If you are considering a move to a large city, there are a few things you need to know before you begin your relocation. The following list will provide some of the crucial things you need to know for such a move. It is most important to do research before you make any decisions. A few considerations you should research are employment/unemployment rates, as well as, school systems, population, parking, weather, and crime rate and laws for that area.
Have a Plan: Plan your move carefully. You should consider all the possible delays in moving to your new residence, do not sign leases or contracts on any properties you have not seen, have extra money for unforeseen emergencies and expenses, and have a backup plan.
Get Involved and Meet People: Explore the city with a current map and make a list of addresses with directions (if you have no gps) of the places you will frequent. Connect with people through churches and volunteer programs, or hobbies you enjoy. It is a good idea to carry a small amount of cash in case you get lost or have car trouble. Do get out and meet people and enjoy all the amenities a large city has to offer.