The Benefits of Relocating to a Midwestern City

November 22, 2013 6:00 am

Missouri 1You’ve earned a decent salary and have been able to offer your family a nice home and lifestyle. Then, something calls you to relocate—whether it’s your choice or your employer’s choice, you find you’ll be moving to a Midwestern city. But, no worries. Chances are that the money you’ve invested in your home can buy a similar or even better home at a much lower price and the lower cost of living will save you even more money. If you’re leaving friends, the friendly Midwest will welcome you into their communities. There are many benefits of relocating to a Midwestern city.

A white Christmas. Colorful spring bulbs. Warm summer rain showers. Fiery Fall foliage. A Midwestern city offers all the climate and beauty of the changing seasons. Residents of the Midwest embrace the entire array of diverse weather from temperatures that dip below zero and creep over 100 degrees Fahrenheit. The seasons are just four reasons why people love the Midwest.

When someone moves from a coastal city to the Midwest, they immediately gain financially. Midwest house prices are some of the lowest in the country. A beautiful two-story home in a Midwestern city will cost a fraction of the price of the same exact home located in a coastal city. Not only are the homes more affordable, but historic gems can be found in the small cities that dot the Midwest. More than a few people who were just passing through St. Joseph have fallen in love with the historic mansions and come back to purchase and renovate them.

A Midwestern city also offers a lower cost of living and an easier daily commute. Clothing, groceries, and gasoline are all necessities that are often lower in the Midwest than they are in the rest of the country. People who relocate to a Midwestern city will often find that their new daily commute saves them more time and money. Less gas is spent idling in traffic and then trying to find parking. Some drives along uncongested Midwestern interstates are even relaxing at the end of a long day with the entire sky lit with the colors of the evening filling your vehicle’s windows.

People who relocate to the Midwest also gain socially. The “farmer’s wave” is common in the Midwest. While people scurry shoulder-to-shoulder down metropolitan sidewalks without making eye contact with others, complete strangers will offer a smile and wave as they pass by you on a quiet Midwestern road. While not everyone in the Midwest is a farmer, that warm and friendly spirit pervades throughout the Midwest. Business partners are friends and businesses work together in the communities to make their communities stronger.

Bringing money from the coast goes a long way in the Midwest. Relocating to a Midwestern city can offer individuals and families more opportunities in business and social relationships. With less individual competition in congested cities, a person can move up in their company more easily. A Midwestern city, like St. Joseph, MO can provide people more opportunities and give them room to grow out here in the breadbasket of America.

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