Moving Best Practices: Irvine

Have You Considered Living In Irvine?

Irvine is a wonderful city with lots to offer. It is a terrific place for families, and it's the safest city in the country with a population over 100,000. It has the lowest violent crime rate according to the FBI, and it has had that distinction every year since 2005. The excellent school system is also a great reason to consider living in Irvine. The four high schools in the Irvine Unified School District have all earned Blue Ribbons from the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program, and the entire school system ranks highly on California's Academic Performance Index. Irvine is also home to several colleges and universities, including UC Irvine.

Irvine's economy is expanding, its job market is growing, and it is a great place for start-ups. The medical and technology industries are particularly strong in Irvine. Top employers include Broadcom, Edwards Lifesciences, and Blizzard Entertainment (known for the Warcraft video game series). Whether you're looking to join one of the established companies or start a business of your own, Irvine is the place to be for businesses and workers.

In addition to these practical reasons to move to Irvine, there's also plenty of fun to be had here. Whether you're interested in spending time with nature, a fascinating cultural experience, or enjoying the nightlife, Irvine has got you covered. The city boasts dozens of community and neighborhood parks, and the San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary (a constructed wetland area) offers plenty of hiking and a unique view of some uncommon birds.

Every October, the city hosts the Irvine Global Village Festival, which features food and entertainment from cultures around the world. The Irvine Museum features Impressionist art that displays California's diverse environments. And the city features plenty of live music and comedy, so you'll always have options for a night out.

Located in Orange County, Irvine is also close to many exceptional destinations. The city is adjacent to Newport Beach, so you're never far from the ocean. Anaheim is also close, so you can go to Disneyland or catch an Angels game. There really are so many reasons to consider moving to Irvine.

So You're Moving To Irvine...

​As you're getting ready to move, there are a number of things you'll want to be sure to do. You'll need to notify a few government agencies, especially the Post Office, local tax assessor, state vehicle registration, Social Security, and the IRS. You'll want to be certain to collect all of your important medical, legal, and financial documents, and arrange to have any school records transferred. Contact your insurance agent to see if you'll need to make changes to your policy. You'll want to cancel your accounts with the utility companies and make sure your bank, credit card companies, magazine subscriptions, and the like know that you've moved.

When it comes to planning the move itself, there's plenty to consider. What furniture and appliances will you want to move, what do you need to sell or donate, and will anything need to be disassembled in order to move? This is also a great time to get a quote from moving companies (you can get one from Best Priced Moving right here), and getting the quote will help you get an idea of everything that is involved in the move.

Best Priced Moving offers a great combination of quality service and competitive prices. You can certainly do the packing and moving yourself, but that's a time-consuming, stressful experience (both physically and mentally). BPM is focused on making sure that you feel comfortable about the move and that the service you receive is completely to your satisfaction. Our comprehensive move checklist will ensure that you're as prepared as possible for the move. And we notify you about costs upfront, so there won't be any surprises at the end of the job.

Chances are you'll be moving your most cherished possessions, and using a licensed mover ensures that possessions are being handled with care by trustworthy professionals. Moving companies are required by California law to obtain a license from the California Public Utilities Commission. The process of getting the license includes passing a lengthy (7 hours) examination, having fingerprints taken and passing a criminal background check, and proving to the CPUC that the business has several types of insurance. You can learn more about all the specifics that go into a CPUC moving license here.

Best Priced Moving is a family business, and we've developed a reputation for trustworthiness. We're committed to providing you with the best moving experience possible. Whether you're moving your business or your residence, Best Priced Moving can meet your moving needs with stellar service. Contact us here or get a quote here to get started right away.