Congratulations on your big decision to move to West Virginia!

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

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The White Glove Treatment

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

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 West Virginia

So, you've decided to trade the Garden State for the Mountain State. Your motivation for such a change may consist of basic living costs, love of the great outdoors, traffic jams or something more personal like lifestyle and attitude. Whatever your reasons, West Virginia can accommodate. The state has been doing things its own way since its separation from Confederate Virginia in 1863. With that in mind, let’s head south on I-95 and explore some country roads.

Get the Most

Bang for Your Buck

Economic forces tend to pull the hardest. The overall cost of living in West Virginia is substantially lower, in most categories than that of New Jersey. Here is a comparison of common expenses between the two states:

  • Taxes: The state tax for West Virginia is 6 percent with a property tax of 0.59 percent. New Jersey has a state tax of 8.97 percent while property tax is 2.40 percent.
  • Housing: The median cost of a home in New Jersey is $360,084 while it is $165,000 in West Virginia.
  • Food: The monthly cost of food per person averages around $350 for both states.

West Virginia is

A State for All Seasons

West Virginia and New Jersey aren’t that far apart geographically. The shortest distance from border to border is only 339 miles. This means the climate isn’t drastically different between the two. Here is a breakdown of what you can expect from the weather so you will know what to pack or buy to be comfortable year-round at your new home.

Temperatures in New Jersey can range from an average high of 82 to 87 degrees in summer to a low of 16 to 28 degrees in winter. Annual rainfall varies from 43 to 51 inches with an average snowfall of 10 to 15 inches in the south and as much as 40 to 50 inches in the northwest highlands. New Jersey enjoys 206 days of sunshine annually, which is one day more than the national average.

West Virginia temperatures average a high of 81 degrees in summer to a low of 27 degrees in winter. Precipitation ranges from 32 inches in the eastern part of the state to 56 inches in the higher elevations. Snowfall amounts to about 34 inches annually. Clouds cover the sun in West Virginia for just over 200 days per year due to moisture containment created by the Allegheny Mountain Range.

West Virginia experiences a relatively low number of natural disasters such as tornadoes, earthquakes, drought and fire. Its ample rainfall and topography do, however, make it susceptible to flooding. This is something to keep in mind and prepare for if you will be living by a river or small stream.

On a lighter note, West Virginia experiences a fairly even distribution of the four seasons. This makes it inviting to skiers, gardeners, swimmers and leaf watchers alike.

The Land is

Wild and Wonderful

The largely unoccupied spaces and natural beauty of West Virginia may be its greatest assets. The contrasting ratio of population to the surface area between West Virginia and New Jersey is a clear indicator of differing lifestyles. West Virginia measures a population of 1,792,147 with an area of 24,038 square miles while New Jersey comes in with a population of 8,882,190 and an area of 8,729 square miles. This leaves quite a bit more room for outdoor play in West Virginia.


Go Outside, Already!

Some of the most popular activities in West Virginia include whitewater rafting, ziplining, hiking, rock climbing, fishing and skiing. For anyone seeking the ultimate thrill, there is also the high-flying, annual spectacle that is Bridge Day.

While West Virginia is a great place to get out and explore the woods, it is also an easy place to get lost in the woods. Those who are new to the area may want to consider visiting one of the state’s many adventure resorts or hiring a wilderness guide for their first few outings.


While You’re Out There...

Keep doing what you’re doing. New Jersey is a powerhouse of agriculture. Growing everything from Christmas trees to bell peppers, it honestly earns its label of “The Garden State.” Whether you are trying to get back to the land or work the land for the first time by moving to West Virginia, there is no reason to forsake your ex-state’s nickname.

West Virginia has more than 23,000 farms and plenty of room for more. 95 percent of these farms are family-owned and average 157 acres each. There are also countless backyard gardens in rural areas and cities across the state. So, if your goal is just feeding your family or dominating the local farmer’s market, the soil and weather are right for growing.

It's a State Filled with

Personality and Hospitality

The electoral map sports different colors for West Virginia and New Jersey. But that is not the measure of the people themselves. It is true that West Virginians are notoriously independent as a result of their Scotch-Irish roots and the separation caused by Appalachia’s divisive terrain. “Mountaineers are Always Free” is the state motto for a reason. It is, however, this live-and-let-live attitude that makes West Virginians some of the friendliest people on the planet. Consequently, you will just have to get used to finding yourself smiling through conversations with complete strangers.

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Cultural Attractions

It is important to understand and appreciate the heritage of your community. Here are some places to visit that can help you get more in tune with your new state:

  • Harpers Ferry: This national historic park nestled between the convergence of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers may be the closest you will ever come to time travel. Battlefields, hiking trails, museums and other exhibits can make for a fun and educational weekend.
  • The West Virginia State Museum: The state museum is the most concentrated collection and exhibition of West Virginia art, culture and history in the state.
  • The Clay Center: This may be the most vibrant location in West Virginia. It hosts an art museum, planetarium, theater and live musical performances.
  • Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine: This formerly operational underground coal mine has been preserved for educational tours by the public. It doesn’t get more West Virginia than this.

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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