Congratulations on your big decision to move to Washington!

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

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 Washington

Thinking of moving your home base and your family from New York to Washington? Before you leave the East Coast for the West, there are a few things you should know. Whether you’re heading out to the Evergreen State for the job opportunities, unique Pacific Northwest nature or the vibrant local culture, there are plenty of great reasons to make Washington State your new home. Here’s a taste of what you could expect when leaving New York and moving out to the coastal state of Washington.y.


West Coast Culture

One of the first things you might notice when landing on the West Coast is that in broad strokes, the West Coast culture may feel a bit different from what you’re used to on the East Coast. For instance, just like in California and Oregon, Washington residents are well known for their relaxed approach to life and interest in the nature around them. On the West Coast, you can often expect to find:

  • A generally more laid-back attitude
  • An affinity for outdoorsy activities
  • A greater cultural emphasis on exploration

Prepare for

Milder Winters Yet Rainier Weather

If you’re not a big fan of having to shovel the snow out of the driveway for several months each winter in New York, you may be excited to learn that in much of Washington State, the winters are far milder than in much of New York, particularly Upstate New York. Washington tends to see less snowfall and more rainfall. Although New York, perhaps surprisingly, receives more rain overall each year than Washington does – about 47 inches a year in New York City compared to Seattle’s 38 inches – the rain in Washington State tends to be more spread out as a fairly constant drizzle. If you enjoy lightly overcast or drizzly days, you might love this corner of the Pacific Northwest! In addition, Washington’s summers are usually a bit milder and less humid than those in New York.

Take Advantage of

Washington’s Strong Business Climate

One of Washington State’s biggest strengths is its economy. Washington is well known as a beacon for start-ups and other major companies and has its share of famous businesses headquartered there. If you work in a key, in-demand sector, this could translate into plenty of job opportunities for you in Washington! Some of the state’s most significant sectors currently include:

  • Communications technology
  • Resorts and tourism
  • Aerospace engineering
  • Maritime contracts
  • Defense and military contracts
  • Tech start-ups

Adjust Your Budget for the

Generally Lower Taxes Than New York’s

For those concerned about tax rates, it may come as a relief that, unlike New York, Washington State does not impose any personal state income tax. Additionally, Washington does not have a corporate tax or any pensions or social security tax, making it a prime destination for business owners and retirees. Other tax rates, such as sales tax and property tax, are comparable to nationwide averages. If you’re coming from one of the pricey New York metropolitan areas, you might find that, depending on which area in Washington you settle into, your move could lead to fewer tax expenses.

Spend Your Days Exploring

Washington’s Numerous Cultural Attractions

Got some free time after moving into your new home? Take the day off and explore one of Washington’s many cultural attractions. This state is full of exciting cultural institutions worthy of an afternoon, a week or even an entire vacation! Be sure to add the following to your starter list.

  • The Space Needle in Seattle
  • The Museum of Flight
  • The Seattle Center
  • Mount Rainier National Park
  • The Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture
  • The Pacific Science Center

Enjoy Washington’s Diverse Landscape

Visit Both the Mountains and the Beach

The Evergreen State has truly earned its nickname – it’s well known for its green pines and abundant natural beauty. If you enjoy exploring diverse landscapes and having access to both beaches and mountains at your fingertips, you may want to spend some time seeing the sights in your new home. For starters, you could:

  • Explore the San Juan Islands
  • Go kayaking along the Pacific Coast
  • Go hiking in the North Cascades National Park
  • Go skiing or climbing on Mt. Baker Ski Area

Prepare for Slightly

More Expensive Housing Costs in Washington

Although Washington State may not have personal income taxes, there are a few expenses you may want to prepare for when leaving New York. One particular example to note is the housing market. Although outside of its major cities, Washington may have slightly cheaper real estate than Upstate New York, when comparing apples to apples, New York’s real estate market comes out as ever so slightly more affordable. For comparison, the average home price in New York is around $321,934, while the average home price in Washington is $409,228.

Leaving the Empire State for the Evergreen State could provide you and your family with the opportunity to explore the Pacific Northwest and enjoy the exciting local culture and job opportunities. Although going from the East Coast all the way to the West Coast may feel like a significant change, you can prepare yourself for culture shock and get excited for the move by reviewing this quick guide and learning more about local lifestyles. If you love the outdoors, enjoy cool and temperate weather year-round and are looking for a strong up-and-coming business climate for your career, Washington State might just be the perfect fit.

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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