Covid has brought many changes to our lives and to our workplaces. Working from home has become the norm and many people have elected to move out of big, expensive cities and move to smaller, rural areas.

The allure of moving to a small, quaint town has thousands selling their homes and making the move. When you move from a big city to a small one, there will be an adjustment period. This can take anywhere from 4-6 months before you feel settled, and it starts to feel like home.

Shopping is one big difference as there are not as many options in small towns to choose from, like grocery stores. A couple of things to consider before you choose a small town:

  1. Is there a hospital nearby?
  2. If you have food sensitivities/allergies – can you buy this food nearby?
  3. Family doctors – are there any who are accepting new patients?
  4. Are there walk-in clinics close by?
  5. What about restaurants or take-out food?
  6. What type of gym facilities do they have?
  7. Banking – does your bank have a branch in the area?
  8. Pet store – do they carry your pet’s brand of food?
  9. Veterinarian – is there one close by?
  10. If you have children is there a sports and recreation centre close by?
  11. What sports leagues do they offer?

Take the time to explore the town/neighbourhood you are considering moving to. As travel may be restricted with Covid, you can always explore online. Ask your realtor for a list of stores and businesses in the area. Ask your mover for a Welcome Wagon representative to contact you. They are a wonderful resource to learn about the shopping, restaurants, and services available in the community.

For more information or to arrange a no-cost moving quote, contact Premiere Van Lines toll-free at 1-877- 671-6683.