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Our Guide to Your Cross Country Move to Florida

Moving to another state is never an easy job. An interstate move can be made even more difficult if it’s not organized and well planned. For this reason, we at Cross Country Moving Company have decided to compile a quick guide to an interstate residential move for those of you who are planning on moving to Florida.

Learn About Florida

Before you decide to relocate to the Sunshine State, as its residents like to call it, it is crucial that you research some more about it, so as to avoid any future surprises or disappointments. Here are some of the basic facts about this state:
- Florida is located in the southeastern area of the United States.
- It is surrounded by Alabama, Georgia, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Gulf of Mexico.
- The capital of Florida is not Miami, as many people believe, but Tallahassee.
- People from Florida are called Floridians or Floridans.
- Languages spoken the most are English and Spanish.
- Florida is home to more than 20 million people, and the numbers keep growing.
- The word Florida translates to “land of flowers”.

Finding the Right Place in Florida for Yourself

Now that you know a little more about the Sunshine state, it is time to find the perfect place for yourself. The first thing you should take into consideration is the fact that the state is divided into five regions. These regions are:
- Northern Florida. Cities of Gainesville and Jacksonville are located here. This area is home to numerous historic landmarks and is traditionally culturally south-oriented.
- The Florida Panhandle. This is where the capital Tallahassee is located. The area is known for beautiful beaches on the Gulf Coast and a touch of southern charm.
- Central Florida. This area is perhaps the most attractive one for tourists, as it is home to SeaWorld, Disney World, and the Kennedy Space Center. It also has a handful of small towns scattered all around the region that are very pleasant to live in.
- Southwest Florida. This area is where Tampa, St. Petersburg, Sarasota, Naples, and Ft. Myers are located. It is home to numerous museums, performing arts venues, galleries, and breathtaking beaches.
- Southern Florida. This region is the largest metropolitan area in the state. This is where Miami is located.

Get Ready For the Climate

You probably already know that Florida is a warm and sunny state (well, except for Southeast Florida, that is). Prepare yourself for long, hot days with humid weather in the summer. If you are thinking of living by the beach, you will also be able to enjoy a light cooling breeze year-round. However, don’t donate all your warm clothes just yet. Florida nights tend to get a little chilly, and summer storms are relatively common.
Perhaps more important than preparing the right clothes is readying your future home for hurricanes. Especially if you are buying a house, make sure its hurricane shutters are completely functional, as they might save your life (quite literally). Make a habit out of stocking non-perishable food, water, and other supplies in your home.

Prepare Yourself for Florida Traffic

There are two things you need to know before you start driving in Florida. First of all, the traffic here tends to be hectic. Due to a large number of both residents and tourists, getting around Florida is not that easy, so try your best not to get frustrated with the slow traffic. Pre-plan each commute and be ready to lose some time in your car.
Another important thing is that your car simply needs to have air-conditioning. Yes, we are aware that most vehicles today do, but we suggest getting your air-conditioning system checked before moving to Florida.
If you need car shipping services from your current home to any place in Florida, don’t hesitate to contact Cross Country Moving Company today and get the best auto transport quotes in the country.

Become a Florida Resident

One of the crucial steps of your relocation to Florida is becoming a legal Florida resident. This means changing your address, as well as the information on your driver’s license and other documents. To learn more about everything that you need to do in order to officially become a Florida resident, click here .

Enjoy Your New Home

Once all the technicalities are over with, it is time for you to enjoy your new like in Florida. We suggest spending the first month or so just exploring the Sunshine state. Here are some of the activities you are bound to enjoy:
- Spending a day at one of the numerous amazing beaches in Florida. To learn more about the best beaches in Florida, click here .
- Visit Florida’s museums. We suggest you start from the Kennedy Space Center  and work your way from there.
- Take your family to Florida’s theme parks. Be it Disney World, Legoland, SeaWorld, Dinosaur World, or Busch Gardens, Florida can guarantee hours of fun.
To see more suggestions about how you can spend your free time in Florida, click here.
Are you ready to move to Florida? If so, there is only one thing left for you to do – contact Cross Country Moving Company today to get the best moving price estimates and ask for any additional moving tips you might need. Our staff will be more than happy to provide you with more information about our wide array of services, including commercial and residential moving, auto transportation, professional packing and unpacking, climate controlled storage units, and providing moving boxes and other moving supplies. Contact our representatives to schedule your moving day.

We move you anywhere within the USA

Cross Country Long Distance Movers are one of the top rated moving companies in the United States. If you are relocating to the State of Florida and are looking for reliable relocation services, then Cross Country Movers will be glad to help. We have an exceptional reputation for providing the best services possible and aim to give you a stress-free, safe and impeccable move.
auto transport
We know how stressful driving long distances can be, whether it is for relocation purposes or other reasons. That is why we offer the best professional auto shipping services. With us, you can rest assured that your vehicle will be safe throughout its trip.
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We offer affordable cross country moving prices that depend on several factors. These include the size of your home or business, the number of items being moved, and the location of your destination. With Cross Country Movers, you won’t have to worry about any hidden fees and charges. We will provide you with a flat price estimate depending on your exact inventory.
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Our movers have been trained to pack items professionally and efficiently. We use high-quality moving boxes and other types of customized containers to ensure that all your belongings are fully protected. Whether it is your dishes, chairs, gadgets, or artwork that you need packed, our professional packers can do it. 
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