Congratulations on your big decision to move to Virginia!

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

Have you recently decided to take the plunge and leave New York for the Old Dominion State? If you’re in the process of mentally preparing for a move from New York to Virginia, there are a few key facts you should know that could make your move easier, more exciting and more fun. These two mid-Atlantic states share a number of similarities, but are still different enough to allow you to explore a new culture and landscape. Check out these seven fun facts to help you get ready for your move to the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Both States Offer

Unique Mid-Atlantic Culture and Variety

One benefit of relocating to Virginia from New York is that you may not feel as homesick as you think. Both states are technically considered part of the mid-Atlantic region, and as such share certain aspects of culture and tradition, with Virginia incorporating aspects of Southern culture and New York incorporating aspects of Northern culture. Additionally, both states are geographically varied and offer residents plenty of areas to explore. For instance, both New York and Virginia have plenty of:

  • Big cities
  • Small towns
  • Beaches
  • Nature reserves

The States Are Comparable in Size, But

Virginia’s Population Is Smaller

If you like having plenty of room to wander and explore, you’ll find that Virginia offers about as much space as your home state of New York. New York has just under 123,000 square kilometers of space, while Virginia boasts circa 102,500 square kilometers. However, one noticeable difference is the population density. If you’re used to feeling cramped in New York, you may not have that problem in Virginia! While New York’s population is around 19.5 million, Virginia’s is significantly lower, at about 8.5 million. This means that most of Virginia is likely to have a more spread-out and even rural feel compared to most of New York State.

Northern Virginia Can Offer a

NYC-Paced Lifestyle

If you’re moving from the fast-paced city that never sleeps, you might be wondering whether you can find a comparable vibe anywhere in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Fortunately, Virginia is a very diverse state that offers both high-paced lifestyles and laid-back ones, depending on which part of the state you choose to live in. The area of Virginia that’s most likely to provide an NYC flavor is the northern part of the state, aptly labeled Northern Virginia or NOVA by locals. This region, comprised entirely of suburbs of Washington, D.C., boasts:

  • 5 million residents
  • Over 1,304 square miles of space
  • Proximity to Washington, D.C. and the nearby Maryland suburbs
  • Booming government and tech job opportunities
  • An area-wide metro system

Rural Virginia Can Provide a

Slower, Upstate New York-Style Pace

On the other hand, if you’re from Upstate New York and prefer a slower pace of life, you might feel right at home in the rural parts of Virginia. The central, southern and western parts of the state offer a wide range of accommodations to fit any tastes. Depending on what type of environment you want to live in, you may want to explore the following areas for a more Upstate New York feel.

  • Coastal towns in the Tidewater region on the Atlantic Ocean or the Chesapeake Bay
  • Mountain towns in the Blue Ridge Mountains in the western part of the state
  • Small towns nestled in the hills in Central Virginia

Both States Have Four Seasons, But

Virginia’s Winters Are Milder

If you’re moving south from New York because you’re tired of the cold, you’re in luck. Virginia’s climate is sometimes referred to as the “Goldilocks” climate because it offers residents four distinct seasons without ever getting excessively hot or excessively cold. Although both Virginia and New York are technically classified as humid subtropical climates, New York tends to have chillier, longer winters with more snowfall than Virginia on average.

Cost of Living Varies Throughout Virginia

Moving to Virginia from New York can certainly save you some cash, but how much you’re able to save may depend on which part of the state you relocate to. The average cost of living in Virginia varies widely, with the rural parts of the state in the west and south often offering the most affordable prices. In general, New York state may be pricier than Virginia; however, keep a close eye on your expenses if you’re moving to any of the following high-population areas that are pricier than the state average.

  • Fairfax County
  • Loudoun County
  • Arlington County
  • City of Alexandria
  • Richmond
  • Virginia Beach

Virginia Offers Plenty of Opportunities for

Excitement and Relaxation

Finally, you may be excited to learn that you’ll never have to worry about feeling bored when you’re living in Virginia. This varied and historically rich state offers boundless opportunities for both excitement and relaxation, no matter what activities you prefer. For instance, you can easily plan a Virginia weekend packed with trips to the beach, breaks on the ski slopes, hikes through the forest and more.

Although leaving New York and settling into your new home in Virginia may feel like a bit of an adjustment at first, there’s lots to love about the Old Dominion State that could help you get acclimated quickly. Whether you love big cities or small towns, history and culture or open spaces and natural beauty, Virginia’s got a little bit of something for everyone. Now that you know the ins and outs of your new home state, you can prepare for a smooth and enjoyable move.

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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