New England is becoming a popular destination place for summer homes and retirement homes for downsizing baby boomers living in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic states. The summer climates and local charm along with close proximity to larger cities like Boston, MA and Portland, ME, are very desirable. Here are 5 things to consider when moving to New England.
- THERE ARE REALLY ONLY TWO SEASONS
That’s right. It is often said that New England is the climate where we see basically two seasons (as defined by us stubborn locals) and those are “Winter” and “Road Construction”. This well referred to anecdote implies that we have a longer winter season then most anywhere else (other than Minnesota and Wisconsin…don’t you know) and, when the snow and frost is finally out of the tar on the roads, which I will remind you, fall apart with “frost heaves” and “pot holes”, are in bad need of roadwork. Since all this roadwork needs to be done in the short season between frost season (about 5-6 months) it seems like every road is under construction all summer long.
- IT TAKES TIME TO KNOW NEW ENGLANDERS
When moving to New England you need to know that New Englanders who have grown up in New England, maybe through several generations, can be a bit tough to get to know. This is not the case with people say in, Minnesota where they go out of their way to be friendly, even if you don’t want them to be. Truth is that New Englanders are friendly, you may just have to wait a generation or two before your New England neighbor invites you over for dinner…J
- YOU CAN’T GET THEYAH FROM HEAH!
If you move to New England you may hear one of the locals giving directions to you with a bit of an accent and, you will not understand a word they are saying. We tend to drop “r’s” or add them where they are not supposed to be so, along with a long, drawn out explanation about the corner store, the red mailbox and the “falk” in the road, you will conclude that if Google can’t get you there, you likely can’t get there…from “heah”, anyway.
- NEW ENGLAND PEOPLE ARE INDUSTRIOUS
Tracing back to roots of the Pilgrims, New Englanders have shown that it takes hard work, determination and ingenuity to survive. The founders of this Northern territory of the US, had to endure many tough times to make it and this determined spirit still shows today. If you move to New England consider that you may be expected to work longer days and to “get things done”. It is a much different work environment then the Southern States where long hot summers tend to make for a more laid back approach to work.
- CHOSE THE RIGHT MOVING COMPANY
When considering a move to New England it will be very important to hire a moving company that; knows the seasons, knows the locals, knows the language and road maps, and, has a hard work ethic.
The William C Huff White Glove Moving and Storage Co. has been a trusted part of New England business for over 110 years. With a dedicated staff of hard- working, honest and careful movers, you can be assured that your move will be smooth and stress free. And, we all speak the language here…”Theahs plenty of lobstah heah for everyone”.