There are a number of logistical issues to tackle when planning for a move. After finding the perfect home within your new city or state, the next thing on your moving to-do list is planning the actual move itself. For most people, renting a moving truck and driving it themselves to a new location makes a lot of sense, both time and money-wise. However, renting a truck for your long distance trek requires a lot more effort than simply hiring a cross country moving company. Before you embark on the process of moving yourself, there are a few things that you should keep in mind.
Whether you’re moving to Bakersfield for work or school, relocating to this eclectic city is a decision you’ll be glad you made. Located in the southern San Joaquin Valley of central California, the city is a significant commercial hub for energy production and agriculture – so significant that Bakersfield has the reputation of being the fourth most productive agricultural county in the US, and of all counties in the country, Kern County is the largest oil producer.
Breadbasket and energy giant aside, Bakersfield has gifted country music lovers with the iconic ‘Bakersfield sound’ made famous by Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, Dwight Yoakam, and The Strangers. An emerging culture and arts scene is putting Bakersfield on the map as a destination for fun and entertainment. And for years, locals have enjoyed Bakersfield’s rich Basque culture.
For a happening city, housing is affordable, and the schools are highly rated. Bakersfield is a great place to raise a family or continue with your own higher education. The southern Sierra Nevada mountains are just two hours east where, if you love the outdoors, almost every imaginable year-round activity is waiting. Whether you’re outside having fun or inside working or studying, quality of life is Bakersfield’s hallmark.