professionals, Beer Lovers
If you’re looking to make a move out west, Denver is definitely the place to go. Not only has it been ranked as one of the best places for business and careers by Forbes magazine, it’s also home to one of the US Government’s prized mints (money is literally made in Denver). If you like to work hard and play hard, you’ll love hiking, skiing, and enjoying the views of the Rocky Mountains. Plus, The Mile High City is home to the Coors brewing company, as well as a vibrant craft beer culture chock full of amazing micro-breweries that are gaining national attention.
Wherever you choose to relocate, UNITS can help you get there. Learn more about our moving services, and how we can help make your move easy & stress-free!