Moving from St. Louis, MO to New York, NY

Moving from St. Louis to New York City 

Planning to move from St. Louis to New York City? While both cities are known for their love of baseball, tasty cuisines and national monuments, there’s also a lot that’s different. Find out about three of the most significant differences and learn how to move to the Big Apple.   

3 Significant Changes you’ll Notice when Moving from St. Louis to NYC

The Crowds 

If you’ve never been to NYC, you may feel overwhelmed the first day there. The amount of people is probably like nothing you’ve ever seen. The St. Louis metro area is the 22nd largest in the country with 2.8 million people. NYC’s population alone is 8.6 million people, and the metro population is 20.3 million people. It can be hard to find peace and quiet in “The City That Never Sleeps.” 

The Higher Cost of Living 

You’ll want to plan a budget if you’re moving to New York City. St. Louis is 58% less expensive than NYC, and the housing costs are 82% less expensive. While you may pay around $120,000 for a house in the Gateway City, you’ll pay a median price of $700,000 in New York. The higher costs are steep, but living in NYC can be worth it.  

The Skyscrapers 

Watching the sun disappear behind the 630-foot Gateway Arch and cityscape is one of your favorite St. Louis views. But prepare to be awestruck by the thousands of high-rises and skyscrapers in NYC! Standing 1,776-feet tall is the One World Trade Center. Enjoy breathtaking sights of the city’s skyline from the One World Observatory deck — the highest observation deck in the state. Other notable towers include Park Avenue, Hudson Yards and the Empire State Building. 

How to Move from the Gateway City to the Big Apple 

New York City is 953 miles (or 15 hours) east of St. Louis. That’s a long way to move, so let U-Pack® help! As a DIY service, we drive, so all you have to do is pack and load. And thanks to our nationwide network, we can provide fast transit times.  It’s a convenient and quick way to move. See how much your move from St. Louis to NYC will cost with a free online quote or call 844-362-5303844-594-3077