As the saying goes, “If you can make it in New York City, you can make it anywhere.” Many people who had made their move from NY to LA seem healthier, happier and tanner now. West Coast has very good, consistent weather, endless diversity of culture, foods, unique neighborhoods and people. The cost of living can be comparably very low: LA is a renter’s market, while NY is a landlord’s market. But let’s go through our guide to moving from NYC to LA.

  1. The weather

Typically, the temperature ranges from the high 50’s to the mid 70’s. If you’ve lived in the NYC before, you will never get tired of it. The summer can be a bit hotter, but unlike places like Florida, there is very low humidity, and at night, the temperature usually drops substantially. Besides, LA County has 75 miles of coastline.  And the good news it is sunny about 90% of the time! Weather is entirely different and it will require some adjusting in your wardrobe. Consider renting a storage unit in New York and keeping all of your winter clothes there if you need to. You will most probably not need it in sunny Los Angeles.

2. Healthy Living

Moving to Los Angeles means moving to the city with yoga studios everywhere, juice cafes, and Mexican restaurants, and gluten-free everything, that just magically makes you want to aspire to be healthier! Delicious vegan and vegetarian options exist all over LA. Maybe it’s all the attractive actors running around, but people really seem to keep themselves in good shape here. Some of the best surfing in the world can be found in Los Angeles. Two hours to the East, ski enthusiasts can hit up Big Bear Lake, for an even more epic ski experience, you can drive four hours North and tackle Mammoth Mountain. For those who prefer to stay on their feet, Los Angeles county features some of the most scenic hiking trails in the USA. Move to Los Angeles and you could hike a different trail every weekend for a year.

3. Job growth in LA

Thanks largely to the emerging Silicon Beach community Los Angeles is bursting with job opportunities. Companies like Facebook, Google and Apple, are actively expanding their footprint in LA. Innovators in aerospace and engineering, such as SpaceX, rule the South Bay. Obviously, business in the entertainment sector is increasing all the time. Because of companies like Disney, Universal, Warner Bros and 20th Century Fox, more and more companies are relocating to Los Angeles every year.

4. Long distance moving company

So you’ve researched the best place to live in, and now it’s time to consider how you’re going to make your cross-country move. Professional and experienced movers know all about moving from NYC to LA. A full-service moving company can take all the headaches from, finding the most affordable way to ship your things, to helping you be sure you have the right moving insurance. Since the cost of relocating to California is not small, make sure you remember about the quality of a moving company and not just trying to save money! Rogue movers typically work like this: without ever visiting your home or seeing your belongings, they give you a low estimate over the telephone or online. When your things are on their truck, they demand more money before they deliver or unload them and they force you to pay more then you agreed to. Don’t forget about moving insurance and moving scams. If the moving company you chose is, indeed, professional, they will most likely offer additional moving insurance to keep you feeling safe and protected while you move from New York to Los Angeles.