Congratulations on your big decision to move to Missouri!

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

Our Moving Process

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 Missouri.

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 Missouri

So, you're moving to Missouri from New York. Life in the Show Me State will feel different, but it definitely has a lot to offer. Named after a tribe of Sioux Indians, Missouri is home to the Gateway Arch, the tallest manmade national monument in the U.S. There are lots of other reasons to call Missouri home, and lots of things to learn before you do. To help you out, here's a list of things you'll need to know before making the big move.

Explore Missouri's

Great Cities

With 13 million residents, Missouri is the 18th most populous state. With the Mississippi River running along the state’s eastern edge, Missouri shares a border with eight other states: Arkansas, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Tennessee. The capital of Missouri is Jefferson City, but its largest is Kansas City, which is NOT located in Kansas . The large metropolis of St. Louis straddles both Missouri and Illinois. Columbia is the fourth largest city in Missouri, and is a popular college town for the University of Missouri. Independence is the fifth largest city, and is considered a satellite of Kansas City.

Missouri has a fantastic

Cost of Living and Job Market

With a cost of living index of 92.5, Missouri ranks below the national average and well below New York’s index of 120.5. Ranked as one of the top 10 least expensive states to purchase a house, Missouri also boasts low rent levels, especially in Kansas City and St. Louis. While it isn’t at the bottom of the rankings, Missouri does sit at #33 for its lackluster job market and #39 for a lagging economic environment.

Missouri's Crime Problem

Missouri has a problem with violent crime, ranked second in the nation behind Louisiana in homicides per capita. Kansas City is listed as one of the most dangerous cities in the country. The statewide crime rate includes over 30,000 annual violent crimes and 162,000 property crimes. There has been some recent good news, though. The violent crime rate ticked downward in 2021 from 5.0 per 1000 people to 4.9, and the property crime rate decreased from 26.5 per 1,000 to 26.4. While the improvement was not huge, it’s still an improvement.

Be Aware of Missouri's

Education Issues

Moving from New York’s quality school systems, you may be discouraged to learn that Missouri’s K-12 public schools rank 32nd in the country. A recent state audit showed that the state provided about 32% of state aid to K-12 public schools in 2020, which resulted in a ranking of 49th for educational investment. State aid to schools at the national level averages about 45%; Missouri has been consistently under-funding education since at least 2011.

Get Ready for

Extreme Weather

While Missouri experiences all four seasons, the summers can be extremely hot and humid, with lots of rain to make it extra uncomfortable. In addition, the state is located in Tornado Alley, resulting in violent, damaging storms in the spring as warm air mixes with cold. Winters take that humidity from the summer and freeze it in bitter temperatures to produce severe ice storms and ample snow (more the farther north you go). This extreme weather spanning multiple seasons is the origin of the alternate pronunciation of the state name as “Misery.”


Outdoor Living

Missouri is the proud home to six national parks. Celebrate the birthplace of humanitarian, educator and scientist at the George Washington Carver National Monument. The Harry S. Truman National Historic Site illustrates the early life and post-White House years of the 33rd President. The Jefferson National Expansion Memorial encompasses the Gateway Arch and shows the beginnings of the American West. Take part in water sports and enjoy the Ozard National Scenic Riverways. Learn all about the 18th U.S. President at the Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site. Finally, revisit the site of the first major Civil War battle west of the Mississippi at Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield.

Missouri is a

Food-Lover's Paradise

Missouri is one of many states that proclaims ownership of the best barbecue title, but Kansas City barbecue and St. Louis-style ribs are both pretty mouth watering so they may have a legit claim. The Show-Me State has a lot of other culinary masterpieces to brag about: the waffle cone, St. Louis-style pizza, butter cake, toasted ravioli, and slingers all have their delectable roots in Missouri. The farm-rich state also hosts a variety of farmer’s markets, providing fresh produce to farm-to-table restaurants and those who enjoy crafting their own culinary creations at home.

Beer and Wine Lovers Rejoice

No discussion of Missouri food would be complete without mentioning their beer. Budweiser, the undisputed King of Beers, was birthed in Missouri around 1876, and has since become one of the most popular and highest-selling brands in the United States. With such deep roots in barley and hops, smaller craft beer breweries sprinkled throughout Missouri have gained well-deserved attention, and the craft beer industry is growing rapidly in the Show Me State. Not to be outdone, Missouri wine country is experiencing unprecedented growth, with more than 130 wineries in the state, including St. James, Stone Hill, and Les Bourgeois.

Enjoy Missouri's

Fairs and Festivals

In addition to being home to Branson, the “Live Entertainment Capital of the World,” the state offers a number of museums, theaters, and other attractions. The Missouri State Fair has been an annual tradition in Sedalia since 1901. Its promotion of agricultural exhibitions gained prominent attention and was recognized with awards from the International Association of Fairs and Expositions.

Professional Sports are a Staple in Missouri

If you worry that you will miss New York’s professional sports teams, Missouri has several you can proudly get behind. Kansas City is home to the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs, the MLB’s Kansas City Royals, and the MLS’s Sporting Kansas City. St. Louis boasts the NHL’s St. Louis Blues and the MLB’s St. Louis Cardinals. In addition, the SEC Division I Missouri Tigers has an impressive college sports fan base.

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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