Whether you’re starting a new job a few states away or you are moving just for a change of scenery, long distance moving can be a tricky process. Regardless of when or where you make a move within the United States, you’ll need to decide whether or not you’ll move yourself or hire a professional […]
For many, living in California is a dream, and Berkeley rises to the top of many ‘best-of’ lists due to its unique lifestyle options, culture, art, and education. Perfectly situated on the east side of the bay across from San Francisco, residents enjoy a more intimate city vibe but also reap the benefits of living near a large metropolitan area.
Berkeley residents appreciate the idyllic mild weather, the thriving entertainment scene, and an eco-minded population. Home of the University of California Berkeley, the city exudes energetic college-town vibes and a vibrant, eclectic social scene. On the downside, it’s expensive to live in Berkeley, and finding housing can be particularly challenging. If you’re hoping to rent when you move to the area, try to avoid arriving at the start of the school year because you’ll have to compete with tens of thousands of students who are also racing to find housing. If you plan to buy a home, be prepared to join a competitive market and make quick decisions since many homes sell quickly.