Congratulations on your big decision to move to California!

Since White Gloves Genesis in 1988, We’ve performed over one-thousand long distance moves to California. 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 California.

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 California

A cross-country move from New York to California is a huge decision. You'll be trading the Atlantic Ocean for the Pacific Ocean. The threat of drought, landslides, wildfires and earthquakes will become more than just a news story. You will also have access to incredible beaches and some really nice weather. If you're departing the Empire State to leave the hustle and bustle behind, your choice of location in California will play a big part in whether you accomplish that goal. California residents spend an average of 29.3 minutes on their morning commute. While this is an improvement over New York's 33.3 minutes, the longest in the country, over 12% of the state has a commute time of over an hour, so where you land will make a big difference in how long you spend in your car each day.
To prepare you for your move to California, here is a list of ten things to know before you go:

California is Big and Varied

The Golden State is a sprawling 163,696 square miles of distinct geographies and climates. The state is unofficially divided into Northern California and Southern California, with smaller areas sprinkled throughout, like the Bay Area, Central Valley and Inland Empire. It will feel very different from the East Coast where cities are close together and densely populated. California cities spread out for miles. The Los Angeles metropolitan area is a whopping 4,850 square miles, compared to New York City’s 302.6 square miles. Living in California will definitely require owning a car.

California Boasts a Healthy Economy

With Silicon Valley, Hollywood, tourism, and agriculture combining for a gross domestic product of $3.2 trillion, California is easily the most productive state in the U.S. In fact, if California were a country, its economy would rank 5th in the world.

The Cost of Living is High

The Golden State nickname is very appropriate when it comes to the cost of living in California. Sales and income taxes are among the highest in the nation, but property taxes are below the national average. Its index of 149.9 places it as the third highest in the country (just behind New York). Homes are in short supply, with restrictive zoning rules and high prices. Average home costs hover at over a half million dollars. Where you settle in California makes a difference, with the most expensive areas sitting closer to large cities and the beach.

California is Culturally Diverse

If you worry that you will miss New York’s cultural diversity, fear not. California is a melting pot of ethnicities and backgrounds. Nearly 40% of the state is Latino, with evidence of this heritage in everything from food to architecture. California also has a large Asian American population, with a vibrant Chinatown in most of the major cities. African American history and culture is also rich and prevalent in cities such as Oakland.

You'll Love the Wonderful Weather

Say goodbye to the New York rain, snow, and ice. Most of the Golden State is sunny and dry, with mild weather year-round. However, temperatures vary according to region. In southern California, you could see 120 degree days, while northern areas can be covered in ten feet of November snow.

Enjoy the Amazing Outdoors

California offers magnificent opportunities for getting outside, including mountains for hiking, roads for biking, and lakes for fishing and water sports. The state is home to a whopping nine national parks, more than any other state. Of course, California is famous for its beaches, with 655 miles of gorgeous coastline for surfing, snorkeling, sunbathing and sunsets. Just be prepared: despite the Golden State’s warm weather, the Pacific Ocean can feel quite chilly compared to the Atlantic waters of New York.

California is Full of Fantastic Food

California is a foodie paradise. Corner taco stands are everywhere for a quick meal, and easy ocean access equates to fresh seafood. Californians are big on healthy eating, with locally-sourced farm-to-table restaurants in every region. If your cravings fall more on the comfort food side, the state is also home to the famous In-N-Out Burger chain. And with more than 1,200 wineries throughout the state, California is the country’s largest wine producer.

Attend Top-Notch Universities

The Golden State is ranked #20 in the country for K-12 public education, which is well behind New York but still respectable. The state is home to a number of world-class institutions of higher learning. The University of California is the largest, with ten campuses and almost 300,000 students. UC Berkeley has turned out 107 Nobel Prize winners over the years.

Californians Pride Themselves on Healthy Living

Maintaining a healthy diet is easy in California. Fresh produce and seafood are easy to find, and health-food stores and restaurants are popular and abundant. The state has passed a number of recent laws to limit air pollution, including a commitment to zero-emissions vehicles. The state ranks 10th in the nation for physical activity, fourth for healthy blood pressure, and fifth for healthy diet. In addition, the state is ranked #5 in the nation for quality health care.

California is Going Green

If you drive down I-15 to Southern California, you will see massive fields full of solar panels along the Nevada border. These are just a small sampling of the solar farms that combine with thousands of wind turbines to fuel the state’s renewable energy efforts. When you live in California, you are likely to utilize a renewable source for your electricity. There are numerous grants and tax incentives available for residents who install solar panels. Green living is important to Californians, who conserve their energy and water, eat locally, and utilize sustainable materials in construction.


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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