Everything You Need to Know About Moving to Raleigh

Did you know Raleigh, North Carolina is also known as the City of Oaks? If you’re planning a move to the second largest city in North Carolina, there’s a lot more to learn!

Raleigh is a beautiful, booming city in the heart of the Tar Heel state that tops many ‘best places to live’ lists. This is a great city for families, outdoor adventurers, foodies, music lovers, and so much more. As your trusted, local Raleigh relocation professionals, we’re here to give you all the tips you need to know before moving to the City of Oaks.

Find a local full-service team

Raleigh is a popular place to move and research suggests that most relocators end up staying for a long time, but the actual moving part can be tricky.

Learning new neighborhoods, city streets and highways anywhere is an undertaking, so you’ll want a moving team that understands the area like the back of their hand.

By choosing Armstrong – Raleigh, you will have a dedicated and experienced Move Coordinator who will ensure that you’ve received hands-on assistance throughout your entire move process. Whether you’re moving to Glenwood South or Cameron Village, Armstrong has the tools and decades of experience to handle your move with ease.

If you love sports, food, music, or the great outdoors…Raleigh is the place for you!

Raleigh is home to three major universities, major teams across a multitude of sports, some of the best chefs in the nation, and it’s a popular destination for bands to put on their tour lists!

On top of all the events that come year-round to keep you entertained, Raleigh has some of the best locations for a nature-filled weekend getaway. From beaches to mountains, Raleigh is perfectly positioned to give you a relaxing hike or take a boat out for the day.

You can grab a group of friends in the summer and visit the Boon or Asheville areas for hiking, and head up to the Blue Ridge Parkway for winter skiing.

Plan thoroughly—and early!

Lining up all the little details of a move is often time-consuming and stressful, but with Armstrong – Raleigh all you need to do is make one call and your Move Coordinator will do the dirty work!

An Armstrong Move Coordinator is your single-point-of-contact manager for everything you need during your move and as a bonus, they already know the area well! They’ll help plan your move step-by-step, including scheduling an on-site or virtual move survey and facilitating every detail of your move day

Get to know Raleigh

Raleigh has an estimated population of over 400,000 people representing hundreds of different cultures and backgrounds. Finding your favorite spots in your new melting pot city is an important part of feeling at home.

View of downtown Raleigh

Raleigh has vastly diverse areas, from bustling city streets to quiet historic corners on the outskirts of the city. The Oakwood area is largely populated with Grand Victorian houses within walking distance of the downtown streets where you can grab a drink or listen to live music. If you’re headed to the North Hills area you can expect shopping malls, great restaurants, country clubs, and farmer’s markets.

Brier Creek boasts the majority of Raleigh’s golf courses and easy access to the airport, the highway, and some of the best schools for younger children.

Discover what each unique area has to offer and get to know what life will be like, where your new grocery spot might be, or if you have kids, where the family-friendly local parks and shops are. The sooner you get to know your new surroundings, the sooner you’ll feel at home!

Pack for your new surroundings…and store the rest

If you’re moving from a sunny state like Florida without many weather changes, this is a good time to prepare for your move to a state that has a multitude of them! Never seen snow? Don’t worry, you’ll be seeing it in Raleigh before long! Take time to look at what items you need to purge, what you need to buy and what may need to be stored.

Whether you have short-term or long-term storage needs, we have the space! Armstrong – Raleigh has over 188,000 square feet of storage space, and the Armstrong family of companies owns and operates over 2.9 million square feet of storage space nationwide.

Moving may feel very daunting, but with the right team and a solid plan, it doesn’t have to be! Armstrong – Raleigh has a relocation team with decades of industry-leading experience. With 30 coast-to-coast agencies and hundreds of partners around the globe, you can rely on Armstrong to move you anywhere.

Want to learn more about moving stress-free with Armstrong? Contact us today via phone at 866.242.8598 or request your free quote online.