Moving from Newark, NJ, to Orlando, FL
Let the sunshine in
When packing your things for a 1,070-mile move from Newark, New Jersey, to Orlando, Florida, you won’t need winter gear, but make sure to bring your umbrella! Snow is so rare in the Sunshine State that most major cities, including Orlando, have no history of measurable winter precipitation.
Rain is a different story. Orlando and Newark have similar averages for annual rainfall, 52 and 48 inches, respectively. Both cities have more rain than the U.S. annual average of 38 inches. Orlando temperatures are typically 52 to 91 degrees year-round, much warmer than Newark.
Room to breathe in Orlando
Orlando is a good choice if you’re ready for a break from the crowds in Newark but still want to live in a large city. Although they have similar populations, with 307,573 people living in Orlando and 311,549 within the city limits of Newark (according to the 2020 U.S. Census), the metro areas and population density are vastly different.
The metro area is much smaller near Orlando, with a population of around 2.5 million compared to Newark, which is part of the Greater New York metropolitan area of over 20 million residents. Plus, the population density in Newark is around 4 times greater than Orlando, so even with similar populations, you’ll likely feel less crowded in your new home city in Florida.
Experience all Orlando has to offer and more
It’s no surprise that Orlando is a hugely popular tourist destination since it’s home to family-friendly attractions and theme parks. But that’s not all the city has to offer. Orlando also has a thriving arts scene with theaters, museums and galleries and provides a wide variety of national and international cuisine in the many restaurants throughout the city.
Outdoor activities like hiking and biking are popular, and if you want to spend some time at the beach, you can reach several within 1-2 hours of Orlando.
Enjoy a lower cost of living
The cost of living is much higher in Newark than in Orlando. Plus, since Florida has no state income tax, unlike New Jersey, you’ll take home more of your salary. Hospitality industry jobs are huge in Orlando, and you’ll find other career opportunities in aviation, health care, technology and video game development.
Move to Orlando with U-Pack
U-Pack® can help you move to the Sunshine State! We’re a self-moving service with over 25 years of experience in long-distance moving. Just take care of the packing, loading and unloading, and we’ll handle all the driving right to your door or to one of our nationwide service centers.