Moving from San Francisco, CA to Vancouver, WA

Relocating from San Francisco to Vancouver, USA  

About 643 miles north of San Francisco lies Vancouver, Washington. Excited to head to your new city? We know you’ll be leaving behind the Pacific Ocean and morning drives across the Golden Gate Bridge. But, you’re trading those for grand views of Mount St. Helens and 200-foot-tall Douglas firs. Other benefits include the city’s lower cost of living and small-town vibe. Find out more about Vancouver, Washington, and how U-Pack can help you get there. 

Things to enjoy about Vancouver, WA 

There’s a lot to like about your new city. Here are some things to look forward to: 

More space 

Vancouver is the fourth largest city in Washington. It covers 52 square miles of land and has a population of about 176,000 people. Compare this to San Fran’s land area of 47 square miles which is home to more than 884,000 people. There’s a lot more elbow room in “The Couve”! But, Vancouver is also the largest suburb of the Portland Metro Area, which has a population of 2.4 million people. So, if you love big-city amenities, they’re right across the border.  

Lower Cost of Living 

It’s 145% more expensive to live in San Francisco than it is in Vancouver. In your new city, you’ll pay less for housing, rent, groceries, healthcare, utilities, and more.  

Cleaner Air 

Because of wildfires and smog, San Francisco ranks for having some of the worst air conditions. Vancouver residents enjoy clean, fresh air more often, making it a healthier place to live.

The Best Coffee 

Which city is most famous for its coffee? If you guessed your new neighbor Portland, you’re right! With access to thousands of coffee shops in and around the area, you’re never too far from a caffeine fix. Local cafes to try include Coffee Villa, Relevant Coffee and Thatcher’s Coffee. 

Mountain Biking 

Mountain biking isn’t just recreational in Vancouver; it’s a lifestyle. So, if you don’t have a mountain bike, it’s time to invest in one! Have fun exploring your new city on these popular trails: 

  • Lacamas Heritage Trail 
  • Columbia River Waterfront Renaissance Trail 
  • Frenchman’s Bar Trail 
  • Ellen Davis Trail 
  • Salmon Creek Greenway Trail 

Ready to move? 

Let U-Pack® help! We’re a DIY moving option that doesn’t require you to drive a rental truck long distance. Instead, you pack and load, and we drive. And because of our nationwide coverage, transit times are typically 2-5 business days. See how much your move to Vancouver, Washington, will cost by getting an instant online quote or calling 844-362-5303844-594-3077