Congratulations on your big decision to move to West Virginia!

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

Are you gearing up for a move from the Empire State to the Mountain State? If so, you don’t need to stress too much about the moving process – simply learning about your new home could help you get excited for the move! Although New York and West Virginia may seem vastly different on the surface, they share enough in common to help you beat homesickness and get acclimated. Before you hit the road for your new state, take a look at what you can expect from moving to the ‘Wild and Wonderful’ state of West Virginia.

Expect a Slower Pace of Life

Perhaps the biggest difference you’ll notice right away after getting out of the moving van in West Virginia is the more laid-back pace of life. Much of urbanized New York State, and particularly New York City, is world-famous for its intense, high-paced lifestyle. In West Virginia, you may find yourself taking things a little slower. Additionally, you’ll notice that the state tends to feel more sparsely populated than New York. This is because West Virginia is significantly smaller – while New York’s current population hovers around 19.5 million residents, West Virginia’s is only around 1.8 million. Although you may not be able to find any metropolis comparable to New York City in West Virginia, the good news is that if you ever want a quick dose of city life, New York is just a short drive away, depending on which part of West Virginia you settle down in.

The Cost of Living is Significantly Lower Than New York

Another major difference between New York and your new home state is the cost of living. You may quickly notice the difference to your pocketbook when you move to the Mountain State. On the whole, New York is about 108% more expensive than West Virginia. This means that West Virginia could potentially offer you:

  • Lower home prices
  • Lower cost of consumer goods and groceries
  • Lower healthcare costs
  • Lower transportation costs

Rural West Virginia Offers

Natural Beauty Comparable to Upstate New York

If you’re originally from Upstate New York and are worried about missing the rugged beauty of the open space and the mountains, you might find that West Virginia reminds you of home more than you think. West Virginia is entirely in the Appalachian region and is known as the Mountain State due to its favorable location in mountainous terrain and its many small towns nestled in the hills. For nature lovers, be sure to explore the state’s many nature parks for beauty reminiscent of Upstate New York. Take a weekend off and discover the state’s:

  • Mountains
  • River valleys
  • Hills
  • Forests
  • Lakes

The West Virginia Job Market Emphasizes Different Sectors

If you’re moving to West Virginia for work, there’s a chance you’ve decided to shift gears in your career. Compared to New York, the West Virginia economy is largely made up of a very different set of industries. For example, while New York is home to the finance industry, the banking industry, countless legal firms and more, West Virginians are typically more likely to find employment in:

  • Healthcare services
  • Retail services
  • The coal and energy industry
  • Food services
  • Mining and quarrying
  • Manufacturing

Housing in West Virginia Is

Significantly More Affordable

Are you leaving New York in order to be able to afford more space for your family? If so, West Virginia could be an ideal destination. On the whole, housing costs three times more in New York than in West Virginia. This means that if you were previously living in a condo, you may be able to afford to upgrade to a single-family home in West Virginia. Additionally, the real estate market in West Virginia is generally less competitive than anywhere in New York, so your home offers may have a greater chance of getting accepted.

Expect Similar Weather and

Year-Round Opportunities for Outdoor Activities

Because West Virginia and New York are not too far apart geographically, the weather is, in many ways, comparable. Both are four-season states with a humid subtropical climate, although West Virginia’s climate may be a bit colder and more typical of mountainous areas, while New York’s varies more based on elevation. You won’t have to be concerned about giving up your favorite outdoor activities because of the West Virginia weather, however. This nature-rich state offers countless opportunities for different types of outdoor adventures year-round, including but not limited to:

  • Forest trail hiking
  • Mountain climbing
  • Whitewater rafting
  • Ziplining
  • Fishing
  • Biking

Prepare for a

More Rural Infrastructure System

If you’re from a more urban part of New York State, and especially if you’re moving directly from New York City itself, you may be accustomed to extensive infrastructure and strong public transportation systems. If this is the case, you may need to adjust to the different types of infrastructure in West Virginia. On the whole, the state has fewer highways and less public transportation than New York. However, West Virginia does boast numerous winding mountain roads and picturesque lanes perfect for a drive!

Before you pack your bags and head over to West Virginia, it’s best to be prepared and understand the similarities and differences between the Mountain State and your home state of New York. Although the move may be a significant one in terms of finances, culture and pace of life, there’s plenty to love about this rugged, mountainous state, and just enough similarities with New York that you won’t have to worry about getting overly homesick. As you prepare for the big move, keep this list handy and get excited for your new home.

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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