Moving to Florida: Tips, Tricks & Fun Once You've Moved

If you are planning on moving to Florida, there is so much that the Sunshine State has to offer. Located in the Southeastern region of the US, Florida is the only state that borders both the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. Wherever you go, you’re never more than 60 miles from the nearest body of salt water. Home to several famous cities, exciting attractions, and beautiful beaches, Florida has everything you’re looking for and more.

Florida at a Glance

  • Florida has the longest coastline in the contiguous United States, with 825 miles of accessible beaches to enjoy

  • With a population of over 21 million, Florida is the third-most populous state in the US

  • The average temperature in Florida ranges from 65 to 70 degrees in the north, and from 74 to 77 degrees in the south

  • Florida is the theme park epicenter of the world - home to Disney, Universal, SeaWorld, LEGOLAND, Busch Gardens.

Cost of Moving to Florida

When it comes to moving to Florida, prices are going to vary depending on your location, the size of your move, and the extent of services that you need. At Red Rover, here are some starting points we have for long distance moves.
  • Moving from Charlotte, NC to Florida: Starts at $1899
  • Moving from Boston, MA to Florida: Starts at $1791
  • Moving from New York to Florida: Starts at $2047
Please contact us if you have any questions by using the Get a Quote feature. This will allow you to see more specific information related to your moving needs from your destination.

At Red Rover®, we’ve combined the best parts of the moving and storage industry to provide those moving to Florida with a comprehensive and affordable solution for all of their needs. With every storage rental after your move, customers get FREE access to a state-of-the-art moving truck for ultimate convenience. Need more info? See How it Works for yourself. What’s more, all long-distance moves to Florida come with an included month of storage and free delivery. Check out our portable storage containers, sizes, and configurations to get started on your moving journey today. If you’re ready to schedule and book your storage and moving truck, use our Get a Quote feature. We look forward to hearing from you!

10 Helpful Resources When Moving to Florida

Moving to a new location is exciting, but there are some important things to take note of beforehand. Below you can find a list of 10 helpful resources we’ve created for customers moving to Florida. 


DMV

  1. If you live in the state of Florida and want to drive a motor vehicle on public streets and highways, you are required to obtain a Florida driver’s license. You must get a Florida license within 30 days of becoming a resident if you are moving here and have a valid license from another state. For more information, visit the New Resident page. 

Schools

The five best school districts in Florida for 2021, based on state test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, teacher quality, public school district ratings, and more are:

Grocery Stores and Pharmacies

Florida has many great grocery stores and pharmacies, providing its communities with a wide range of grocery, pharmacy, and related services. Here’s a list of the top choices in the area based on 3rd party review sites:

Post Offices

When moving to Florida, you will need to notify the post office of your address change and have your mail forwarded to your new location. You can either go to USPS.com/move and change your address online or visit your local post office and request the Mover’s Guide packet.  

Real Estate and Apartment Resources

The median home value in Florida is about $267,000, which has increased by 7.9% in the last year and nearly 38% in the past five years. Dollar value of single-family homes sold in Florida rose to nearly $125 billion in 2020. Key market real estate stats can vary by area including Miami, Naples, Tampa, Orlando, Tallahassee, and Jacksonville. 

Best Real Estate Agencies in Florida:

Handymen

  • Looking for a trusted local pro for your home project? You can find a general contractor in your area here

Gyms/Fitness Centers

Gyms and fitness clubs throughout Florida provide members with all of the standard equipment they need, as well as world-class personal training, group classes, luxurious spas, and more. 

Banks

For all of your banking and financial needs, these are the top-rated banks and credit unions which offer trusted advice and exceptional customer service.

Popular Activities and Attractions in Area

Popular Restaurants in Florida

Florida is a mecca for lovers of seafood, southern fare, and island specialties. The cuisine in Florida is one the most exotic styles of food in the US because of its diversity of nationalities throughout the state. Here are some of the most popular restaurants in Florida for your bucket list:

Moving from any of the following areas?

  • Boston, MA
  • Foxborough, MA
  • Springfield, MA
  • Worcester, MA
  • Framingham, MA
  • Cape Cod, MA
  • Fall River, MA
  • Pittsfield, MA
  • North Adams, MA
  • Lowell ,MA
  • Providence, RI
  • Pawtucket RI
  • Woonsocket, RI
  • Huntington, NY
  • Islip, NY
  • Southampton, NY
  • Riverhead, NY
  • East Hampton, NY
  • Southold, NY
  • Asheville, NC
  • Fayetteville, NC
  • Durham, NC
  • Rocky Mount, NC
  • Wilmington, NC
  • Winston-Salem, NC
  • Greensboro, NC
  • High Point, NC
  • Raleigh, NC
  • Greenville, SC
  • Spartanburg, SC
  • Florence, SC
  • Columbia, SC
  • Charleston, SC
  • Myrtle Beach, SC
  • Augusta, SC
  • Glen Cove, NY
  • Long Beach, NY
  • Hempstead, NY
  • Oyster Bay, NY

Moving has never been easier with the help of Red Rover’s Fetchable Moving and Storage™ solutions in Florida. Our team is committed to ensuring that the process is as enjoyable and stress-free as possible, whether you are moving down the road or long distance. To learn more about our services or to reserve your storage container, find a Red Rover location near you and we’ll be happy to help you every step of the way.

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