Moving from Miami, FL, to Washington D.C.

Explore a new melting pot in our nation’s capital 

Miami, FL, and Washington, D.C., are two of the country’s most culturally diverse cities. That’s why, even if you relocate 1,000 miles up the Atlantic Coast, you’ll likely find the type of work, entertainment, and cuisine that match your interests. Yes, you’ll have to adjust to experiencing four seasons and a higher cost of living in D.C. But there’s a vibe about the nation’s capital that can’t be found anywhere else. 

Let’s discuss some things to expect when you move to Washington, D.C., and an efficient and affordable option for getting there. 

Many of D.C.’s top attractions are free 

Yes, you read that right! Did you know the federal government and private donors share in funding the world-famous Smithsonian museums? American taxpayer dollars also take care of the National Mall, owned by the National Park Service.  

And that’s just for starters! Get the most out of your time in the nation’s capital by exploring other historical sites in the city. 

You can get around just fine without a car 

While Washington, D.C., is known for having some of the nation’s worst traffic congestion, it makes up for that with its walkability and extensive public transit system. D.C. ranks among USA TODAY’s 10 Most Walkable Cities, with most of the major attractions within walking distance of each other. Pro tip: One of the best times for strolling the city is spring when the cherry blossoms bloom. 

Biking is also popular in the area. If you don’t have your own bicycle — or just want to try something a little different — you can rent one through the Capital Bikeshare program, which has hundreds of pickup and drop-off stations in D.C., Maryland and Virginia. 

Come hungry and discover diverse dining options 

Are you already grieving over the delicious food you’re about to leave behind in Miami? Fear not! Washington, D.C., is also a cultural melting pot with an incredible food scene. It ranks in the top 15 of WalletHub’s list of Best Foodie Cities.  

From traditional American fare to more exotic options like Thai, Cambodian and Ethiopian, hungry residents can find anything their hearts (and stomachs) desire.  

Take the heat off your long-distance move from Miami 

Let the industry’s most experienced professionals simplify your long-distance move to Washington, D.C. U-Pack® has completed more than a million long-distance moves over the past 25-plus years, and we can help you with yours. We’ll even handle the driving! Contact one of our local service centers for a free quote and learn more.