Moving from Virginia Beach VA to New York City, NY

Thinking about moving from Virginia Beach to New York City?

If you’ve ever wondered whether or not you’re ready for America’s largest city, this article aims to help you determine if the move to the Big Apple is right for you. Virginia Beach, Virginia is a beautiful coastal town that boasts a much more relaxed pace than New York. But New York has it all in spades. It provides opportunities and excitement that a Virginia Beach resident can only dream of. Let’s see if New York City is right for you!

What is the weather like in New York City?

Virginia Beach does have seasons, but not the way that New York City does. New York enjoys a variety of eclectic weather patterns that allows a resident to experience every side of Mother Nature. In the fall, the trees of Central Park have beautiful shades of yellow, brown and red. Winters have the beautiful snow tracing the streets that give the appearance of a winter wonderland. Spring brings about renewal and greens abound. Summers are warm and humid, as any good summer should be.

While extreme weather happens on occasion, such as Hurricane Irene, New York City finds itself in a much less vulnerable location than Virginia Beach, which constantly deals with hurricane and tropical storm threats. New York City experiences plenty of rain throughout the year, however, and they also have large amounts of snowfall during the winter. This combination of weather and sounds will help the nightlife-lover be rocked gently to sleep. In the summer, temperatures typically go up to the mid-80s, while the winters have highs around the 30s.

What are the demographics like in New York City?

There are over eight million individuals to be found walking the streets of New York and its boroughs, and these people represent just about every type of person that can be found in the United States. This is probably largely due to this city’s positioning as one of the major ports in the country. An astounding 37 percent of New York City’s people were born in a foreign country. To say it is a cultured and diverse town is quite an understatement.  

Are the schools in New York City good?

It is not surprising that, as our nation’s largest city, New York also has the largest public school system in the United States. There are more than one million students enrolled in the schools primary and secondary schools. There are a vast number of different schools to be in New York, with more than 1,200 public and 900 private institutions.

Higher education knows no bounds in NYC, either, with such prestigious schools as St. John’s University, the City University of New York, New York University, and Columbia University all calling the city home. There are several biomedical research centers included in these schools, such as the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Rockefeller University. Arts schools also have a strong foothold in the New York educational fabric, with the famed Julliard School often considered the best institution in its category in the country.

Will I be able to entertain myself?

While several places claim to be the “Entertainment Capitol of the World,” few could back up the claim as well as NYC does. New York City’s entertainment scene is legendary the whole world round, with art, music, theatre, television and film finding permanent fixtures in the town. Broadway is probably the most famous entertainment aspect of NYC, with Manhattan hosting such long-running shows as Mamma Mia! and Wicked.

Sports teams like the New York Knicks and the Brooklyn Nets in basketball, the New York Jets and Giants in football and the Yankees and Mets in baseball keep sports fans happy no matter what time of year it is. Annual events like Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade attract the eyes of the entire country. There are also numerous historical and cultural landmarks like the Statue of Liberty, Ground Zero, Ellis Island, the Chrysler Building and the Empire State Building.

While Virginia Beach has that famed beach, there really isn’t anything that isn’t directly related to that beach to provide entertainment for its residents. New York is so much more than a coastline.

Time to get moving 

Say goodbye to Virginia Beach and hello to NYC! If you’re looking for an affordable way to get from one place to another, U-Pack® can help you do just that. Pack, load, and unload, and U-Pack will do all the driving. It’s the easy way to move to NYC, and we have locations nearby so we know the area!