Let’s face it, moving can be stressful and when you throw a new area, city, state into the mix it can get even tougher. For whatever reasons, you are moving whether it’s a new job, growing family or being closer to relatives here a couple of questions to ask yourself before relocating to a new city.
Can I afford the tax rates?
Tax rates vary from state to state so becoming familiar with the city/states tax laws is a good idea before claiming residency. For example, in North Dakota and Minnesota income and property tax vary quite a bit so knowing this prior to your move can help when selecting on where to live.
School Districts and where do they rank?
Kids? No Kids? Looking at the school districts for your kid’s academic development is crucial when relocating. It is also important to take into consideration when looking at a school’s reputation and public education system because this could be a factor when looking at resale value.
What’s the community like?
Getting to know the community and the things to do in it is also something to consider when relocating. Annual events for example in the Fargo-Moorhead area like Happy Harry’s Ribfest, WestFest, Moorhead Farmers Market, Red River Valley Fair, and the Eco Chic Design Conference among other events are great opportunities to get to know an area and the people in it.
Is the climate manageable?
Fargo- Moorhead climate… let’s just say that the climate in our area isn’t a big draw to the area. However, when relocating and looking at areas to live weather can be a big factor. If you have ever been to the F-M/ West Fargo area the weather may not be the #1 reason you would want to relocate here but the community and people in this area outweigh the negative temps.