If you’re planning or considering a move from Louisiana to New York City, you should know that the two regions have a lot in common. In fact, New Orleans is sometimes considered the NYC of the South. It’s called the Big Easy, a reference to New York’s moniker, the Big Apple. They are both culturally rich urban centers with lots of civic pride. Both have histories that go back centuries and traditions that have been passed through generations of residents. Both cities are walkable with good public transportation.
Of course, there are some notable differences. First, the weather. New York has colder winters, but is milder and more comfortable in summer. If you like the four seasons and enjoy winter sports and recreation, then New York is the place for you. New York also has more varied landscapes. The geography includes mountains, rivers and lakes, and waterfalls. There are the Adirondack and Catskill Mountains, Lakes Erie and Ontario, the Finger Lakes, and Niagara Falls.
New York is also more culturally diverse than Louisiana. New York is perhaps unique in the country in that it attracts people from all around the world. On the other hand, many residents of Louisiana have lived in the same location all their lives, and everyone seemingly knows everyone else. In New York, the population is more transient and the faces change every few years.
On the whole, you’ll likely find New York City to be an exciting and fulfilling place to live. There are lots of activities all year round, including many free or low-cost options, and iconic landmarks you won’t get to see anywhere else.
But moving across the country is a big job. If you’re stressing about how to get your household goods all the way to NYC, give All Around Moving a call. We’ll make it a breeze.