Congratulations on your big decision to move to Maryland!

Located just under the Mason-Dixon line, Maryland is a unique blend of northern and southern US culture. You can still find a good bagel or Jewish deli, but Marylanders also love southern specialties like shrimp and grits.

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We are licensed to perform local moves in New Jersey to relocate customers to any location in the continental United States, including Maryland.

White Glove is also happy to offer a flat price on your long distance move. Our prices are based on your inventory rather than charging based on factors like weight or cubic feet. This helps eliminate variable on the move day and gives our consumers complete control over your price and removes all surprises.

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Everything You Need To Know About

Moving To Maryland

Maryland is both steeped in history and at the cutting edge of advancements in medicine and technology. One of the original thirteen colonies, Maryland was a battleground state in the Civil War, sitting squarely between the dueling Confederate and Union Armies.

Today, Maryland is home to Johns Hopkins University, employing leading biomedical researchers and physicians. State residents also include the top minds in engineering and technology, working directly for national agencies and contractors.

#1

Varying Climates

Maryland temperatures vary from east to west. The Appalachian Mountains run through the western side of the state, bringing colder weather and increased snowfall. Here, minutes from the northern border, you can access several skiing and snowboarding resorts.

Western Maryland is also less densely populated, with quaint towns and many outdoor activities including hiking, kayaking and tubing.

On the Eastern side, the climate is more temperate. Here, you’ll find that you rarely need to break out a shovel or scrape your car during the winter months. This side of the state is home to sandy beaches and the Chesapeake Bay. With two bodies of water surrounding the state, it’s easy to find waterfront property and boating, fishing and crabbing are popular pastimes.

#2

A Blend of Bustling City Life and Natural Wonders

Generally speaking, Marylanders have easy access to Baltimore, D.C. and Philadelphia, although distance varies depending on where you live in the state. This makes it easy to access concert venues, sporting events and some of the best restaurants in the country.

Across the state, Maryland offers a wide variety of outdoor activities. In contrast to the densely populated New Jersey suburbs outside New York and Philadelphia, you’ll find nature preserves, expansive wineries and farms within a 20-minute drive from the Baltimore City limits. Maryland is also home to a vast number of beach towns, golf courses and hunting reserves.

#3

You Can Make More and Spend Less

According to tax-rates.org, the median property tax rate in NJ (1.89%) is more than twice the Maryland rate of 0.87%. When coupled with overall lower home prices, this number is even more impactful. Through a partnership with Zillow, Business Insider found that the median home price in New Jersey was approximately 9% higher than in Maryland ($335,607 versus $308,041 for a two or three-bedroom home).

You will also be more likely to land a job in Maryland to pay for that home. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data from October 2020, shows that Maryland workers are less likely to be out of work. While the Maryland unemployment rate is 6.8%, New Jersey’s rate sits at a nation-topping 10.2%.

Maryland residents also earn almost 15% more than workers in New Jersey. ZipRecruiter calculates the average salary for Marylanders to be $66,701 while the New Jersey average comes in at only $58,149. Located next door to Washington, D.C., the federal government, its agencies and contractors comprise a large number of employment opportunities within Maryland.

Top Places to Live or Visit

Annapolis

The state capital, Annapolis is a contemporary city with deep roots in colonial and maritime history. Water activities are abundant here including boating, sailing, fishing, kayaking and paddleboarding.

Downtown Annapolis is a hub for shopping with quaint, historic storefronts offering an array of boutique clothing, jewelry and art. This area also offers restaurants and live music venues including the renowned Ram’s Head On Stage.

For families and children, Annapolis offers the Maritime Museum and Park, the Children’s Theater of Annapolis and The Clay Bakers where you can paint one-of-a-kind pottery.

Baltimore

Baltimore is the largest city in Maryland, home to its sports teams, the Ravens and Orioles. From the restaurant-lined cobblestone streets of historic Fells Point to the bustling Inner Harbor, there are dozens of neighborhoods to see or experience.

Downtown Baltimore, or “the Inner Harbor”, is home to the award-winning National Aquarium. Just across the harbor, you can visit the American Visionary Art Museum to take in unique modern art exhibits or visit Fort McHenry, the site of the Battle of Baltimore which inspired Francis Scott Key to pen The Star-Spangled Banner.

With many live entertainment venues, you can catch the latest musical at the Hippodrome Theater or laugh at the Baltimore Comedy Factory. Adults can also visit Horseshoe Casino or Power Plant Live! for an active nightlife and live music.

Frederick

One the western arm of Maryland, Frederick is a bustling city with activities for the whole family. Home to Adventure Park USA, you can spend the day indoors playing laser tag, scaling the indoor rock wall or dominating a high ropes course. Outside, the park offers roller coasters, go-karting, bumper boats and more!

Frederick offers a wide range of outdoor activities for all ages. You can visit Baugher’s Orchard and Farm or Catoctin Mountain Orchard to handpick fresh fruits and vegetables. Or, if you really want to get close to nature, you can get up close and personal with zebras, jaguars and kangaroos at Catoctin Wildlife Preserve.

History buffs won’t want to miss artifacts from the Civil War in the National Museum of Civil War Medicine or resist walking the old battlefields surrounding the city.

Ocean City

If you spend your summers at the Jersey shore, the town of Ocean City may be your new stomping ground. Ocean City is home to one of the most popular beaches in the state and has a bustling boardwalk filled with food, shops and activities. The town also has festivals all year round so you always have something to celebrate.

Marylander’s Favorite Things: The Flag, Crabs, Birds & Bohs

The Flag

The people of Maryland love flashing their state flag. Get ready to see it on shorts, magnets and home decor. Maryland is also the proud birthplace of Francis Scott Key, author of our nation’s anthem, The Star-Spangled Banner.

The Crabs

Maryland is known for its crabs, specifically the blue crab. Not only can you find crabs by the bushel, but you’ll also find crabmeat served in crab cakes, crab dip and even on crabby soft pretzels.

Crab is most often sprinkled with Old Bay, the state’s signature savory seasoning. You’ll also find Old Bay added to wings, popcorn and fries.

The Birds

The Ravens and Orioles play in Baltimore and are cheered on by fans across the state. However, due to a high population of New York and New Jersey natives in Maryland, it’s not too hard to find Maryland bars that support New York and Philadelphia teams.

The Brews

With dozens of breweries, Marylanders have their pick of hometown brews but Natty Boh (Natural Bohemian) is the ultimate staple. This lager has been in Maryland since it was first brewed in Baltimore in 1885.

White Glove’s Long Distance Price Lock Guarantee

White Glove is proud to be the only Long-Distance mover in New Jersey & New York to offer, “Long-Distance Price Lock.

This means the price we quote you before your move is always the price you pay after the move. 

No hidden fees, no circumstantial costs, no nickel or diming you for things you didn’t agree to. That’s one of the ways we make your moving day a White Glove experience. Learn more about other commitments we make to our customers.

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