At MacDonald Movers, we understand that there are many challenges associated when you are committed to moving to a new community – whether it be for work, school, or love – and we know that you may miss much of what you are leaving behind. One way to ease the moving process is to familiarize yourself with the new area you are moving to as quickly as possible, and in 2017 there are great new modern tools that we can share with you that can help you let your explore your new life and help your new area feel like home as quickly as possible.
A good tool to start researching your new community is Area Vibes, which has a great neighborhood amenities tool – simply type in the zip code or city that you are moving to, and access the “Amenities” tab. You can also find information about schools, jobs, crime rates, weather, housing and cost of living which gets summarized in a “Livability” score.
Yelp is a very well-known tool that can show you reviews for small businesses in your new area, and Zomato (formerly UrbanSpoon) is another good alternative that can help you find great restaurants or cafes that match your taste and style as quickly as possible. These apps hold the advantage over other similar tools like EveryRestaurantInTheCity because of their reviews, which are generally written by real customers.
If you prefer mobile apps — Like A Local is a popular choice that gives you insider recommendations from people who actually live in the area that you are moving to. Or try Time To Enjoy which is an app that allows to find fun events scheduled in the time of your choosing. Try entering the first weekend you plan to have free after you complete your move.
Remember, MacDonald Movers can help you save time and keep your move stress free. Contact MacDonald Movers at 1-800-225-0394 today! Or reach out with our contact form for any questions about our residential moving services.