Congratulations on your big decision to move to South Dakota!

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

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 Dakota

By moving to South Dakota from New York, you're about to discover one of the best-kept secrets in the country. A lot of people from outside the state and region underestimate South Dakota because they don't know very much about it. In a way, this is good for you because you get to explore and learn all that South Dakota has to offer for yourself.

West River Versus East River

South Dakota is like two states in one. It is roughly divided in half by the Missouri River, creating two different regions of East River and West River. The two regions are in different time zones (East River is Central, while West River is Mountain), and there are many significant geographical and cultural differences.

Agriculture is an important industry throughout South Dakota, but East River focuses more on farming, while West River has more ranching. The East River is flatter, with gently rolling hills shaped by glaciers. West River is more topographically varied, featuring Badlands, buttes, and the Black Hills mountain range, with expanses of prairie in between.

Because of their differences, a rivalry has sprung up between West River and East River. When it comes to politics, the rivalry can get pretty heated, but otherwise, it’s usually very good-natured on both sides.

Explore South Dakota's

Natural Beauty

One of the first things that visitors and newcomers remark on when they come to South Dakota is its natural beauty. West River is famous for the Black Hills and the Badlands. The Black Hills is the tallest U.S. mountain range east of the Rocky Mountains and gets its name because the forest of spruce and pine that covers it makes it appear dark from a distance. The Badlands is an arid region of brightly colored crags and spires, admired for its stark beauty.

While the East River scenery is different, it is no less beautiful. Much of the prairie has been converted to farmland, but remaining grasslands are teeming with color and life. East River is home to some deciduous wooded areas offering bright foliage that can rival Northeastern forests in the fall.

Interestingly, the East-West divide is even reflected in South Dakota’s natural areas. Most of the state’s six National Parks Service areas are located West River, including Mount Rushmore and Wind Cave National Park, while a majority of the 63 state parks and recreation areas are found in the East River region.

You'll Find

Friendly People

When you move to South Dakota, you’ll find the people to be extremely hospitable and welcoming. From the smallest towns to the bigger cities, there is a real sense of community, and people are more than happy to help you acclimate to the culture shock that is likely to set in after moving from New York.

South Dakotans love to show off all the wonderful things about the state to visitors and newcomers. This comes out of a genuine desire to help you fully enjoy the best that South Dakota has to offer. They’re equally interested to hear your story and what convinced you to leave New York and make the Mount Rushmore State home.

Don’t be surprised or alarmed if complete strangers wave at you as you pass them along the road, especially if you’re driving on one of the smaller highways. It’s part of the neighborliness that you’ll find throughout South Dakota, from East River to West River.

You'll be Surprised at

South Dakota's Art Scene

When you first leave New York, you may be disappointed to leave the art scene behind, but you’ll quickly find that South Dakota places a huge emphasis on the arts and is more than able to satisfy your need for creative expression.

Sioux Falls, the biggest city in South Dakota, is home to the South Dakota State Symphony, the Washington Pavilion of Arts and Sciences, and SculptureWalk, a rotating installation of sculptures by local and worldwide artists exhibited outdoors along the main streets of the downtown area. However, Sioux Falls hardly has a monopoly on South Dakota arts and culture.

Art galleries and concert venues are found throughout the state and cater to eclectic tastes. Amateur theatrics are popular too, and while it may be a far cry from Broadway, you may be surprised at the depth of talent that small-town community theaters and university campuses have to offer. Professional touring shows also make stops in large venues across the state, including Sioux Falls, Rapid City, and Aberdeen.

There are Varied

Employment Opportunities

While agriculture is one of the biggest industries in South Dakota, there are job opportunities in a wide range of other areas. Three of the top 10 employers in the state are the major healthcare organizations: Monument Health in West River and Avera and Sanford in East River.

Other big employers in South Dakota include the Iowa-based Hy-Vee grocery chain, federal and state government agencies, and the Board of Regents, which oversees South Dakota’s six public universities.

Financial services are hugely significant to South Dakota’s economy. South Dakota holds 18% of all bank assets in the United States, amounting to $3.15 trillion in holdings. The third-highest concentration of financial services activity in the U.S. is in South Dakota. While South Dakota is very far from Wall Street in terms of geography, the transition to the financial sector may be unexpectedly easy and familiar.

While South Dakota’s official nickname is the Mount Rushmore State, one of its many unofficial nicknames is the “Land of Infinite Variety.” Once you spend some time living there and exploring, you’ll quickly understand why this is appropriate. When you’re ready, White Glove Moving and Storage is proud to help make the first step on your journey a little easier.

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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