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Should I move to my vacation destination?

  • September 23, 2013

Should I move to my vacation destination?

For some homeowners, short vacations aren't enough and they decide that moving out of state to live in their favorite relaxing spots is the best solution. Living in a tourist area isn't the same as visiting it for short amount of time.

As with any city, there are advantages and disadvantages to living in an area that's primarily known for housing vacationers. Read on for a look at some of the benefits and downsides you should keep in mind before hiring a household moving company to transport your belongings to a tourist town.

Pro: Entertainment
No vacation is complete without going on a few adventures. Moving to your favorite spot means you'll be close to your favorite attractions. For instance, you'll no longer have to drive for hours to go hiking or swimming. You can enjoy your hobbies year-round rather than relegating them to a few days.

Con: Seasonal trends
MSN Real Estate recently pointed out that living near popular tourist destinations is usually a boon for small businesses. The news source also writes that some enterprising residents rent rooms to travelers. While it can be exciting to see so many new people, eventually their welcomes can become overstayed.

During popular vacation months, you can likely expect long lines in your favorite establishments and massive traffic delays. The flipside is that your neighborhood will turn into a ghost town once the tourists go home, which can be very dull.

Pro: Booming economy
American Financial Resources writes that tourist destinations often have some of the best local economies. While the hospitality industry does particularly well in these areas, small businesses and other sectors also see increases in patronage once vacationers come to town.

The primary advantage of regular economic upswings is that it's very easy to find work - especially seasonal positions. Moving to a tourist hotspot may be the best solution if you've been considering a career switch or have struggled to find employment in your current location.

Con: Too much of a good thing
Sometimes the best part of vacations is that they provide a change of scenery. It's a break from the normal routine. A tourist attraction you love for two weeks every summer can quickly become old hat when you live near it 365 days per year.

Once you decide where to move, contact Stevens Worldwide Van Lines. Long distance moving can be difficult and relocation movers from Stevens can ensure that all your belongings are safely packed and shipped to your new abode.

 

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