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Moving from Los Angeles, CA to Vancouver, WA

Moving from Los Angeles, CA to Vancouver, WA

It’s the day for moving from Los Angeles, CA to Vancouver, WA

Are you making the 971 mile due north move from Los Angeles, CA to Vancouver, WA? Let’s get one thing cleared up right away, no, it isn’t Canada. Vancouver USA, known as “The ‘Couve” to locals, is a smaller city in Washington State and lies just north of Portland, OR. When living here, you’ll find a colorful blend of residents, outdoor adventure, and unique shopping and dining experiences all packed into one charming city. Read below for even more helpful information regarding Vancouver USA.

A look at the lay of the land

Let’s start with the local geography and climate. The city is situated between the Pacific Ocean and the Cascade Mountains. It also enjoys beautiful views of Mount St. Helen and Mount Hood right along the Columbian River. The folks here love their mountain bikes because the insane and majestic terrain beckons all hard-core bikers to test the area trails. The dry and mild climate means there is no bad season in Vancouver, much like L.A. The great weather allows all outdoor enthusiasts to get out and play through every season. The fall brings a parade of magnificent colors that all photographers will want to capture.

What to expect in a move to Vancouver

If you’re moving to the ‘Couve, you should know that black tie is always optional here. The locals prefer a much more laid back approach to life. They embrace the rainy days and take advantage of the sunny ones. Rain boots and hoodies are a staple component to anyone’s wardrobe. Are you a coffee fanatic? If so, come prepared with your best barista jargon because the locals tend to be fully up to speed on all things coffee. Recycling is a must in this area and even hosts an annual Recycled Arts Festival which displays hip and environmentally friendly sculptures. Speaking of art, you’ll definitely want to catch the First Friday Artwalk so you can experience the awesome and eclectic art galleries in town.

Looking for a good job?

To start, there is no income tax in Vancouver and no sales tax in neighboring Portland; so, a job here means more income you get to keep. The job market is largely defined by exportation, education, health care, high tech, and service jobs. The largest employers include Vancouver Public Schools, PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente, and the City of Vancouver. Plus, you’re just about an hour away from Portland which is a much larger city loaded with even more job options.

More to discover

When you move from L.A. to Vancouver you’ll certainly have to make some life modifications. The area is much more relaxed and the locals simply enjoy each day as they come. The Vancouver Farmers Market is a huge focal point for the community with more than 250 vendors coming together to sell fresh fruit, veggies, nuts, and baked goods along with other one-of-a-kind items. In the summer, rain or shine, it’s outdoor concert time. Make your way Downtown for the noon concerts and the six to sunset concerts. This is one place that will allow you to put the brakes on and enjoy what life has to offer.

How to Move from Los Angeles to Vancouver

The trip to Vancouver from L.A. is a scenic one. Instead of making the trip in a bulky rental truck, you can travel in your car and take a road trip! U-Pack allows you to travel your way, and U-Pack will deliver your belongings door to door. It's a great way to move since you don't have to drive. Find out just how affordable rates are with a long distance moving quote. In just a few clicks, see how you can move with U-Pack. Explore our service center locations to find one near you!

The service center for Los Angeles, California is located in Compton, CA
The service center for Vancouver, Washington is located in Portland, OR

Information about Los Angeles, CA

Est. Population: 3792621
County: Los Angeles
Latitude: 34.0500
Longitude: -118.2333
Zip Codes: 90001
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Information about Vancouver, WA

Est. Population: 161791
County: Clark
Latitude: 45.6333
Longitude: -122.6667
Zip Codes: 98660
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