Congratulations on your big decision to move to South Carolina !

Since White Gloves Genesis in 1988, We’ve performed over one-thousand long distance moves to South Carolina. We hope to see you on moving day!

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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 South Carolina.

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 South Carolina

In a way, moving from New Jersey to South Carolina isn't a drastic change. You'll see pine trees as well as oaks clad in Spanish moss. There are beaches and coastal delights. Mountains and flat lands offer exquisite scenery.

Trade-offs with weather, the commute to work, food, the arts, recreation, and education among other things are the norm. Life in South Carolina is slower, more laid back, and with a most charming accent. What should you know about moving from New Jersey to South Carolina?


A Brief History Of South Carolina

Fifteen-twenty saw the first Spanish colonists found a settlement in what would become South Carolina. It failed as did the French attempt at colonization in 1562. The Spanish didn’t give up, though, and successfully established a colony called Santa Elena on Parris Island.

The next to colonize the area were the English. Eight Lords Proprietor were given a charter to settle the area in 1665. The charter included most of what would become the United States. North and South Carolina split some years later with the capital of South Carolina seated in Charleston. Part of the charter established Georgia not long after.

Agrarian pursuits formed the wealth of the area with imported slaves working the fields. Wealthy landowners were the governing hand of the colony through the Revolutionary War and into the 1800s. When what they considered unfair taxes and restrictions were imposed on them as well as a growing furor to free the slaves, South Carolina left the Union, beginning the Civil War.

The economy of the state suffered until the turn of the 20th century. The agrarian nature of the state suffered due to lack of money and staffing requirements. Both world wars and the Depression had their share in further harming the state’s economy. The area struggled along until manufacturers discovered the state thus ushering in the Industrial Revolution. Tourism found South Carolina, bringing in much needed revenue.

Between 1950 and the present, both social as well as economic matters evolved into the South Carolina of today. Business moved in bringing with it new people. Agriculture evolved into textile manufacture as well as its corollary businesses. Technology, health care, big business headquarters and more changed the face of South Carolina, making it a place in which everyone wants to live.


The Economy

Chances are good that if you’re moving to South Carolina, you have a job. The state’s economy ranks as the 26th largest in the country. Listed here is the economic base of the state:

Advanced manufacturing. Aircraft, cars, boats, agriculture and building equipment, in addition to electronics and more are manufactured in South Carolina.

Advanced materials. Composite materials, polymers, plastic, and optics are just a few of the advanced materials produced in South Carolina. Manufacturers from all over the world come here to purchase materials with which to make their own products.

Automotive. Did you buy the first BMW to roll off the line in South Carolina? If not, then you might buy an auto from any of several manufacturers in the state. You can also buy automotive parts and other components including tires. Tires are one-third of the market share, and the state ranks first in production and shipping of tires.

Logistics. Possessed of one of the busiest ports in the country, South Carolina excels in receiving merchandise, warehousing it, and trucking it to its end users. Charleston Harbor is in the process of being deepened to 52 feet to encourage even more shipping to the state.


Cost of Living

The typical South Carolina income is $54,673 per year. This makes median home prices around $170,000. Renting a two bedroom house will cost $770. The price of utilities depends in which city you choose to live, but the median is $162 which includes water, power, heat, and trash. You’ll spend $2.47 in car fuel. Groceries will cost considerably less in South Carolina.



If you have college age children, then South Carolina features colleges and universities both technical and general education all over the state. The University of South Carolina has campuses in Columbia, Aiken, Spartanburg, and Beaufort. The Medical University of South Carolina and The Citadel (a military academy) are both in Charleston.

York Technical College is in Rock Hill. Piedmont Technical College can be found in Greenwood. Denmark Technical College is in Denmark. Central Carolina Technical College is located in historic Sumter South Carolina. There are various University of South Carolina two year colleges along with graduate colleges in different parts of the state.


Natural Beauty

Possibly the oldest tree still alive in the country and definitely the oldest this side of the Mississippi River is Angel Oak. Located on St. Johns Island, the oak stands 66 feet tall and 28 feet around. It shades around 17,000 square feet. You should visit the park to see this beautiful natural wonder.

On the opposite side of the tree spectrum is Boneyard Beach. Much like the black and white backdrop of an 1930s scary movie, the trees are grey for a reason. The shore had eroded, leaving the trees in water instead of dry land. The salt in the water turned them gray. Some even still stand. It’s definitely something you won’t want to miss.

Only in South Carolina would you find a chunk of granite called 40 Acre Rock. It’s actually 14 acres covered by a gigantic chunk of granite. Located in Lancaster, it’s something to see.

Healing Springs in Blackville hosts visitors from the whole country. The artesian waters are well-known for their power to heal. Try some today.


South Carolina Fun Facts

  • The state dance is the Shag.
  • Sumter is home to the world’s largest gingko farm.
  • Irmo and Ballantine residents have seen a cousin of the Loch Ness Monster in Lake Murray. It’s a cross, they say, between a snake and a prehistoric creature. He surfaces every now and again, the first time being in 1973.
  • Mount Pleasant residents have made sweet grass baskets for 300 years. They pass on the talent down the generations.
  • A vein of gold second riches in the history of the state was found in present day McCormick by William Burkhalter Dorn in 1852.
  • The largest apple growers in South Carolina celebrate their harvest with the South Carolina Apple Festival on Labor Day to the end of the next weekend.

Prepare For Your Move To South Carolina

First, toss the snow boots and fleece clothing. South Carolina gets cold, but not that cold. You’ll need good hiking shoes, swimsuits and fishing rods, plus backpacks to hold treasures from cities you visit. South Carolina is a subtropical, humid place, so pack plenty of high SPF lotion.

You’ll have 30 days to switch over your driving license and tags. Remember to change your address on important things like insurance, banking, and school papers. Welcome to South Carolina!

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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