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Moving from New York to San Francisco
Planning a move from New York to San Francisco can be challenging for even the most experienced moving professionals. With approximately 2,902 miles between the two mega cities, there’s lots of room for things to go wrong. However, when you hire a quality moving company like American Van Lines (AVL), you can look forward to relying on the kind of hardworking movers who will handle your household goods with the utmost care. We know how much your possessions mean to you and will do everything in our power to get them to San Francisco safely and quickly.
How much does it cost to move from New York to San Francisco?
Trying to estimate the cost of a move is always challenging because many factors are involved. At American Van Lines, we want to do everything in our power to ensure that we are transparent so that you can feel comfortable about hiring us to handle your moving needs. Take a look at the chart below. Here, you’ll see the estimated cost of your move based on the size of your home and the estimated weight of your household goods.
- One bedroom Apartment = 4000 pounds – $5,579
- Two Bedroom Apartment = 6000 pounds – $7,746
- Three Bedroom House = 10,000 pounds – $11,966
- 4- Bedroom House = 14,000 pounds – $16,024
* Please note: These price ranges are estimates based on thousands of move we do each year. Prices will vary based on distance, weight of household goods, special requests and specific moving services needed. Please fill out our free online quote form to get your detailed, personalized, no obligation, FREE moving quote today.
What else affects the cost of your move?
In addition to the size of your home and weight of your household goods, there are several other factors that can affect the cost of your move. We’ve put together a short list just so you can be aware of things you should look out for as you embark on the moving process.
- Your Moving Needs: Simply put, not all moving requests are created equally. For some families, hiring a moving company for a cross country move means finding someone to do the heavy lifting and long drive for them. Meanwhile, for others, moving long distance requires finding a full service moving company. This is the kind of company that does everything from packing, unpacking and providing storage units to cleaning the old unit after the customer moves out. Since a full service move requires a lot more time, effort and man power, it makes perfect sense that it costs more.
- Special Moving Requests: While there are a lot of different movers in the industry, not all of them are equipped to properly equipped to handle each and every kind of moving request. For instance, if you are looking for a company to help you move a hot tub, grand piano or another hard-to-move item, you can fully expect to pay more money. Things such as fine art and rare artifacts that require special handling also fall into this category.
- How easy are you making things? Even after you hire a moving company, it’s important to realize that you’re still in charge. This means that in order to complete your move in a timely manner you need to work hand-in-hand with the movers and approve things accordingly. If your condo building has strict rules that cause a delay, you constantly change your mind about plans last minute or your elevator doesn’t work and the movers need to use the stairs (long carry fee), you can expect additional charges.
What are the Best Neighborhoods to live in San Francisco area?
This is what you’ve been waiting for. Now that you understand a bit more about how your moving estimate is calculated and what you can do to impact the cost of your move, let’s look ahead to your beautiful future in San Francisco. Whether you decide to buy or rent, deciding what neighborhood to call home is one of the most important decisions that you’ll make. Luckily, we’re here to guide you. Here’s our list of the 5 best neighborhoods in San Francisco.
- University South: Voted as the best neighborhood to in Paulo Alto, CA, this San Francisco suburb has everything you want in a new home. With less than 5,000 residents, it provides a safe and stable place to raise a family in peace and quiet without the boredom that normally accompanies it. Known as the heart of Stanford University, it has all of fun college town essentials that you would expect and desire.
- Ventura: If you’re looking to raise a family and chase the American dream, look no further than Ventura. This suburb of San Francisco is located in nearby Paulo Alto and gives you excellent school options for your kids, a low crime rate and all of the close-knit community relationships that you’ve been hoping for. With median rent coming in at just over $2,000, it is quite affordable when compared to other neighborhoods in the area.
- North Berkeley: North Berkeley has been one of the most desirable places to move to in the San Francisco area in recent years. One visit to the area is all you need to understand why there’s so much fuss about it. With the perfect mix of a fun nightlife scene and quiet communities, North Berkeley has something for everyone. When you factor in friendly residents and great local restaurants, what’s not to love?
- Albany: This Oakland, CA suburb is the kind of place where you’ll feel at home no matter where you’re from. Arguably the most diverse neighborhood on our list, Albany is a beautiful melting pot where residents greet each other with warm smiles. If you are looking to get rid of your car, this is the kind of walkable neighborhood that could bolster your decision. Home to beautiful parks, excellent public schools and tons of locally owned stores, you’ll be happy you moved here.
- Mountainview: This San Francisco Bay area suburb provides you with an urban feel and all of the community togetherness that you’ve been looking for. An ideal place for young professionals, Mountainview gives you access to job opportunities, a fun outdoor scene and excellent public schools. When you factor in your low crime rate and many up and coming neighborhoods with affordable housing, we won’t be surprised if it’s near the top of your list.
Are You Ready to Make Your Move?
Are you ready to make the epic move from New York to San Francisco? If so, we are standing by to get you started. Remember, with other potential destinations such as, New York to Oakland, CA (2,896 miles), New York to San Diego, CA (2,759 miles) or New York to San Jose, CA (2,934 miles), you can stay within a similar price range as the one estimated above.
As soon as you decide that it’s time for you to move, make the right choice and call American Van Lines. Our industry-best customer service representatives are standing by to make your moving dreams a reality. We hope that we’ve answered some of your moving questions and put your mind at ease about your relocation to San Francisco.