Are you sick of being shut in by the snow? Are you ready to branch out to something new? Los Angeles is a city many dream about. If you are ready to take pursue the L.A. dream, now may be the time to do it!
Here is a list of reasons to move to Los Angeles:
- The weather is unbelievable.
Los Angeles has some of the best weather. With average temperatures ranging from 62 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit during the summer, pleasant temperatures during the spring and fall, and relatively mild winters, people flock to the city all year long. Los Angeles also gets about 263 sunny days every year and only about 20 days of rain on average. With weather like this, Los Angeles residents can go outside and enjoy the weather most days of the year.
- It’s culturally diverse.
People from all backgrounds and cultures have grown up in or moved to the Los Angeles area, making it as culturally diverse as you can get. About 4 million people live in Los Angeles, and their diversity influences the overall feel of the city, the culture, the style, and the food.
- The food is amazing.
There are few places where you can get authentic Mexican food, Korean barbeque, ramen, and a classic American brunch in the span of just a couple of square miles. Los Angeles is truly foodie heaven; from food trucks to family-owned eateries to Michelin star restaurants, there’s something for every taste and budget.
- The art and museums.
Art can be found everywhere in Los Angeles, whether it’s a mural on the street, a gallery featuring a local artist, or a museum like The Getty or the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). There is no shortage of attractions to keep you and your family busy and inspired.
- You’re close to the beach and to the mountains.
Los Angeles is perfectly situated to allow for residents and visitors to go to the beach or the mountains, offering something for everyone. You can surf in the summer and ski in the winter, all without having to travel too far.
- The music and entertainment.
Los Angeles is also famous for its music scene. You can see local artists at small venues like The Troubadour, superstars at outdoor theaters like the Hollywood Bowl, or musicals at The Pantages. There’s truly something for everyone to watch and enjoy.
Planning ahead? Here are a few reasons you may want to move to Los Angeles in the winter:
- You won’t have to deal with snow and ice.
While some states are covered in snow from top to bottom during the winter, the citizens of Los Angeles must brave lows of 46 degrees. The average temperature during the season is 55 degrees, a little chilly, but nothing worth bundling up over. Trudging through snow, sleet, and windstorms for weeks on end can drive a person crazy. However, the locals of L.A. can keep their ski masks and boots at home (unless, of course, they are visiting nearby mountain resorts!)
- The housing market is best during the winter season.
Many hunker down for the New Year’s season and are unwilling to make transitional moves during winter months. The winter season is proven to be one of the best times to buy a house due to a decrease in buyers. Sellers who are looking for offers will not be getting as many as they hope during the month of February, which drives prices down. Therefore, buying a house in winter can save you money. Moving to Los Angeles during this time can be a worthwhile investment in the long run because the housing market is climbing, and spring and 1summer are better times to sell a home.
- Companies are hiring now or will be hiring soon.
Many people choose to change jobs at the start of the New Year, meaning a lot of employees will give their job their two weeks’ notice within the month of January. Reportedly 18% of all workers change jobs in the month of January, which makes February a good time to put in your resume! Additionally, many people wait until spring to move from one location to another. With this in mind, getting your resume into applicable jobs in February can lead to landing that job when people move in spring.
For more insight, check out our blog: What to Expect When Moving to Los Angeles.
Only You Can Decide If a Move to Los Angeles Is Best
There are many reasons to move to Los Angeles, but you’ll need to decide for yourself if it’s the right choice for you, for work, and for your family. With Affordable Quality Moving and Storage, you don’t have to handle your Los Angeles move on your own. AQMS is a family-owned Southern California moving service that takes care of clients by meeting their individual needs. If you would like us to come and pack up your things, no problem! If you only need moving services from point A to point B, we can do that too. We even offer safe and secure storage. Our goal is to help you through a big life decision while providing a seamless transition.