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!

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 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

It's a big decision to leave New York and head south, but it's one you won't regret. Life in South Carolina will definitely feel a little different: you won't pay any tolls to drive on the roads, strangers will strike up a conversation with you in checkout lanes, and grits are practically their own food group. If you're departing the Empire State to leave the hustle and bustle behind, you are headed to the right place. South Carolina residents spend an average of 24.6 minutes on their morning commute (an improvement over New York's 33.3 minutes, which is the longest in the country).

The biggest difference you'll notice in moving from New York to South Carolina is probably the mild weather. Put your snowblower on Craigslist; you won't need it in the Palmetto State, with average daily highs of 60 degrees in the winter.

To prepare you for your move to South Carolina, here is a list of ten things to know before you go:

1. South Carolina is Full of

Natural Beauty

With scenery that boasts mountains, waterfalls, and plenty of ocean views, South Carolina is a beautiful state. The palmetto tree, which gives the state its nickname, grows in abundance along the coastline. The Blue Ridge Mountains offer a variety of hiking trails with panoramic views. The state is also home to some beautiful state parks and fantastic inland lakes, perfect for fishing and water sports – just watch out for alligators!

2. There's Plenty of

Historical Charm

Throughout the state of South Carolina, you can’t help but notice the rich sense of history in the surrounding buildings and landmarks. The state’s oldest city, Charleston, is brimming with historical architecture. The city’s historical significance as an advocate for religious freedom is evident in the church steeples that rise from the skyline, with nearly every denomination represented in buildings that are as beautiful as they are important. South Carolina is also home to thousands of antebellum plantations, with many now open as museums, offering a glimpse into the checkered history of the old south.

3. South Carolina has a

Healthy Economy

With unemployment below the national average and an economy ranked 18th in the nation, South Carolina is a great place to live and work. Bigger cities such as Columbia, with its collegiate vibe, and Charleston, with its active military base, are popular with both millennials and retirees. Even smaller cities such as Greenville are experiencing rapid growth. There are a number of successful businesses headquartered in the state, including Michelin, Cryovac, Sonoco, and IDEA, equating to ample job opportunities.

4. You'll Love the

Low Cost of Living

The cost of living in South Carolina is very affordable, with an index of 88.5, compared to New York’s 120.5. In addition, South Carolina’s average home price sits at $220,940, which is significantly lower than the national average. They are consistently gaining in value, though, with an 11.4% increase over the past year.

5. Enjoy all the

Great Food

South Carolinians love their food. The regional cuisine is varied and robust, with favorites such as barbecue, oysters, cornbread and grits. The locals like their food fried and their tea sweet. Boiled peanuts are a local delicacy, and grits will show up as a comfort food option on nearly every restaurant menu. (Try grits with collard greens if you really want to fit in!) Along the South Carolina southern coast, known as the Lowcountry, you’ll find locally-sourced foods that reflect the area’s natural resources. Fried green tomatoes and she-crab soup are regional specialties.

6. Experience

Healthy Living

The mild climate of South Carolina encourages healthy outdoor activities. Table Rock Trail or Rainbow Falls trail offer great hiking opportunities with spectacular views. Plenty of golf courses and beaches provide additional choices for fresh air and exercise. Healthy living also requires top-notch health care, and the Palmetto State is home to world-class hospitals, including the Medical University of South Carolina and the Spartanburg Medical Center.

7. Explore

Cultural Activities

South Carolina takes full advantage of its pleasant year-round weather by offering over 300 annual fairs and festivals. The popular state fair takes place in October, offering a mixture of games, food, rides, and music. There are a variety of produce-related festivals in the spring, such as the popular strawberry festivals where you can grab some homemade jam to bring home. Myrtle Beach’s Bike Week, Columbia’s Greek Festival, and the historical Gullah Festival are unique opportunities to expand your horizons!

8. Attend

Top-Notch Universities

There is no shortage of upper educational opportunities in South Carolina. Notable universities include University of South Carolina, College of Charleston, Clemson University, and Coastal Carolina University. When comparing the K-12 education of South Carolina as a whole to New York’s, the state does not measure up on paper, but there are many very high-quality individual schools and private school options throughout the state.

9. Experience

Southern Hospitality

Southern Hospitality is legendary, and South Carolina takes great pride in it. Your new neighbors will likely stop by with a welcome pie, the grocery clerk will offer to carry your bags to the car, and strangers will wave as they drive by. It’s not just about being nice; Southerners like to make time for long conversations so they can really get to know you.

10. Enjoy the

Ocean Access

South Carolina has over 2,800 miles of coastline along the beautiful Atlantic Ocean. You don’t have to live in a coastal town to reap the benefits of seaside life; wherever you live throughout the state you will never be more than a few hours away from the beach. Hilton Head offers world-class golf courses, miles of public beaches, and opportunities for paddleboarding or kayaking in the warm waters. The luxurious Kiawah Island is known for its posh vacation rentals and beautiful beaches.

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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