Congratulations on your big decision to move to Rhode Island!

Although only a few hours up the North-Eastern coast, your move from New Jersey will feel like moving worlds away. New Jersey is a bigger and more populous state whereas Rhode Island is exceptionally small, only 48 miles long and 36 miles wide. But don’t let the Ocean State’s small size fool you because it packs a big punch.

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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 Rhode Island.

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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Benefits of Living in Rhode Island

Rhode Island is a scenic, beach state that borders the beautiful Atlantic Ocean. Much like New Jersey, Rhode Island, also known as “Little Rhody,” is as densely populated as the Garden State which will make it feel a lot like home on arrival. Take a look at some of the great things you have to look forward to in Rhode Island.


A Familiar Housing Market

Much like the housing marking in New Jersey, the median sale price of single-family homes is approximately $320,000 according to the Rhode Island Association of Realtors. It’s out-of-state buyers like you who are fueling a competitive Rhode Island real estate market. You can expect your buying experience in the Ocean State to be similar to the process in the Garden State. Likewise, real estate tax rates in Rhode Island are comparable to those in New Jersey. Take a look at this USA Today article that compares taxes per state. You’ll see that New Jersey and Rhode Island are neck and neck.


Major Industries Mean Major Opportunities

If you’re relocating from New Jersey to Rhode Island and haven’t secured employment yet, fret not. Rhode Island is wrought with the opportunity to not only relocate your business but to establish employment as well. According to Rhode Island Commerce, some of the high-profile business sectors in the Ocean State include opportunities in life sciences, IT software, maritime industries, custom manufacturing, travel, and hospitality.

Moreover, Rhode Island’s proximity to neighboring states broadens employment opportunities to places like Massachusetts and Connecticut. Because Rhode Island is so small, traveling outside of the state to nearly anywhere, is only a short distance. So no matter your specialty, you are sure to successfully reestablish your business or career in Rhode Island.


A Penchant for Education

Rhode Island’s public school system is laudable. You can expect that your children will receive the best education when you relocate them to the Ocean State. In a state-to-state comparison of overall school performance, US News and World Report indicates that although New Jersey ranks in the top five, while Rhode Island finishes close behind at number 12. A major focus of Rhode Island secondary education is college readiness. If you envision college in your children’s futures, Rhode Island is a great place to lay that foundation.

Furthermore, with 12 colleges and universities and 25 community colleges and trade schools, there is no limit to what you and your children might pursue in post-secondary education. Moreover, Rhode Island awards hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships to local students each year. The Rhode Island Foundation makes it simple to search for available scholarship monies. Regardless of your post-secondary pursuits, Rhode Island is a fruitful state to advance in both career and education.


Proximity to Neighboring States

Because of the small size of the Ocean State, its proximity to neighboring New England states makes Rhode Island a favorable place to lay roots. Coming from the Tri-State area, you know how wonderful it is to have access to major cities. Quick access from Rhode Island to cities like Boston and even New York means drivability to so many desirable destinations. Furthermore, unlike in New Jersey, travel throughout Rhode Island is free! That’s right, no highway tolls in the Ocean State. Coming from New Jersey, where you could pay a toll every few miles, you can surely appreciate what a big deal this is.


Coastal Travel and Culture

If you’re used to the beautiful beach-lined towns of the Jersey Shore, you’ll have no trouble adapting to coastal living in Rhode Island. With dozens of white-sand beaches in towns across the state, you’ll love spending your summers at the shore in the Ocean State too. One of Rhode Island’s most popular beach destinations is the famed Block Island. With quaint boutiques, wonderful restaurants, hiking trails galore, and beaches by the mile, Block Island is a must-see destination for travelers and locals alike.

Besides the picturesque beaches, Rhode Island is packed full of culture and fun activities. From gilded mansions to the renowned Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art and The Fantastic Umbrella Factory to the Herreshoff Marine Museum, you will never be at a loss for fun and culture in the Ocean State.


Be Prepared for the New England Weather

If you think you’re escaping the cold winters of New Jersey, you’re sorely mistaken. Rhode Island is known for its tumultuous winter weather, so don’t ditch your snow gear just yet. In fact, Rhode Island’s weather is so variable, but also beautiful, that Mark Twain ironically laments about it in his famous speech “A Toast to the Oldest Inhabitant: The Weather of New England.” He ends his speech, however, by suggesting that although it is incredibly variable, the weather of New England is the most beautiful. So you are sure to basque in the beauty of Rhode Island throughout all four seasons.


Fun Facts About the Ocean State

  • Pancakes and Johnnycakes are not the same things; although they are similar in appearance, johnnycakes are made with cornmeal gruel and taste much different than pancakes.
  • Rhode Island’s only area code is 401; this is much different than the nine we’re used to in New Jersey.
  • “Stuffies,” a popular dish in Rhode Island, is a delicious stuffed clam specialty.
  • Famous Rhode Islanders include television host Meredith Viera, “Jersey Shore” celebrity Pauly D, actress Viola Davis, and author Cormac McCarthy.
  • The state’s official, governmental name is Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.

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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