What are the Best Cities to Move To?

buildingsMost people don’t have the luxury of choosing where they get to live. Their jobs, their family, school or other commitments usually will make that decision for you.

But if you are just starting out in a new career and don’t have a lot of obligations holding you down, you may be able to decide where to call home, at least for the next couple of years.

Here then is a list of some of the best cities in the US, based on such factors as cost, weather, career opportunities, and population.

Austin, Texas

Home to the University of  Texas, Austin also is known as the music capital of the southwest. In fact, it’s home to the annual South by Southwest Festival, an eclectic mix of music, film and entertainment.

Austin has low rents, low prices, and plenty of interesting people and things to see and do, making it one of the most popular destinations for young people looking for a new place to settle down.

Boulder, Colorado

Boulder has scenic views of the surrounding Rocky Mountains, a low crime rate, and affordable housing going for it. The city is also close enough to Denver so that more sophisticated entertainments — such as art museums and a consistently solid NFL team — are only a short drive away.

Boise, Idaho

Boise is a small city –with a population of only about 200,000 people –but it also has a stable economy, a lot of jobs, and one of the lowest taxes in the nation.

It also enjoys good weather. The sun shines on average 206 days per year. Plus, there’s every type of activity nearby, from skiing and biking to boating and hiking.

Yet Boise is growing fast. In the past 15 years, the population has risen by 36%.

Wherever you decide to settle, remember that your NYC movers are always there to make you move go smooth and problem free.