Moving Best Practices: Mission Viejo​

​What Mission Viejo Has to Offer

​Nestled in the southern part of Orange County, Mission Viejo enjoys mild temperatures and plenty of sun. It has a population of nearly 100,000, and it routinely ranks as the safest city in the nation according surveys based on the FBI's crime data. The community offers a high quality of life, with excellent schools and plenty of recreational opportunities. If you're thinking about moving, Mission Viejo is well worth your consideration.

The schools in Mission Viejo are part of either the Capistrano Unified School District or the Saddleback Valley Unified School District. The elementary and middle schools in the city routinely earn high marks, they've been California Distinguished Schools, and some have even earned the National Blue Ribbon. The two main high schools that serve Mission Viejo are Capistrano Valley High School and Mission Viejo High School. Both high schools are California Distinguished Schools, and Capistrano High has been a National Blue Ribbon finalist, while Mission Viejo High has earned the National Blue Ribbon. Mission Viejo is also home to Saddleback College, which is part of the California Community College system.

Mission Viejo has a thriving economy. The city's largest employers are Saddleback College and Mission Hospital, which is the largest hospital in southern Orange County and also its regional trauma center. Other large employers include Unisys (an IT company), Coldwell Banker (real estate), and Quest Diagnostics (a medical laboratory). The city is also home to the corporate headquarters for Marie Callender's.

In addition to these practical factors, you should also consider the fun you can have in Mission Viejo. Every May, the city hosts its Arts Alive Festival, which highlights street paintings by local artists around specific themes. The city also puts on concerts, including an ongoing concert series that features acoustic musicians. The Mission Viejo Library also routinely hosts authors and other events that encourage a lifelong love of reading.

If you're looking to get out into nature and be active, Mission Viejo has that covered, too. The city has numerous walking trails, from short hikes like the 2-mile Wilderness Glen trail to the 15-mile Arroyo Trabuco trail that takes you from the mountains to the sea. There are also numerous public parks scattered throughout the city. There's also Lake Mission Viejo, a private, man-made lake designed exclusively for recreational use. The lake offers swimming, fishing, and boating opportunities as well as a couple of beaches for relaxation. It sells memberships, and guest passes are available as well.

​When It's Time to Move

​There are a number of factors to consider when moving. You'll have to decide which of your belongings you wish to move with you and which you're prepared to part with. You will need to give yourself plenty of time to disassemble and pack large pieces of furniture. And if you're planning on purchasing replacement furniture or appliances for your new home, you'll want to be sure those are delivered when you need them. No one wants to sleep on the couch because the bed hasn't arrived yet, or be unable to wash clothes because the washing machine isn't there.

As you're going over what you need to do, consider contacting moving companies to get a quote. You can a quote from Best Priced Moving right here. As you can see from that page, getting a quote can help you organize and plan for the move. You'll create an inventory of everything you're taking, and the quote can help remind you of something you may have forgotten.

You will also want to be sure you contact all of the important government agencies and businesses you deal with to let them know you're moving. This includes the post office, utility companies (both at your old and new residences), tax agencies, the state department of motor vehicles, and Social Security. You should also make certain that you have all of your important medical, legal, business, and school records set aside so they don't get lost in the shuffle.

When the time does come to physically move your belongings to your new home, you may very well want a professional moving company to do the moving. A moving company will save you both physical and mental stress. Moving heavy objects can be harmful to those who don't do that kind of lifting regularly. No one wants to spend their first days in a new home sore and exhausted from the physical exertion. Movers can also help you with the mental stress of moving. Their experience with all the ins and outs of moving is very valuable, and they can ease your concerns.

Best Priced Moving offers both terrific service and competitive prices. We're focused on making sure our customers are comfortable with their move, and our exhaustive moving checklist helps to ensure that you're completely prepared to move. And there are never any surprise charges, because we let you know about all of the costs upfront.

Best Priced Moving is licensed by California Public Utilities Commission. This is a lengthy process, and you can learn more about what it entails here. This is just part of our commitment to building a reputation for trustworthiness. So when it's time to move your business or residence, contact Best Priced Moving to get movers you can trust at a price you can afford.